Google Rumoured To Be Developing Android Games Console
Ryan Martin / 3 years ago
The Wall Street Journal reports that Google is in the process of developing a new Android games console. They say that this new games console could arrive as early as this fall (Q4) and is part of a Google plan to increase its hardware presence with the average consumer. In addition to this games console they are also expected to be preparing a redesigned/revamped Nexus Q set-top streaming device (after the first one failed miserably) and although any more details are non-existent this new Android gaming console, it is expected to compete with similar devices like the Ouya, Nvidia’s Project Shield and Gamestick.
Given that Google already produce tablets, smartphones, TV streaming boxes and a variety of other devices this latest one is surely designed to expand their hardware presence yet further still. Though this device will rely greatly on Android gaming success so Google really needs to incentivise app developers to start developing more and more games for the Android platform to give gamers the most variety to choose from to prevent them from going elsewhere (aka iOS).
What are your thoughts on a Google gaming console? Would you buy one? Or is Android gaming just not up to scratch yet?
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