Will the Kindle Fire get its very own Game Center-killer? [Report]

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Kindle Fire gamingThat's the word on the street, according to Bloomberg and its anonymous sources. The news website reports that Amazon is working on social features to incorporate into games on its hot Kindle Fire tablet. Sources tell Bloomberg that, by the end of July, game makers will be able to add social features into the games they create for Kindle Fire easily.

Of course, that will be thanks to the efforts of Amazon's growing games division, which hasn't been much of a secret for those keeping score. Speaking of which, players will likely be able to do exactly that through these social features for Kindle Fire as well as earn achievements and other awards while playing.

That sounds a lot like Amazon's very own Game Center--Apple's proprietary social gaming network for iOS and soon Mac computers. "Amazon has been hiring a lot of folks in games, both developers and people to help grow their platform," Robert W. Baird & Co. analyst Colin Sebastian told Bloomberg. "Third-party developers are also warming up, because monetization is better on Fire than other Android devices."

With companies like GREE and DeNA hot on their own mobile social gaming networks for Android as well as iOS, it would make sense for Amazon to want to be the leader in that department. (Kindle Fire is an Android-based device.) But will it be able to compete with Game Center in terms of features? We'll see soon enough ... or not.

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