Google looking to create an Android-based game console

Google logoDetails are still scarce, but the Wall Street Journal is citing "people familiar with the matter" in reporting that Google has plans to release an Android-based game console in the future.

The Journal's sources say the move is a preemptive step against the persistently rumored (but still not actually real) Apple gaming console, which will supposedly be part of the next Apple TV release (it's always part of the next Apple TV, isn't it?). The console would also come as the market sees a glut of Android-based TV game consoles from other manufacturers, from the just-launched Ouya and the tiny Gamestick to the portable Nvidia Shield and the just-announced MadCatz Project M.O.J.O.

Alongside the surprising game console plans, the WSJ also reports that Google has an Android-powered wristwatch and a new version of the announced-but-not-released Nexus Q in the pipeline. At least one of these products is planned for release this fall, according to the report.

Source: Ars Technica

Tags: Android, game consoles, Google

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