Nintendo’s future “NX” console may be powered by Android
Android has proven to be one of the best computing ideas of our generation. From having the operating system power the hottest smartphones, tablets and wearables in the world, to giving life to services like Project Brillo, there is clearly no limit to what the service can do. Amazon and other companies have used Android in a proprietary way, to benefit their particular needs, and reports claim that the next company is Nintendo.
Nintendo has been reluctant to provide details on its NX console that’s planned for a possible launch in 2016, but leaks are inevitable for almost every company in the world. Trusted sources claim that the new console is not necessarily planned as a replacement for the Wii U, or even for the 3DS. It seems that Nintendo is planning to launch a product in parallel to these services, and that it’ll be powered by Android. We’re not exactly sure how Nintendo plans to use Android for this project, but given how common it is for the OS to be forked by others, it would make a ton of sense for Nintendo to use it as well. Android is packed with Nintendo emulators all over, so we have no doubts that this plan could lead to a great idea.
Nintendo is planning to provide users with mobile games on other platforms in the next coming weeks, so it could just be that this service will be an added option for consumers as well.