Android rumoured to be integrated

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  1. lostdwarf
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    This is a rumour I saw while looking for a new phone today:

    WiiU to have Android OS built in and running along side Nintendo's own OS.

    more in the links.

    I need some salt!

    http://easternmorningherald.com/nintendo-wii-u-may-come-with-android-support/124794/
    http://www.phonearena.com/news/Rumor-claims-Wii-U-has-Android-built-in_id29538
    http://androidcommunity.com/nintendo-wii-u-rumors-run-wild-talks-of-android-integration-20120426/
     
  2. Snailface

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    This sounds nuts, but hope its true.
     
  3. awssk8er

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    If this is true, it will be the greatest thing ever.

    Nintendo makes the best games, but doesn't make the OS good enough.

    Android is probably my favorite operating system ever, so that makes up for that.

    Sounds random. Google+Nintendo? I hope it's true.
     
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  4. Quietlyawesome94

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    If this is true. Nintendo will have it locked down tight where you can only install apps they approve of. Android has tons of Nintendo emulators so they would be idiots to let you side load.
     
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  5. Skelletonike

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    I'm not so sure about this, if it is true, I really hope that they make it very damn well protected against piracy and not let it be hacked easily like the phones.
     
  6. Quietlyawesome94

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    Thats just it. Looking at XDA-Developers, there seems to be many more Android enthusiast than console hackers out there. Thus, more people to work on it getting "rooted".


    I'll take this with a HUGE grain of salt.

    Heh, I see this as OtherOS all over again.
     
  7. lokomelo

    lokomelo Edson Arantes do Nascimento

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    google's april fool was Google + Nintendo (or google joking nintendo)



    I will be surprise and happy if this happens...

    (can I dream with 3G connection?)
     
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  8. Gahars

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    Eh, so what?

    When you have an actual android integrated with the system, Nintendo, then we'll talk.
     
  9. Qtis

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    Hardware isn't the thing for making amazing things. It's software. I doubt Nintendo would give up on software dev for Android and Google. It'd limit them too much (or the other way around, whatever).
     
  10. Xuphor

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    That's what this rumor is..... if it's true. A full blown android OS alongside Nintendo's OS.
     
  11. Gahars

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    "actual android"

    [​IMG]
     
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  12. duffmmann

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    Nintendo definitely must have worked with google for that April fool's joke especially considering the fake commercial featured a famicom. so, I dunno, it could be possible, I won't dismiss the possibility.
     
  13. cris92x

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    I think if its even possible it will run android os on the tablet only, that way maybe you can play appstore games on the tablet itself but the main hardware will run nintendo's OS so i doubt it would be exploitable as Nintendo would probably add their own level of protection on there. Of course this is all speculation.
     
  14. Anon10W1z

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    My reaction: a crazy rumor that shouldn't be believed.
     
  15. TheZoc

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    Android on Wii U ? Dealbreaker. For real.
     
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  16. Ultymoo

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    This smells of madness. It smells a lot like Sparta.
     
  17. OJClock

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    No way this is true, too many possible security flaws
     
  18. Magsor

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    come on blogs should not be taken as a reliable source. Post this crap in Wii U section please.
    Oh wait! its already there... ill request a lock...
     
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  19. mysticwaterfall

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    Pasted From my Wii u section post ...


    Highly unlikely. It will probably run on a 3ds/Wii like menu. Nintendo would never give up that much control over the system menu to something it didn't make. For one thing, it would make it a lot easier to hack, as there isn't an Android device that hasn't been rooted at this point. There are things you can do to make it harder, but it still happens eventually. For another, it would allow (after root of course) the operation of entirely seperate markets that Nintendo gets no revenue from. Third, you would be sacrificing game performance, as Android apps are all run through a Java VM.
     
  20. Bladexdsl

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    if this is true....

    [​IMG]

    either way i'm still getting a tegra 3 :creep:
     
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