Talk about glut and clutter. It seems developing your own phone these days is low hanging fruit for companies with huge followings such as Facebook and Amazon.
Google’s Android platform makles it possoble for almost any and everybody to crank one out. This will certainly increase overall market penetration for Android but in the final analysis might play out well for Apple who will be about the only company with a single unified vision of mobile devices and where to go and what to do with them.
Android’s devices already suffer from OS fragmentation and this can only further throw fire onto that smoldering furnance.
According to the report Amazon is already quite busy developing their own Android-based smartphone as a compliment to its Kindle Fire tablet and Kindle e-readers,. Sources claim that Amazon is working with China-based factory Foxconn ( builders of Apple’s iPhone) to build the new device.
Amazon is also busy looking into acquiring wireless technology patents to fortify and protect itself as they enter the market.