Amazon have been very busy indeed lately.
My hope and feeling is that Amazon are brewing something quite spectacular, and that all the pieces in this puzzle are going to come together nicely and really shake the mobile landscape, but, hey, that remains to be seen!
The latest development in a string of news and rumors surrounding Amazon and their position within the mobile industry is that they have launched a cloud media storage service.
This service is all about helping you to store your media and documents in the cloud so that you can easily access it wherever you are.
However, it seems that some record labels, understandably are not happy at the thought of this. A spokesperson from Sony Music Entertainment said:
“We are disappointed that the locker service that Amazon is proposing is unlicensed by Sony Music”
It seems a very obvious move for Amazon to launch a service like this, especially considering the server infrastructure that they already have in place.
However, having had a look at the service as it is, I’m not convinced that I am personally hugely excited about using it. For one I am not someone who has huge amounts of music and movies on my hard drive, but also services like Dropbox (which, I might note, runs on Amazon S3!) seem to be a lot more advanced, especially when you consider how you are able to install Dropbox’s software and beautiful UI onto any of your devices.
With all of that said, who knows how this might tie in with the other things that it seems that Amazon have planned for the coming weeks.
I will be watching very closely to see how it all pans out!