One of the industries worst affected by smartphones is that of portable game consoles. Sure, there always were just two main players on the market (Sony and Nintendo), but mobile gaming has taken away a large chunk of the userbase: The casual gamers, who play a game or two to pass the time.
Even then, the Nintendo 3DS sold well, whilst the Vita was relegated to the curb. But what if smartphonrs and portable consoles were brought together?
That’s something that has been explored before, and NVIDIA is planning to do just that with the launch of its JXD S192 gaming console that runs Android. The name is truly terrible, which could prove to be a deterrent for its adoption. It looks like a large tablet with physical controls on both ends.
It has a powerful Tegra K1 processor, 2GB of RAM and a 7 inch full-HD display. It comes preloaded with emulators of many old systems, such as the PS1, SNES, etc.
The best part is the 10,000mAh battery, which is among the biggest in the industry, and allows for a whopping 52 hours of web-browsing on a single charge.
However, it runs Android Jellybean, which is an operating system that is around four years old. Having such an old operating system in 2016 is simply unacceptable.
The device is available for pre-order at a price of $316.
What do you think?