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Nintendo 'NX' home console to run on Android?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 01 Jun 2015 18:58 User comments (4)

Nintendo 'NX' home console to run on Android? Formally announced earlier this year for launch next year, Nintendo's 'NX' console will really have to step up to the plate if the gaming company wants to remain relevant in the home console market.
Today, we have an interesting rumor about next year's console: The NX will run on Android.

It appears that Nintendo is looking to power the console with a platform that has a large third-party developer base, and Android is the most popular mobile operating system on the planet. If the NX really does run on Android, that would likely mean Nintendo is not positioning the console against titans like the Xbox One and PS4 but rather as a complement to its existing popular devices like the 3DS.

Of course, the gaming giant could be aiming at the desktop console market, preferring to use a forked Android and using resources that may have gone towards building an OS towards making better games.

We will know more as the year goes on, and especially more next year.

Source:
IGN

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4 user comments

11.6.2015 22:16

Another Android set-top box...just what we need. If only nVidia would make something...they could call it...I don't know...what about..."Shield"???



22.6.2015 11:52

Nintendo NX Will Not Run on Android
Company spokesperson shoots down rumours of Google OS adoption.

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/ninten...d/1100-6427749/

32.6.2015 18:33

Originally posted by elduderino:
Nintendo NX Will Not Run on Android
Company spokesperson shoots down rumours of Google OS adoption.

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/ninten...d/1100-6427749/

Thank God. That would have been a gigantic misstep. A boon for pirates, though.

Now, the question remains... The Hell is the NX? As rocky as the Wii U's been, jumping to completely new hardware so quick seems risky. Here's hoping its at least backwards-compatible.


43.6.2015 4:51

Originally posted by nintenut:
Originally posted by elduderino:
Nintendo NX Will Not Run on Android
Company spokesperson shoots down rumours of Google OS adoption.

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/ninten...d/1100-6427749/

Thank God. That would have been a gigantic misstep. A boon for pirates, though.

Now, the question remains... The Hell is the NX? As rocky as the Wii U's been, jumping to completely new hardware so quick seems risky. Here's hoping its at least backwards-compatible.
Compared to the certain result of keeping it, the risk of killing it off is minimal.


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