[Rumor] Asus Working on Android-Powered Gaming Console Called 'The Game Box'


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Speaking of Android-powered gaming consoles, if this latest rumor turns out to be true, then Amazon (along with OUYA, NVIDIA and others) won't be the only ones with an Android-powered gaming console. Supposedly, Asus is working on one they call "The Asus Game Box." While the name isn't very exciting, the prospect of an Asus developed Android-gaming console seems intriguing. Here's a quote with more of the details,

A listing for a device called Asus Game Box was spotted in the Bluetooth Special Interest Group’s database. The BSIG is the body that certifies all devices that use the Bluetooth standard, and its publicly available docs often contain clues of upcoming Android devices. According to the leaked information, the Game Box controller (pictured above) features a 430mAH battery that should be good for up to 12 hours of gameplay. The listing describes the device as an Android gaming console, living little room for interpretation.

The listing does not reveal any info about the actual console, the box that will connect to your TV, probably similarly to the Ouya. However, as Liliputing notes, specs of the Game Box surfaced in a benchmark listing from the beginning of the year, and include a Tegra 4 SoC, 2GB of RAM, and 8GB of internal storage.

When you add this to the rumors of a Google built Android gaming/multimedia console, this would mean there could soon be a plethora of options beyond just Xbox One and PS4. Sound off and share what you think of these possibilities.

Source: AndroidAuthority


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Too many Android gaming machines, not enough legitimate games. Hopefully developers start making things that don't require a bunch of IAP's to be successful.