It’s no surprise that Amazon wants to launch their own Android phone, this is something that we’ve been hearing about since last year. However, it would appear that the rumors about an Amazon phone just keep getting stronger day by day and with the success that the company saw with their Kindle Fire last Christmas, we know that their confidence has to be at a high.
What we’re hearing now is that Amazon has shored up the manufacturing part of their smartphone venture by turning to Foxconn. If this company name doesn’t sound familiar to you, Foxconn is the same company that Baidu, Microsoft and Apple use to manufacture their own products. Considering the fact that Amazon has already invested a lot of time and money in the development and support of a modified version of the Android operating system for their Kindle Fire tablet, it would seem logical that the company would use this as the basis of their operating system for an upcoming Android phone. Not only is some of the basic work already completed, but this customized Android version places a greater emphasis on the Kindle app store over Google’s Android market and this is something that Amazon will probably want to continue to expand on with their mobile phone.
With Apple expected to announce a new iPhone model in the coming months, we’ll have to see if Amazon has the ability to ramp up the development of their own phone to ensure that they can have a model out by the end of the year.