Can your smartphone actually have enough muscle to function as a full fledged game console? I don’t think so, but perhaps what you see happen to the Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich might be the future – where USB hosting capability could very well see USB gamepads work on the smartphone, and when you have HDMI output thrown into the mix, this might very well end up as a portable gaming console – with the right emulator running in the background, of course.
Just check out the screenshot on the right and you can more or less figure out that this is some sort of tutorial from Google when it comes to setting up a game controller for Android 4.0. Needless to say, good games will need to be provided for the Android platform before it can fully realize its potential to be what some might dub as the “world’s smallest game console” – or could one see it the other way around and call it the smallest portable handheld console instead?
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