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 was expecting this, but I don't think is fair for the Ouya developers. However, it would be amazing if Google makes some kind of arrangement with them, I just feel it's the best way to go.
I think the article headline is a bit misleading, since it appears Google is aiming for the mobile platform market. However, I wonder what this influx of Android-powered phones is going to affect that market.
Glad I didn't buy an OUYA
This whole android home console crap needs to end. To me they're just gimmicky toys that won't last.
PRISM .... that is all.
Its google so everything will be amazing!!
Ouya review GameInformer?
google should just partner up with steam and pay for the development of the steam box. bam a google console.
Please include AAA games, I feel overwhelmed with the flood of arcade and indie games
what is google not making?
Great, a game console that monitors everything you do...
everyone jump on the console bandwagon.
seriously?... (no comment)
The Android game console market is something with huge potential, but this early over saturation could kill it before birth.
Whoa really? That would be awesome :D
Can't compete with the big dogs...look at Ouya and GameStick.