If you thought Android was just for smartphones and tablets, you may want to think again. A company called Envizions just sent out a press release today of an Android based, social gaming console called the Evo 2. And no it is not the sequel to the Sprint HTC Evo.
As the name suggests, there was an Evo 1 that apparently never saw the light of day(?) and I immediately would have filed this under vaporware except for the fact that Envizions is actually offering the developer version of the Evo 2 for free on their website. And for the first 1,000 developers who sign up, developer fees and royaltees will be waived even though an annual $150 software support fee still applies.
While the press release hasn’t given us too much detailed information on the hardware, it does appear that this Android gaming console will be packing an unspecified 1.2 GHz Samsung processor that should handle 3D gaming pretty nicely, 512MB of RAM, and some sort of “modified” Android 2.2 operating system. The manufacturer also mentions that the console will see constant software updates and will allow for users to modify any part of the system (root permissions and custom ROMs anyone?).
What do you guys think? Is there a place in the market for an Android gaming console like this? Or do you think this will fail harder than Google TV? I’m definitely curious to hear your thoughts in the comments below and If you feel so inclined, you can even preorder the console here.
SOURCE: EVO 2 console promises to bring Android gaming to your TV this fall -- Engadget