1. TheSpearGuy

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    Did anybody even read the article ?

     
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    Interesting. I have been watching Qualcomm's stock. Maybe it's time to invest if the rumors are true? Though, I am not a fan of mobile gaming, in fact, I hate it. Haha, but that doesn't mean other people won't like it.
     
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    Nintendo needs competition in handheld market, because they get little lazy. Android needs more AAA titles. Right Android is home for knockoff version of "big" games. Thats not enough to fight with Nintendo. Some gamepad can turn Your phone into Switch like handheld, without great Nintendo titles.
     
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    I don't get why conpanies keep making "android gaming products" again and again year after year, android has never been good enough to justify buying a device just for its games.
     
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    1 of 2 things will happen, either a homebrew community prospers and the platform lives on like the nvidia shield or raspberry pi or it will flop and end up like the ouya or PSTV.

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    Or the WiWi.
     
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    Where did you see the specs to make a bundling statement. What are you comparing it to?
     
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    I just see too many of them in general and usually see videos of people running outdated crappy emulators on said devices. So... *shrug*
     
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    "Underpowered" is relative. This is supposed to showcase Qualcomm's newest chipset, so it will (likely) be more powerful than any other Android device on the market. Underpowered compared to a home console, yes. Underpowered compared to other handhelds? No.


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    Yeah I'm gonna shut my mouth about this. Ciao.
     
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    the thing is android is not an os designed for gaming, it hogs way too many recources and runs alot of threads on the background, so even if its way more powerful than the switch it will barely play any games like the switch.
     
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    It's true that a general purpose OS is bogged down by a whole ton of other services and software overhead, and will be a resource hog compared to a basic firmware dedicated to running games only (Windows is a good example, the OS alone takes up 1GB of RAM).
    That being said Qualcomm wants to showcase their new chipset to mobile phone manufacturers, so it's important to show how it will perform on Android. Android is not designed for gaming, but with billions of Android devices out there, it would be silly not to develop games for them.
     
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    they do develop millions of games for them, but they are not games that would push android devices to the max, because like you said, most of them are phones, so the games cant be very complex due to the lack of controller options or demanding since phones get hot fast and then they start throttling down cpu/gpu to not overheat, you can see many phones much better than the switch and after like 5 minutes of playing a game on max setting they get hot and start to throttle down hard and cant maintain that.

    Developers make games for android with this in mind, so they dont make very advanced or heavy games because they know most android devices cant handle the heat of running such games.

    And to be honest i dont see anyone making amazing next gen android games that would only work on 1% of android devices tbh,
     
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    People fail to realize gaming handhelds are only relevant to the Nintendo Switch... there's no need to copy the Switch what works good for Nintendo will not work good for you, If you consider android phones you can buy controllers to play on your phone and lets not forget you can use Remote Play or Game pass Ultimate to Stream PlayStation or Xbox games on your phone. I have a controller that I had bought in 2016 that still works good on my Galaxy S10 and I can play all the emulators really well... it's better gaming experience than the lame games on the play store.

    Better stick to improving the Graphics on the Phones so atleast the phones can have a better performance in emulators such as the PS2 and the Wii U.
     
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