Amazon Proves Its Kindle Fire Is Here to Stay

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Amazon.com made big waves in the tablet space when it released its Kindle Fire tablet last year, quickly grabbing the spot as the No. 2 company in the tablet space behind Apple's hugely successful iPad. However, Amazon did trail both Google and Apple in one key factor that consumers increasingly demand from their smart devices -- a robust app ecosystem. To catch up and maintain its strong momentum, Amazon recently announced that it will adopt the same standards for paying app developers as Apple and Google, in hopes of bringing a greater number of apps to its Kindle platform. See how this move will affect the battle in this massive growth area.

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