Nintendo is working on a tablet based on Android
Games aren’t new to the smart devices; in fact smartphones and tablets operate with really powerful hardware and software and support HD resolutions, but it doesn’t really matter to the traditional gamers who want the real console experience. That’s why many leading companies made several attempts to bring the console experience with its full quality to smartphones and tablets.
Nando Monterazo who is a software engineer at Nintendo tweeted that he’s experimenting with a tablet by Nintendo running an operating system based on Android that is fully modified and unified as a database of the tablet. Nintendo is working hard on the new tablet and is currently testing the communication environment of games that are mostly directed to kids for fun and educational purposes.
Just don’t get too excited, as cool as it sounds the Nintendo tablet running Android will aim at educating a younger demographic just like Leap Frog and Nabi Tablet, so this means less Mario Bros. and more Math Blaster. Nevertheless, this might be the necessary push for a whole bunch of future Nintendo gaming hardware running Android.
Nintendo is following other big names in its attempt to bring gaming to smart devices. For example, Sony released its first PlayStation Certified Android mobile phone also known as the 4-incher Sony Ericsson Xperia Play that enables you to play games console-style as it features dedicated gaming keys, shoulder buttons as well as an analogue joystick. This is indeed a great innovation for traditional gamers who aren’t very fond of touch screen controls and want to use the real thing. Of course, Sony clearly knows what gamers want and it’s likely for the company to start preparing for a Sony Playstation based tablet with console game experience. Who knows? Microsoft couldn’t leave Sony taking all the glory and made some attempts with its Windows Phone and came out pretty well as an Xbox experience with Halo: Spartan Assault for Windows Phone 8. Either way, there’s still no sign of a real Xbox phone or tablet on its way, not even a single rumour.
Source: Nando Monterazo