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Amazon’s set-top box has run into delays, launch possibly after the holiday season

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As you know, Amazon has been working on a streaming device to compete with Chromecast and Apple TV. It is an obvious choice. Google’s Chromecast has been selling unbelievably all over the world. The Verge is reporting that the set-top box, which is running a forked version of Android, has been delayed by Amazon and could face a launch beyond the coveted holiday season. The device would utilize Amazon’s own services as well as third party apps (just like Chromecast and Apple TV).

While it’s disappointing for Amazon to miss the holiday season, they still can look forward to a good start once the device does launch. Amazon has a plethora of services ranging from music (MP3) to shopping (their website) to TV and movies (via Prime). And of course the set-top box will likely be controlled by a Kindle Fire. Also, Amazon has a lot on its plate right now. They have been working on 3D object recognition that would make its debut on the inevitable Amazon phone. So I think we can cut them a little slack.

Source: The Verge


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