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The latest tech company tied to development of a video game console is online retailing giant Amazon. According to Game Informer, the company is working on an Android-based console launching by the end of the year. The report cites sources with "knowledge of the in-development hardware."

An Amazon spokesman told Game Informer the company would not comment on rumors or speculation.

In June, The Wall Street Journal reported tech titan Google would join the video game console parade, developing their own Android-based console. Let's not forget the endless speculation that Apple might introduce its own video game hardware.

If the rumors pan out, the latest devices enter a crowded field. Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo have been the dominant performers for years with its Xbox, PlayStation and Wii brands respectively. All three either have launched (Nintendo Wii U) or will launch (Microsoft's Xbox One, Sony's PlayStation 4) new hardware for this holiday. Then there's the Android-based Ouya, which launched in June for $99.

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By Brett Molina, USA TODAY

Gannett, USA Today

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