Amazon's Jeff Bezos files patent for cloud-powered tablets
Amazon has been on a mission to offer the least expensive tablets and e-readers that it can. The Kindle Fire kicked off the trend of $200 7" tablets, and the Kindle e-reader has dropped to just $69 for the basic model. It looks like Amazon's Jeff Bezos is looking to make even less expensive tablets by shifting the processing power to the cloud, according to a newly filed patent.
The patent also has some very interesting additional functionality, including touchless gesture control. But, the most interesting is a touch-sensitive back panel that would measure the size of the hand using the device, and use that to detect when a child is using the device and enable parental controls and lock down purchasing content.