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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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So...they are not making a game console.
make a better system its like as soon as one comes out the tech is already old
It'd be nice to see the creators of Android show them how it is done.
Although I wonder if the new interest in home consoles will cause the Asian handheld developers to try making an OUYA clone, or whether they will stick to handheld gaming consoles.
as long as i have xbox and the ps4 later im good with those 2 and my pc.
It'll be interesting to see what someone new to the console market thinks a "console" should be. How does Apple envision this product differently than their laptops and many i-devices?
I mean there are some very obvious differences. But what does Apple think the "essence of console" is, I wonder?
Well... I guess this good, but in my opinion Google will not be able to make in the video game industry. Their console will flop.
uh... leave gaming to Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, and the PC :/
Just don't. There is already Ouya working on Android and Google should buy the company instead of developing a console from scratch.
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This is clearly one of those transitional phases in video games. Sort of like in the early 90s, when every company and their neighbor was making a console. We'll just have to see who comes out on top in the coming years.