Amazon planning to launch Android console under $300


Retail giant Amazon will be launching an Android console this year and will be priced under $300.

The console will be running Android operating system and will compete direct with Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo system. The console will be offering streaming and download of games, movies, TV content and music. 

"We know that many Amazon customers enjoy playing games, and we believe we can deliver great, accessible gaming experiences that gamers can play any time," Amazon said.

According to VG247, Senior publishing sources have been meeting with Amazon for a briefing on the hardware – which currently goes by a number of different codenames – and popular Android and iOS games have been used to demo the device."

The unit is reported to be about the same size as the PSone redesign, grey in colour, oblong in shape and with sharp edges. ​

The Android Console was schedule to be released last year but was delayed untill this year. The console will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors.

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