Are Android gaming consoles doomed?

Android gaming consoles may die a quick death in the marketplace

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And if they are all selling the same games, more or less, than how much pricing power will they have?

Google's Android Gaming Console
Of course, the really big fish in the pond has not yet weighed in fully about an Android gaming console. I'm talking about Google, of course.

The Wall Street Journal indicates that Google is interested in the Android console market. But the article lacks specifics about how far along Google is, what the system would be like, and how much it would cost.

Still, if there's a company that could make a viable Android gaming console, it's probably Google. We'll have to wait and see what they come up with.

Google had better watch it though, if they release a successful Android gaming console, then Samsung won't be far behind them. Samsung has made more money off Android than Google has, and they could eat Google's lunch in an Android console market the same way they have in the Android phone market.

Google Inc. is developing a videogame console and wristwatch powered by its Android operating system, according to people familiar with the matter, as the Internet company seeks to spread the software beyond smartphones and tablets.

With the game machine and digital watch, Google is hoping to combat similar devices that Apple Inc. may release in the future, according to the people.

More at Wall Street Journal

We'll see how this plays out, but I'm not optimistic about the future of Android gaming consoles. I suspect they will be viewed as gimmick gadgets that will die a quick death in the marketplace.

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