Huawei reveals new gaming console Tron at CES 2014
While it is similar to the OUYA device, Tron’s specs are definitely better and up-to-date
It appears that Huawei would also like to give the Android gaming console market a try, seeing as they grabbed the attention and some of the headlines of last year’s CES. Now the Chinese manufacturer Huawei has announced their newest gaming console called Tron. Basically it’s their own take on the OUYA gaming console, which was presented during July of 2013. It’s a small device, which can fit into palm of the user’s hand and it runs an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor. It also features various Android games and ports to take over your gaming. It has been reported that this OUYA console is the most successful crowd-funded device to come out of the funding platform Kickstarter so far.
Many consider it to be the console that started it all, which is why it’s impossible not to reference it, and Huawei’s Tron reportedly follows the same setup and idea. The main device, interestingly enough, resembles a can, while the independent controller connects via Bluetooth. If we were to compare the two devices, Tron’s specs are definitely more up-to-date. It runs on a higher NVIDIA Tegra 4 and has 2GB of RAM.
What’s interesting to note, is that the layout of the device itself is very similar to the Xbox console than Playstation. Tron has a very strange touchpad in the form of a big circle in the upper middle of the device. So far there is no information on its performance.
According to sources, Huawei is planning to release Tron at the price of $120, which is pretty standard for other Android consoles such as this. However, there is no word so far whether the Chinese manufacturer is actually going to bring the console to the market. The company has had issues in the past with the US government and had decided to withdraw from the market, but lately it seems that they have softened on this decision, which gives us hope that Tron may hit the shelves soon.
Source: Android Community