Amazon Prepping to Launch 3D UI Smartphone and a FireOS Handset

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Not many know that Amazon, the world's largest online shopping portal, manufacture tablets and e-book readers. After Apple and Samsung, Amazon is the third most popular tablet vendor. Interestingly, Amazon is now eyeing to expand its hardware business with two new smartphones in the near future. It isn't the first time we heard about Amazon making new handsets. Last time we heard that Amazon was making some sort of a 3D phone, and would like to offer the device for free.

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Amazon Prepping to Launch 3D UI Smartphone and a FireOS Handset

There is no concrete detail available in reference to Amazon's so-called ‘free distribution scheme', but now it appears that the tech vendor is working on a high-tech 3D smartphone (minus 3D display). Yes, you heard it right! Reportedly, Amazon is working on two smartphone models: a cheap version that will be launched later this year, while the other one would be a sophisticated piece of technology with no release date decided as of now.

According to Hacker News, Amazon is secretively making two smartphones. The low-cost Amazon smartphones is expected to run on customized version of Android. The release date is pegged for late 2013. The other phone is said to be an interesting device, at least as a concept. It is being repetitively said that Amazon is making a 3D smartphone for quite some time. According to a published report, the display is not 3D, rather the UI try to give a 3D effect. There will be four camera placed on each corner of the phone, thus all the times your eyes will be tracked.

This technique will track your head movements. Another feature that sets apart the phone from competition is image recognition feature. It let users take an image of any object and search Amazon.com data base to find similar objects. The device will feature the fifth camera in the rear. There is no information whether the device will be powered by Android or not. The device is currently codenamed "Smith ".

As mentioned above, the second Amazon phone should be affordable and will be powered by FireOS. These days all the Kindle tablets are powered by FireOS, a modified version of Android OS. Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates.

Source - TechCrunch, Hacker News

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