Published: Mon, June 05, 2017
Sci-tech | By Carrie Guzman

Amazon Is Working On An Android Phone (Yes, Again)

Amazon Is Working On An Android Phone (Yes, Again)

Gadget 360 claims that this specific model would retail for roughly $93 at launch, although that price could change before launch.

NDTV's Gadgets360 is reporting, citing "two sources familiar with the matter", that Amazon is quietly developing a new smartphone codenamed "Ice" that runs Android, Google's mobile operating system.

As for the kind of specs you can expect, the aforementioned test unit is said to house a 5.2- to 5.5-inch display, Snapdragon 435 chip, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage space.

If you remember (maybe it's best that you don't), the Amazon Fire Phone ran a heavily customized version of Android, like it does with the Amazon Fire tablets. So after all this time, it looks like some worthy information regarding the Fire Phone successor has surfaced, but according to the latest rumor from Gadgets 360, there are several things that we will have to watch out for.

The new "Ice" line is expected to offer full support to Google's services and apps - something the Fire Phone lacked - such as Gmail, Google Play Store, and the like.

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The venture into the smartphone market comes a couple of years after Amazon tried to enter it with the Fire Phone, albeit unsuccessfuly. Amazon's current range of Fire devices do not support GMS.

It is expected to boot Android 7.1.1 Nougat when it's launched and will apparently be priced around United States dollars 93 (approximately Rs. 6,000).

Global e-commerce giant Amazon reportedly plans to have another jab at manufacturing and selling its own smartphones.

Given the stranglehold Apple iPhones and other Android smartphones - Samsung, LG, Motorola, Huawei, and a slate of Chinese manufacturers like Xiaomi and Micromax - already dominating sales, it'll be interesting to see how an Amazon device would fare in emerging markets. Tell us your thoughts down in the comments.

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