Nintendo working on an Android tablet!

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  1. Costello
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    Would you believe me if I told you that Nintendo was working on designing its own Android-based tablet? No you wouldn't. And what if I told you that the tablet was being designed for use in schools, and that it came with educational games? Read the article below:
    Note that the picture in the article is a mockup found on Google Images and is not apparently related to the actual information. Sources:
    :arrow: this article at Nintendoeverything
    :arrow: Twitter account from Nintendo engineer
     


  2. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    too cool for school!
     
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  3. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

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    Interesting indeed :P
     
  4. Costello
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    my thoughts exactly.

    to clarify: how can something that's always been considered as pure entertainment (video games, mario bros etc.) be taken seriously by education professionals?
    Nintendo will have a lot of marketing work on this one
     
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  5. Vengenceonu

    Vengenceonu Revenge is beneath me but accidents do happen.

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    They already have a tablet with educational games:

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Look how well it worked out for them.
     
  6. Dork

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    >educational games only
    It's fucking nothing.
     
  7. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

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    And now, an excerpt from Nintendo HQ...

    Iwata: "How much more time does the Wii U need?"
    Worthless Pii-on: "I don't know, sir. It may be too late."
    ...
    Iwata: "Time to go mobile."
     
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  8. WatchGintama

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    I can just imagine Link teaching me English.

    Does he even talk?
     
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  9. Luigi2012SM64DS

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    And of course it will come with the latest Android 2.2 Froyo! It has the latest 800MHz processor and an amazing Adreno 200 GPU! Oh yeah and you can't run shit on it since it runs a locked down Nintendo custom skin like Kindle. And lat but not least it costs 600 fucking dollars.
     
  10. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    wow only the rich kidz will be buying one for school than :P
     
  11. Plstic

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    I'm guessing that they are more or so targeting school than just individual sales.
     
  12. syfyTy

    syfyTy PhD in Thaumaturgy

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    This does not surprise me, I predicted this when I heard that the 2ds used the one screen. I told a friend that the next logical step would be a tablet with N's games to compete with those [tablets] already on the market, in spite of the idea that Nintendo likes to be a big fish in a small ocean, regarding doing their own thing with dated tech.. ie using established tech in new ways...
     
  13. Joe88

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    I bet they will cheap out even more and use a resistive touch screen
     
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    any $ it will be for japan only
     
  15. Kirito-kun

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    I think you're overestimating everything. It will run Android 1.6 Cupcake, skinned to remove 90% of the functionality. No root, locked bootloader, no settings, no task manager, no Google Play, no installing APKs, and not even a lock screen. The UI will be exactly the same as the 3DS. The screen will be 240 by 400 resolution, TN panel. 400 MHz ARM11 processor, single-core, Adreno 130 GPU, 256 MB of RAM. Resistive touchscreen. $200.
     
  16. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

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    ...wat?

    Okay, so Nintendo failed in tapping into the "core" audience so now... they're trying to steal customers from Leapster? :tpi:

    Funnies aside, this is pretty damn cool and definitely something I'd like to own - it's a tablet, it's from Nintendo and if it'll have physical controls, great - I just hope the specs won't be too underwhelming. I'm not expecting much since it's an educational device, but I hope it'll at least match the average "chinese tablet" in performance. Kind of worried about the whole "testing Android, but ultimately wants to make their own OS" part of the tweets, here's for hoping they stick with Android instead.
     
  17. WhiteMaze

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    Aaaaaaaand it begins.

    The big gaming companies have seen where the big bucks are nowadays. TABLETS!

    Brace yourselves boys...the android fever is coming.

    In no time we shall have Nintendo's Wiiblet, Sony's Tabletation and Microsoft's X-bablet 360 :toot:

    And who knows? Maybe Sega will return to the market and release the long awaited new gaming system: The Dreamblet 2. (Sonic & Droids video-game included).

    I'm going to go have a smoke and think about the good old times, when gaming had f***** buttons.

    That is all.
     
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    I'm sorry, I forgot to add a punchline at the end of my original post - let me fix that:

    "You wanted it, you got it - 1DS in development" :tpi:
     
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  19. GameWinner

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    I don't know about tablets but Sony is already releasing games targeting those who don't have PlayStation systems. I think their latest mobile game was a Knack puzzle game. (released only on iOS and not Android...)
     
  20. BlackWizzard17

    BlackWizzard17 Don't worry Captin we'll buff out those scratches.

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    I know what you mean, I wouldn't like to go for a job saying " Ehhhya, yahhh, hiyaaaa"
    And tell them link taught me how speak hyrulian