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Amazon’s rumored Android set-top box slated for a holiday release – report

Saturday, 5th October 2013 17:24 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Amazon’s set top box is slated for release around the holidays, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Rumors around the box have been swirling for a while and last we heard the system could be using a Qualcomm MPQ chip which is part of the Snapdragon processor line used in smart TVs and set-top boxes already in homes around the world. The box is said to make use of the firm’s Amazon Prime video streaming service, and will also run apps, play some Android games and stream music. The WSJ report states Amazon is currently in talks with various app developers and cable providers. Thanks, D’toid.

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3 Comments

  1. Dragon

    AND its rumored to have gaming capabilities too.
    http://gamasutra.com/view/news/200534/How_Amazon_is_preparing_game_developers_for_its_microconsole.php

    With PS Vita and this, microconsole market will heat up soon.
    Frankly, 100 bucks casual all-in-one box seems an awesome idea.

    #1 11 months ago
  2. SpacemanSpliffz

    Apple TV.

    #2 11 months ago
  3. pcbros

    @1 – There could easily be a cheap Steam Machine as well to play simple games. Looks like soon we are going to have lots of gaming devices for the living room.

    I’d like to play all my iOS games on TV :)

    #3 11 months ago

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