Android gaming is still in its baby stages, with not a lot of users actually dedicating time to the games and not a lot of developers making games people want to play on the big screen. Still, this has not stopped the Huawei Tron, the first gaming console from the Chinese company.
The Huawei Tron comes in a small bin design alongside a controller. The console actually looks a little like a really cheap version of the Mac Pro and the controller has a wacky sort of look to it, with a big white circle in the middle alongside the classic controls.
Inside the Huawei Tron is a Tegra 4 chipset, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, basically the specs of a smartphone. The Tegra 4 is a little step up from what Ouya is currently pumping out, but with the Tegra K1 just announced we feel like Huawei maybe should have waited.
The one big deal on the Huawei Tron is it will not use the Google Play store as a boost for their games library, instead relying on Huawei’s own store. This is a big risk, but we doubt Huawei are actually planning on manufacturing a lot of the units, especially since this is for China only.
The Huawei Tron will be available in China for $120 and we are not sure about international launches, considering the company has had a rough time trying to break into the US market and has little growth in Europe.
Since China has just lifted their ban on gaming consoles, this is the perfect time for Huawei to try and jump into the market, before the big guns PS4 and Xbox One attempt to steal the market share away.
We wonder if Android gaming actually has a future, considering the new Steam Box and next generation consoles look to take over the market once again. Ouya has not done that well and other competitors like GameStick have failed to gain any traction.