The lights are on
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the tech giant Google is creating an Android-powered game console, and a wristwatch device that will connect with your Android phone.
According to the Wall Street Journal's Amir Efrati, his sources have revealed that Google "The Internet giant hopes to design and market the devices itself and release at least one of them this fall."
The report states that Google has been influenced to make the move partially in anticipation of Apple adding a considerable gaming element to the next generation of its Apple TV device, as well as the excitement over the Android-powered, Kickstarter-funded Ouya console which recently released.
The wristwatch product would likely connect with your phone via Bluetooth signal, and display information and interact with an Android phone.
The company is also planning on releasing a new version of its Android operating system this fall.
[Source: Wall Street Journal]
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I thought they meant like a console like the WiiU/X1/ps4. That would be a death wish if they did that!
History of major console war:
Snes VS. Genesis
Xbox VS. Playstation 2
Xbox 360 VS. Playstation 3
Future console wars:
Xbox One VS. Playstation 4
Ouya VS. ???
fee fi fo thump... (xbox1 &ps4): watch out!!
idk, they just decided all of a sudden to release a console thing this fall? its gonna be something weird
Who wears a watch anymore?
This will be slightly above Ouya, but well below Microsoft and Sony.
This sounds like it would be another console similar to the OnLive service to me. From how I know them, Google is a cloud-based approach solution.
if this is true then this is a good thing. another system on the market means more competition, veriety and new ideas.
Because ouya is flying off the shelves?
interesting i doubt it will be a success
Very Interesting. Let's hope it can compete with the veterans. Don't expect it to go far, tho.
Not interested i android kiddie phone games