Google planning Android ‘e-newsstand’

By on January 3, 2011
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Will provide consistent access to magazine and newspapers across platforms.

According to a report from Wall Street Journal, Google is currently believed to be working on an e-newsstand for Android devices, that will provider consistent access to e-magazines and newspapers across smartphones, tablets and other form factors featuring the Android mobile OS.

WSJ’s sources claim that Google is luring companies like Time Warner, Conde Nast and Hearst with a more ‘favorable’ share in revenue than Appe’s current 70/30 split. Google is also promising access to greater user data that will allow publishers to tailor their subscription packages, advertising and marketing promotions according to user needs.

The e-newsstand would include apps from media companies offering versions of their publications for smartphones or tablets running Android,” the WSJ reports.

“Google hopes to launch it in part to provide a more consistent experience for consumers who want to read periodicals on Android devices, and to help publishers collect payment for their apps.”

Source: The Wall Street Journal.


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