Android-powered gaming consoles are definitely not new, with Kickstarter success OUYA probably being one of the more high profiled and well-known ones, and if the rumors are to be believed, it seems that Amazon is interested in getting in on the action as well. This rumor comes from a Game Informer report in which they claiming that according to their sources, it was revealed to them that Amazon is working on the device at the moment and could be set for a launch later this year. According to them, the console will feature a dedicated controller of its own, and will rely on Amazon’s library of game titles from which gamers will be able to purchase games from.
It even went as far as saying that the console could see a release by Black Friday, which means that if it were true, we can expect to see an announcement pretty soon! This joins a rumor we heard back in June where it was suggested that Google could be looking to create a gaming console of their own. We guess if this were true it wouldn’t be a complete shocker, after all Amazon had dived into the Android world by releasing their own Android tablet alongside their own lineup for Kindle e-readers, so a gaming console might not be the most outrageous idea.
In any case take it with a grain of salt for now, but like we said with a rumored release by Black Friday, we expect an announcement should be taking place in the near future.