Rumors have been picking up lately that Amazon will be making their own Android-based set-top box. Naturally, it would have to do games as well. Now we might have a first look at the controller that would go with the box.
We can clearly see a number of buttons, with some for gaming and others for navigation. Other than for the Home, Back, and Menu buttons and the media controllers, this looks like a normal game controller, similar to the Xbox One and Playstation 4.
A report that goes along with this controller claims that it will be used an accessory for the set-top box. In fact, the Android navigation buttons aren’t found on the Kindle Fire, but they seem to confirm that the set-top box will be running atop a custom version of Android. The report also says that Amazon was aiming to release their set-top box by holiday 2013, but it was pushed back.
The battle for the TV space is always picking up, with players like Google, Apple, Amazon, Roku, and more all vying to be the center of our attention. When this tablet is eventually released soon, it will be very interesting.