Newspaper: the Next Nintendo Console Gets Android as the Operating System

The next video game console from Nintendo will be according to a Japanese newspaper equipped with Android software from Google.

Games giant, Nintendo, taking drastic steps, when it will launch its next game console. The software will actually be replaced with Google’s Android operating system.

Here’s how it sounds at least from the Japanese newspaper, Nikkei, which has information from a person from the inner circles in the Nintento-and maybe the rumor not so crazy even. The newspaper, the Nikkei, have true hit with rumors concerning Nintendo before.

Since Nintendo did not want to talk about the next video game console before 2016, it is also unclear as to which product is actually talking about. Speculation is that it comes to a console that is located between the 3DS and Wii U, where the latter has not won a foothold in the market. On the other hand, what is certain is that it goes under the code name Nintendo NX.

Nintendo’s mission with the shift to the Android platform is to be more attractive to third-party developers of games, after these developers one by one left the flop, Wii U. It was the turning point for Nintento who now goes after the open and flexible platform for Android at the same time to make the content usable on smartphones and tablets, it sounds.

As the Nintento remains silent at the upcoming E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo)-event on 16. to 18.June, there is therefore nothing other than to wait for a yet unknown date in 2016, in which Nintento will make consumers and the press clued up on what we have under way and whether it ends up being with the Android operating system.

In this case, you must not expect an Android user interface, which you know at traditional smartphones and tablets, for example, from Samsung, HTC, LG and Sony. It is probably the lower layers of the system, as the Nintento will make use of with its own user interface added that resembles anything other than Android.