Android Overload: Target To Stop Selling Kindle Fires Over Conflict of Interest, B&N Sticking With Android For Nook Tablet and More


After a long day’s work, it looks like you’ve made it into the Android Overload and for that — I am glad. This is the place we sweep all the stories that didn’t get featured on our front page, under the proverbial rug of our site, hoping you’ll maybe discover out a gem or two. So have a look around and let me know what you find. :)

  • Gmail adds automatic message translation. [GmailBlog]
  • Instagram hits over 50 million users. [Mashable]
  • Punch Hero coming to Android on May 10th via Gamevil. [DroidGamers]
  • T-Mobile’s chief marketing officer leaving the company at the end of May. [IntoMobile]
  • Jury in Google vs Oracle trial continues to deliberate. [Wired]
  • Barnes & Noble will stick with Android for Nook Tablet. Just expect more Bing. [Eweek]
  • Google wins US contract for Gmail switch. Will receive $34.9 million over the next 7 years. [WSJ]
  • Target could be getting rid of Kindle Fires over “conflict of interest.” [TheVerge]
Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Instagram hits over 50 million users, or did they hit over 50 million downloads.   It’s great when companies like that mislead the public by not providing accurate numbers such as the amount of current/active users.

    Target has pandered to Apple for years.   I’m sure douchebag lawyers at Apple stiff-armed Target by claiming they need more space for larger Apple display areas which means competitors have to go.   It’s a shame that Target has no backbone .   If walmart can continue to sell craptablets with crapple products side by side, Target can too.  After all, Walmart is just the white trash inbred version of Target.

    1. target and amazon are direct competitors, why should target sell Amazon products.

      1. because if someone wants a kindle fire and is reluctant to purchase something from TAmazon.com this may encourage them to do so.  If they do decide to purchase a kindle fire from Amazon.com as opposed to something like Best Buy and they realize how easy it is and convenient to buy from Amazon.com then they may make future purchases from Amazon for things that they otherwise may have gone to Target for.  

        Driving away business never seems to make any sense.    

      2. maybe because if you go to a target to look for a product you’d expect to find the product? 

        you know, the basis of why people actually use retail establishments?

        when you search for something on amazon you’d expect it to be there too, right?

    2. “it’s great when companies like that mislead the public by not providing accurate numbers such as the amount of current/active users.”

      You mean like 850,000 daily “activations”???

  2. Lol. Stupid target.

  3. The Kindle Fire is Great! A killer alternative to the Ipad, and much cheaper. I got mine here at amazon http://amzn.to/K0E1As

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