Google is said to be working on a digital newsstand platform, in order to offer content from magazine and publishers via Android, the Wall Street Journal reports. Google would be willing to take a smaller cut from publishers than Apple. Even more, Google is supposedly willing to offer publishers some customer data.
The customer data part is something Apple never did. The article says that Google would be willing to give out certain application buyers’ personal data. This would make it a lot easier for publishers to sell various products and services to customers.
If the idea turns into something, Google would be able to help Android smartphone and tablet users get better access to important newspapers’ and magazines’ content, as well as help their publishers get money for these applications.
Android is getting more and more attention lately, even from malware creators but we should have expected this; as the platform grows, so does the glory of a hack…