Google Working on Android Game Console and Smartwatch

Just on the heels of the recent Ouya launch, the Wall Street Journal reports that the Android video game console may be in for some serious competition as Google is developing its own Android game console. As if that’s not enough, the report also claims the company is working on an Android-based smartwatch as well.

The publication, citing the usual “people familiar with the matter,” claims that Google is actually in a rush to develop its own smartwatch ahead of Apple in case the iPhone company develops similar devices.

Google declined to comment about the report.

Ouya, one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns, has been available online and at selected retailers since earlier this week. The cube-shaped Android game console costs $99, while users can download close to 200 independently-developed games for at least $2 each.

The introduction of cheaper Android game console like Ouya among others is certainly shaking up the home console battle, especially as Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony have unveiled their respective next-gen consoles. Nintendo drew first blood when it launched the Wii U last November, but its sales performance is not as impressive as its predecessor, the Wii.

Microsoft and Sony will launch the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, respectively, before this year ends.

Source: Wall Street Journal, via USA Today

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