Google just showed off its own Android console

Amidst all its talk of the handset developments and new forays into vehicle entertainment and navigation systems, Google announced yesterday at its 2014 I/O that it would be releasing a console for the living room, based around its Android operating systems.

Designed to mix it up between a set top box and a low-end gaming system, the Google console will go head to head with Netflix machines like AppleTV, WD Live and a variety of others, as well as the Ouya console which has really dropped off the map in the past year. Unfortunately Google was quite vague about a lot of the machines details, so we don't know what its hardware specs will be, or what kind of games it'll play.

There's also no word on a name, price or release date, but it is coming, this is a real product that will arrive sooner or later.

We do however know that you'll be able to control it using any Android device, so theoretically your smartphone could function as a controller, though getting away from touch screen controls is one reason you might play on a console rather than your phone in the first place.

So we throw it open to you guys. Give us your thoughts. How much will this be? What games will it play? How powerful will it be?

Let us know below.

[Thanks Gizmodo]

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I would love a 500 pound PC

I would love a 500 pound PC which does everything you could want and has always done everything you could ever want for 2 decades.... But can I please have a much lamer PC from 2006 for 200-400 which is locked down to the manufacturers business interest. What will YOU choose?

Who cares?

Who cares?Who cares?Who cares?Who cares?Who cares?Who cares?Who cares?Who cares?Who cares?Who cares?Who cares?Who cares?Who cares?Who cares?Who cares?Who cares? You wanna do something Google? GTFO with your stupid fucking forced 15-30 sec. ads on YT & gimme a solid fucking OS for my PC (TVPC included) to replace Winblows with. I don't need your shitty little box like I don't need anyone elses shitty little box. I have a fucking PC!!! I need nothing else but a PC & a Google OS for it!!!! So FUCK YOU!!!!!

Welcomes to the console with

Welcomes to the console with tons of adds and micro transactions but guess what games are free that is if you can stand the damn adds and spend money out of your ass for a game that is not even worth it...even if its free.

all this tech needs to

all this tech needs to solidify to support as much as possible a standard rather than having to own 20 consoles/devices to play all the different box restricted content. same with streaming services. they should all be available through 1 device. balls to all the greedy corps wanting their own little market share.

You're expecting a bit too

You're expecting a bit too much. It's important to understand what you talk about. Sure having multiple devices is a hassle, but demanding compatibility like steam games on android devices is a bit too much considering steam is made for x86 machines and the vast majority of android devices use a very different architecture (ARM).

Steam Box will use Intel i7,

Steam Box will use Intel i7, ARM is actually x86 and now x64 capable. The problem with Google is Google and is shitty OS. It has nothing to do with ARM itself. ARM is used everywhere even in cell phones. The ARM processor is RISC based technology. Basically a super cut down version of CISC processors. So you were right in that it is designed for a certain niche.

oh yeah!

yeah and while they're at it, just take a ps4 and mash it together with an xbox one with a neo geo strapped inside that for good measure... makes perfect marketing sense! its not like they're competing companies... oh ... wait....

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