Android-based consoles are not such a bad idea. With Android being open sourced and with plenty of apps available, it would seem as though manufacturers would have not only the platform that they can tweak to their liking, but also a plethora of games that gamers can choose from. Kickstarter-backed OUYA is probably one of the more successful Android consoles to date, but oddly enough things have quietened down and we’re not sure if this means the trend is over, at least for now. Well whatever the case, Huawei is hoping to shake things up again by launching their own Android console called the Tron, and will offer it for $120 which is about half the price of Mad Catz’s M.O.J.O Android console that was announced at CES 2014.
So what sort of specs are we looking at? Well Huawei’s efforts will come with an NVIDIA Tegra 4 chipset under the hood, which already outdoes the OUYA which is powered by a Tegra 3 chipset. It will also pack 2GB of RAM, 16 or 32GB of onboard storage, a USB 3.0 port, WiFi, Bluetooth, and will run on Android 4.2.3 Jelly Bean. The console itself is tiny and if you have ever seen one of those portable speakers before, it’s roughly around that size, just in case the size of the controller in the photo above did not provide you with the perspective. No word on when Huawei plans to release the Tron console, but apparently it’s primary market would be China, so for those of us living stateside, we might never get a chance to see it again post-CES 2014.