Google is developing a game console that runs on Android, Wall Street Journal
reports. The console is in development alongside a wrist watch powered by Android.
Google is interested in the console and watch as a buffer against whatever devices Apple has planned for the future, the report says. One person mentioned that Google has been watching the Ouya
, the Kickstarted and open Android console that just launched
to the public for $99 a pop. Amazon sold out of its Ouya stock early in the first day, but is back in business
As for the watch, wearable computing isn't a new idea – it's one that Valve founder Gabe Newell in particular finds intriguing. Valve is working on a Steam Box
, which is so far described as a cheap, in-home streaming console that runs on Linux. Newell, like Google, is also keeping a close eye on Apple