Report: Google Is Making A Video Game Console

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google is working on a video game console. What a world we live in.

They say the console will be powered by the company's Android operating system, and it seems inspired partly by the relative success of other cheap, simple Android-based consoles like the Ouya and Gamestick.

Interesting, the WSJ says the other thing spurring Google on is a desire to get out in front of Apple, who they think will make gaming a big part of future Apple TV updates.

While the Ouya has taken some slack for poor performance, I'd be down with the idea of a Google console. Stock Android phones and tablets are some of the best you can get, so if Google can extend the same classy UI and performance to a cheap console, they might do OK.

Google Is Developing Android Game Console [WSJ]


Comments

    It's mere speculation. I'm sure they're looking at the Ouya and what Apple are doing, and certainly, it would make sense to have a dedicated Androud console. Their phones are pretty awesome, so it's not much of a leap. But it's based on speculation. Strange how the gaming landscape has changed, huh?

    Maybe this is a test to see how the market audience reacts, similar to the rumor of Valve's Steambox.

    Please god no. Chrome os.... No thanks

      Chrome OS != Android OS

    Considering that google owns Motorola they could pretty easily slap the hardware base together to pull this off.

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