Amazon, as we know today, has launched a lot of products in its timeline. Some have been hit, some have been huge flops. The company has never shied away from experimentation.
Evolution is the only constant, one can infer by looking at Amazon’s products like Amazon Fire Phone, which may have been a failure ( Read: Was a failure), but one can definitely say Jeff Bezos has learned from it. The hits, though, have been many, but one of the most prominent ones is the Amazon Web Services, second to none, hosts a lot of web services we use daily.
Amazon is now stepping its game, and moving more towards inter-connected things, aka the Internet of Things.
The battle for IoT dominance is an open rat race, everybody is still developing, nobody has reached their peak stage. There are equal chances of Microsoft reaching the top as Amazon, and that only means, we will see great products coming in the future.
Earlier this month, Amazon announced a partnership initiative to create an IoT platform with relevant supply-chain, hardware, and semiconductor companies, giving them access to cloud-based AWS (Amazon Web Services) processing horsepower.
These services operate from 11 geographical regions across the world.
Companies in the partnership include Arrow,Avnet, Broadcom, Intel, Marvell, Microchip, Qualcomm, and Texas Instruments, among others.
A feature called “Device Shadows” will allow users to control their devices without having specific knowledge of how to communicate. Amazon plans on keeping the prices low to get a good momentum and move forward from there. In other words, Jeff Bezos is going all in on IoT, and we will see some great products, at least hope to see, in future.
Source: Gdgt Arena