Facebook Will Never Produce An In-House Smartphone, But Amazon Will Make An In-House Phone
Today, we heard a rumor about an impending Android smartphone that ditched Google’s services and brand completely, and there seem to be only 2 firm’s which have been the focus of the media’s attention regarding this phone. The less-obvious company is probably the true culprit. Amazon makes a similar tablet in-house, which it uses to sell media, apps and games to users. The other potential culprit is Facebook.
At first impression, it appears as if the social network is the guilty party because there are real Facebook phones now. They're not well-liked, and they have almost flopped as retail product. But they are there. These phones are easy, cheap feature phones that come with deep integrating with Facebook. Very poor specs aside, the user experience on the phone is hardly bearable. The iOS and Android Facebook applications are miles and miles better, and the phones are better too.
Facebook is a web-site. Plain and simple. Those men don’t build smartphones. They do not have that sort of talent in house. There’s an excellent chance these guys will stick to what they're good at esepcially since the previous Facebook phones have recently flopped. The genuine star of this article is Amazon smartphone. This is the guilty party.
Amazon makes the Kindle media tablet and PDF reader. It ditches Google’s services and brand wholly, though it uses Google’s Android as the platform that makes the tablet practicable. Amazon has all everything in place for success. It’s hardly even a bet since the Kindle Fire is doing so well. We aren't asserting it’s easy to succeed in the smartphone game, but when you have got the all the right ingredients, it’s far simpler that way.
There’s also that old rumour that Amazon is working on a smartphone with the same OS and the same access to Amazon’s stores and services, so there’s that. And Amazon has more balls than Facebook, I’d say.
Fausto Mendez is the editor of ReleaseDates.co, a free website and email-subscription service that updates its readers only about the gadgets, computer games and brands they need.