Amazon acquires UpNext, a 3D mapping upstart

| July 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Amazon may have existence planning to provide its own in-company mapping solution, following a trail recently blazed by Apple. According to GigaOm, the online retailer has snatched UpNext, a four-person, 3D mapping guests. Details regarding the deal are reality kept quiet for now.

The assuming is that Amazon must be partial in UpNext's map technology, if it be not that where would Amazon apply its newly acquired mapping abilities?

The e-tailer's current body of equals in age of Kindles do not include GPS functionality, thus providing maps on Amazon-branded hardware doesn't seem particularly useful. However, perhaps this acquisition supports more of those rumors we heard earlier this year with regard to a new Kindle Fire coming in 2012.

Is it in posse the next generation of Kindles decision come with a GPS sensor baked-in? Certainly, otherwise than that speculation nonetheless.

Of course, the association may even decide to incorporate mapping software in its changeable apps, like Kindle for iOS and Android or in like manner rollout its own stand-alone navigation software —  afterall, Amazon already has its hands in just with respect to everything from cloud storage, web shopping, books, moment video, music, apps and more.

Following a handful of acquisitions, rumors surfaced that Apple was ditching the one time-free Google Maps for its avow mapping solution. As it turns out, iOS 6 confirmed this rumor by promising to bring iPhone and iPad users a freshly designed Map app – a seam effort between Apple and TomTom.

Currently, UpNext develops an app which provides 3D maps concerning both iOS and Android devices.
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