A couple of days back news broke that Amazon was possibly getting into the Android-powered system with a unit of their own that is apparently within development right now and could see its release by the end of this year. Although this news is filed under the \’Rumors\’ category of news, it does make sense that Amazon would do this considering they tend to mimic whatever the current warm trend is with Google android.
While there isn\’t a whole lot of knowledge regarding the actual hardware specs of Amazon\’s possible console, one rumor floating around right now has the console being powered by the Qualcomm MPQ silicon and hardware used in set-top containers and smart TVs. What we can safely presume is that if Amazon comes with a console on the way, it\’ll probably wind up having access to Amazon\’s AppStore only unless you feel technically willing to root the console and stuff Google Play on there.
The only other particulars that seem to be floating around on the internet regarding this is that the console will have its own devoted controller that will come with it when you buy one. Of course when Amazon . com was asked if any of this was accurate, the company responded like most tend to do, declaring \’that the company does not discuss rumors or speculation\’.
If this is correct and Amazon comes with a console being released, we will post a good update when additional information are released. As for regardless of whether this will be any competition for Ouya, GameStick or MadCatz\’s Mojo, we will have to wait and see what the hardware winds up being.
Website Referenced: Sport Informer