The Android living room race, started by the OUYA, may be about to hot up if Game Informer's sources are on the money. Apparently Amazon may be readying an Android-powered console to release before year's end.
Game Informer's whistleblowers claim that the retail giant plans to release its console to take advantage of the Black Friday sales rush, which takes place on November 29th. It will reportedly be designed for full compatibility with most Android apps, including Amazon's daily free app giveaway, and could well support Google Play. This latter point would grant it access to an enormous wealth of software that the OUYA, sadly, can only dream of.
Amazon has yet to officially confirm anything concrete, though the company does boast its own game development studio and has been asking numerous developers to implement controller compatibility according to the ever-observant Superannuation. More as this story develops.
If this turns out to be true, it could spell disaster for the fledgling OUYA, which is suffering from a lack of exclusive software support.