Amazon Working on Enhanced Browser for the KindleBy Chris Weiss
The latest tech news by way of job posting relates to Amazon’s continual improvement upon the Kindle. The retailer appears ready to greatly improve upon the rudimentary Web browsing experience offered on the Kindle and recently posted a job listing within its Lab126 e-reading division for a browser software engineer. The hire is tasked with helping to “provide an innovative Embedded Web Browser.”
The job listing marks the latest evidence that Amazon is trying desperately to upgrade the Kindle in order to compete with market newcomers like the iPad. Back around the time that the iPad was announced, Amazon also announced a Kindle apps market, which is expected to go live later this year, and purchased a touchscreen developer Touchco.