Unless you live under a rock, you’ve probably heard about China lifting its ban on foreign gaming consoles. It’s a pretty big deal, especially if you live in China. In what has to be the best “timing” ever, the Chinese company Huawei has just unveiled their brand new gaming machine. Meet the TRON Android console…
The Huawei TRON Android console is a simple device that allows you to stream Android games straight to your TV via an HDMI cable. OUYA decided to go with a square form factor while the TRON went for something a little more rounded as you can see from the pics.
Looks are important, but not as nearly as important as what lies under the hood. The TRON Android console rocks a Tegra 4 processor and comes with 2GB of RAM which is double what the OUYA offers and right on par with the Mad Catz M.O.J.O. Gamers will have the option of getting 16 or 32GB of storage, and the HDMI port, WiFi, Bluetooth, and USB 3.0 port are all standard as you’d expect.
Next up we’ve got the two most important parts of an Android console – the controller and games. The Bluetooth controller doesn’t appear to be anything too funky, but it does have an odd looking touchpad placed at the top of the controller. As for the games… well, we don’t know much, but we’re guessing it won’t be able to access the Play Store just like its brethren.
Huawei’s TRON Android console is as mysterious as it is odd looking, and there’s really not much information out there on it even though it was shown off a bit at CES 2014. Some folks claim it can run PC and even Ps3 games while others say it’s essentially just an Android console. You can expect the TRON Android console to roll out in China first for the vague price of less than $120 dollars. There has been no word on if it will be sold in the states (eBay), but we’ll keep you informed as we learn more.