Amazon Blocking Competitors E-Reader Apps?


The Amazon Kindle Fire has been the best selling item to date on amazon.com, that says a lot considering how long Amazon has been around.  Amazon’s Kindle Fire is the ultimate media consumption machine. It’s also been said that Amazon is taking a small loss on each Kindle Fire, hoping to recoup that money with purchases from each user.

Now one thing that can get in the way of those media consumption dollars would be competing e-book reader services like Kobo for instance. According to this report from Android Guys, it looks like Amazon may be blocking, or at least making it harder to find those competing apps in the Amazon market place.

Sure, it may have been a point of discomfort for Amazon to allow e-readers and such in their Android app store before the Kindle Fire but now they are directly competing with those developers.

A developer called “BlueFire” (no relation to Kindle Fire) was reportedly notified by Amazon that their app was compatible with the new Kindle Fire however when they went to search for it themselves they couldn’t find it.

source: Android Guys

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