MG Siegler writing about the potential consequence to Google of having Android be an “open” platform if Amazon strikes a default search deal with Microsoft:

This would mean that Google would be making essentially nothing off of each Kindle Fire, even though they created the platform on which it runs. And this matters because the Kindle Fire is poised to be the most successful Android tablet — it may very well be already.

I am actually very surprised that Bing isn’t already the default search engine — my guess is Amazon wanted to sell millions of tablets to gain a better negotiation position, which is really smart.


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