Amazon to unleash family of Android devices?

A tablet and more coming later this year

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Rather than just an Android tablet, online megastore Amazon may have a family of Android devices up its sleeve.

With the Kindle e-reader having proven a huge success for the company – it was its top selling product of the last quarter – it came as no surprise to anyone when fairly solid rumours of an Amazon tablet began to swirl.

But now it seems that Amazon is preparing a whole host of Android devices for launch later this year, according to an insider speaking to Android And Me.

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Adding credence to the rumours is the fact that Amazon recently launched a dedicated Android app store, which as a stand-alone launch seems a little bit haphazard of the company.

The anonymous sources also said that Amazon will use a Pixel Qi display for low-power consumption.

It's not clear whether Amazon is working on just tablets or some smartphones too – nor do we have any clues on what version of Android we're looking at; but we'd expect a level of customisation a la HTC Sense rather than raw Android.

But one thing's for sure: we won't be surprised to see at least one Amazon Android tablet hit the virtual shelves in time for Christmas.

Via Android and Me