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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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I don't think I consider this a "console," in the traditional sense like I do with a PS4 or Xbox. I think that the market for consoles might be a bit over-saturated; along with the 3 main home consoles, plus the two handhelds, AND the startups making S.H.I.E.L.D and the Ouya, at this moment, whats the point? Why doesn't Google just buy out the Ouya since it already runs on Android? I personally don't think any of them will succeed, as the Big 3 already are entrenched in the market and have been for a decade now.
Frist I was like "*** yes!!", then I read "android console"... :(
Don't do it!
Wow. I can't see it being anywhere near the One or the PS4. IT'll probably flop.
Why do all these analyst say that home gaming is dying, yet there seems to be more and more companies flocking to make their own game consoles? I seriously think that those people get paid for the stupidest of things...
I just hope we aren't bombarded by advertisements as we appear to be in every game that is run through google or smartphones...
well, I'd like the watch, but maybe not a console.
Ummmmm...better be more powerful than Ouya.
good for them lol and good luck. i hope it is not some weak sauce android like the ouya.
I have a feeling this is not going to work out that we'll..