The company Amazon released its first and so far the only smartphone in July 2014, but launched with great fanfare Fire Phone proved to be a failure. Apparently, Amazon is preparing to return to the smartphone market with a series code-named Ice. This was reported by profile resource Gadgets360 with reference to two informed sources.
Amazon Fire Phone New smartphones Amazon will receive a fresh version of the Android operating system with a package of Google services, such as Gmail and Google Play. The presence of Google Mobile Services on the device represents a drastic change of strategy for Amazon, which currently offers a number of Android-tablets without the installed Google applications on them. The debut of at least one smartphone is expected in India in 2017. In addition, one of the tested smartphones has a display with a diagonal between 6: 2 and 5.5 inches. Other features include a 13-megapixel main camera, a fingerprint scanner, a Snapdragon 435 processor, a 2 GB RAM and 16 GB of internal flash memory, an Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system and a Google Assistant voice assistant. The price is expected to be 6000 Indian rupees, that is, about 93 US dollars. According to a source who saw the smartphone, it does not have a proprietary voice assistant Alexa, which Amazon uses in its smart Echo speakers. However, the software on it is still being finalized and by the time of the release Alexa can appear.