Amazon to launch gaming console?
Apparently, Amazon are developing an Android-operated gaming console which will be available to buy "by the end of the year," according to various sources who cite people "who have knowledge of the in-development hardware."
It is rumoured that the console will have a dedicated controller, use Amazon's library of Android titles on its marketplace and will roll out "most likely by Black Friday."
Of course, Amazon are already selling a number of Android devices, such as their range of Kindle Fire tablets and the rumored a smartphone with a 3D screen.
And this won't be the first console to use Google's smartphone/tablet operating system, as there's the Kickstarted Ouya and PlayJam's GameStick. Google themselves are rumoured to be looking at their own Android-powered console too. Reports have also said that Google have privately displayed a prototype of a set-top box device featuring a camera and motion sensor during this year's Consumer Electronics Show.
If Google and Amazon are getting involved, could this be a huge shift in the future of gaming? Nintendo are struggling to win hearts and minds with Wii U - could some new players bring fresh ideas and become the future of video games?