Amazon Instant Video app is now available on Google Play for your Google TV. Amazon Instant Video has more than 140,000 titles, including new release movies and in-season TV episodes to rent or purchase. Purchased movies and TV episodes will appear in your video library to watch at your will. Anyone willing to give this app a shot?
Yet another affordable Google TV alternative is set to hit Amazon with a low price of $99. The HiSense Google TV box is essentially similar to the VIZIO Co-Star if you all remember that one. Here’s what the HiSense offers:
- True plug-and-play versatility, easy set up and connectivity right out of the box.
- Supporting 480i up to 1080p, as well as H.264, MPEG-4 and AVC formats, the Hisense Pulse with Google TV brings users the most flexible platform available.
- Picture-In-Picture and Picture-Outside-Picture you can simultaneously watch while searching the web or social networking.
Google TV hasn’t exactly started off in a successful rate, but with these low prices it may just entice the right customers. Hit up the source link below to get yours!
Knowing that many of you are love to shop on your various devices, Amazon has gone ahead and revamped its app to include push notifications for when packages are shipped from Amazon and when they are delivered. Naturally it’s assumed that users will refer to email confirmations for these sort of things, but kudos to Amazon for giving yet another means for people to keep track of their precious items. In addition to the noteworthy shipment notifications, Amazon has also updated its app to include daily notifications for lightning deals– giving you even more additional reasons to spend, spend, spend.
If you’re an Amazon user and you’re itching to dive down and test out the new features found in the app, head on down to the Play Store link and give it a whirl today.
Amazon has had quite a lot of success selling their Android-based Kindle Fire tablets, and we’ve long heard rumors that the online mega-store will continue to build on that momentum by adding an Amazon Smartphone to the mix. Well, today those rumors are heating up. According to industry sources, Amazon has struck an exclusive deal with Chinese manufacturer Foxconn (who is famous for manufacturing Apple’s iPhone and iPad, among other things) to build 5 million units of the yet unnamed Amazon smartphone. The phone is said to be released in quarter two or quarter three of 2013, and is rumored to be very affordably priced at $100 to $200. Amazon has become well known for selling good hardware at low prices, relying on content sales (books, magazines, music, etc) to make up the majority of their profits. If Amazon is able to deliver a high end phone at such a low off contract price-point, they are really going to give Google’s Nexus line a run for its money.
While many people were occupied in recent days with news of Google Maps return to the iOS platform, owners of Amazon Kindle Fire devices continued to make do without a pre-installed mapping app. Yesterday, skobbler announced the availability of ForeverMap2 (Kindle Tablet Edition) through Amazon’s app store. ForeverMap2 is free to download and install for Kindle Fire owners. ForeverMap2 provides the expected map functions like routing and search. skobbler claims to provide an excellent visual experience and due to the map database, the product is especially strong when off major roads according to reviews.
ForeverMap2 is based on the OpenStreetMap database, a crowdsourced project similar to Wikipedia. The OpenStreetMap project boasts 900,000 contributors using a variety of methods to update the database. In addition to the free app, users can buy downloadable maps. Doing so provides users with the ability to use the app online or offline. Hit the break for the full press release and a download link (just for Amazon Kindle Fire users). » Read the rest
It’s no surprise to anyone that Amazon’s Kindle Fire has had some pretty good success in the tablet market. To add to that success, Amazon announced Thursday that downloads in their own Appstore have increased by over 500% over the past year alone. That’s a big jump. With the recent release of more tablets in the Kindle Fire family, there’s no doubt that Amazon is trying as hard as they can to get their own unique services and stores in the hands of consumers, and judging by that 500% increase, they’re doing a pretty good job. If Amazon decides to throw a Kindle Fire phone into the mix, I’m sure that number will increase dramatically, too.
Amazon does also attribute some of that growth to their helpful development tools, citing things like A/B testing for helping developers get their applications ported over and set up on the Amazon Appstore. A/B testing is just one of many development features Amazon boasts in their ecosystem, and it’s obvious that it’s having positive effects for them.
It’s safe to say HTC’s Droid DNA is the top pick for a high-end handset on Verizon, but its $200 price point may have seemed a bit steep for the average customer. Well, Amazon appears to have taken this into account and has subsequently shaved $50 off of the initial price. This means customers can pick up the device for just $149.99 with a new two-year commitment.
The offer is good for both new and existing customers eligible for upgrades. Currently, however, the device is listed as being backordered, and won’t ship for 1-2 weeks. If waiting isn’t an issue, interested parties can hit the source link below to get their unit ordered.
Two months ago Amazon began accepting submissions from developers for its up-and-coming Japanese Appstore launch. Today Amazon has flipped the switch and the Japanese branch of its Appstore is now available for any of our friends across the sea to get their download on. Japan has always been known for its love for technology, so if you’re a developer you may want to consider submitting your app to this newly opened market, as it could be a great source of additional revenue.
If you’d like to see the Japanese Appstore, or learn how to submit an app, hit our source link below.
Source: Amazon Japan
Cyber Monday is upon us and Amazon looks to be setting a pretty high (or low?) bar when it comes to offering phenomenal deals. Today only, you can pick up the refreshed iteration of their Kindle Fire tablet for just $129. To get this great deal, you’ll need to enter the coupon code “FIREDEAL” when checking out.
To refresh your memory, the Kindle Fire offers a 7-inch 1024×600 pixel resolution at 169 ppi, a 1.2 gHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 8 gigabytes of on board storage (with unlimited cloud storage via Amazon), and up to 9 hours of battery life. That’s quite a nice little tablet when you consider the price! At $129 you might be able to stuff several stockings with this awesome little tablet and make a few of your loved ones very happy indeed.
Are any of you planning on picking one up as a holiday present for someone? Or would you rather fork out the extra cash for a Nexus 7? Let us know in the comments.
Thrifty Verizon customers don’t have to wait for Black Friday. Amazon Wireless has a number of pretty solid Android phones on sale for a penny. The DROID RAZR M and, the now year-old DROID RAZR are $0.01 whether you are upgrading or are a new customer. But it looks like the DROID RAZR MAXX is only a penny for new customers. Existing customers can upgrade to the MAXX for $44.99. If you’re in the market for a new handset on Big Red, you might want to spend a minute or two checking out the source link. As usual, I doubt the prices will last long. Happy shopping!
Source: Amazon Wireless