I have said in the past that Android can be what Amazon has been waiting for the move Kindle to the next level. With Android apps, Amazon Kindle can have access to plenty of applications (and their developers) to enhance user experience on Kindle. Now can it happen?
Android is currently designed for Mobile phone, but there is no reason Kindle can’t handle Android. I think the big problem for Amazon is figuring out how to get out of their “closed” system without losing their competitive edge (the e-book market). Amazon’s current software is designed to drive sales for the Kindle store. While there is no question that the same features can be implemented on any OS, I am not sure Amazon is ready to put Android on Kindle. I think Android can boost Kindle beyond what we have seen so far from Amazon ( and it may lower the prices too). But I’d be surprised if any version of Android made it to Kindle before the summer of 2009.
So what do you guys think? Is Android the magic pill Amazon needs to take Kindle to the next level?