GameStop’s Branded Tablet Will Use Android OS

By   /   4 years ago


One of the largest video games retailers around the globe, GameStop has revealed that it’s upcoming gaming tablet will have Android as the the operating system. GameStop president Tony Bartel told GameIndustry.biz that this gaming device will be referred as “GameStop certified gaming platform”

I don’t see any need to create a new one with the three hundred or so on the market already . We have a refurbishment centre and we can bring in the product and preload certain games onto it. It’s an Android device

He also added:

I would call it a ‘GameStop certified gaming platform.’ We looked at all the tablets and these are the ones that really worked for gaming and we’re going to give you a few benefits that you’re not going to get elsewhere.

It’s obvious that if they want their product to sell with hundred of tablets already in the market, they will have to come up with something new. I am really curious to see “a few benefits” that would differentiate the device from the sister devices.

One thing that may draw your interest is the dedicated controller for the device. Since it’s a gaming tablet, the controller will feel more comfortable while playing games on tablet’s screen.

There’s not a lot of tablet/android based games for the consumer that are designed to use an external controller. There are a few games out there and more that are coming, but our thought is that the tablet is a great immersive gaming device so it’s hard for us to envision how that tablet will really function as such without some sort of controller

You can call it a portable console. But will it be powerful enough? It’s a big question mark. With Amazon’s gaming tablet also on it’s way, does this device from GameStop stand a chance? And more importantly, is Android a better choice for a gaming device?

Being the managing editor, Ali manages a lot of the editorial duties as well as publishing stories for you. A long-time gamer, his favorite game series is the Gears of War but when he's not gaming he likes to kick back with a few popular animes like Naruto.

Join the Conversation

on this story.

Hot Right Now

Street Fighter EX Plus Alpha

Top 10 Underrated Fighting Games Every Fighting Games Fan Should Play

The world of video gaming is huge with hundreds and thousands of unexplored titles. However,...

by   /   1 day ago
Best Gaming Moments

Best Gaming Moments Ep 2: The Grim Reaper, TED vs Darth Vader, Skywalk…

We are back with another episode of "Best Gaming Moments." Today, we have some more videos for you...

by   /   4 days ago
The Last Guardian

How Xbox One and PS4 Exclusives Stack Up Against Each Other in 2016

Every year is a fresh start for the two giant console platforms who are constantly looking to...

by   /   6 days ago
Video games

Are Most Videogames Disappointing Due to Marketing Hype and Expectatio…

Just as the videogames industry got furnished with newer technology, three things that have...

by   /   6 days ago
Black Ops 3 Multiplayer

Videogames Could Be Predicting Future Warfare More Accurately Than Man…

Metal Gear Solid, Deus Ex, Titanfall, Crysis, Call of Duty: Black Ops III. All of these games have...

by   /   6 days ago
Final Fantasy

Top Five Most Milked Video Game Franchises of All Time

Innovation, creativity and fresh ideas are found in abundance in the gaming industry. Developers...

by   /   6 days ago
XCOM 2 Review

XCOM 2 Review – Classic in its Own Right, Simply Exemplary

You spread your team of 5 wide across the initially visible map, the long-ranged Sharpshooter...

by   /   1 week ago
Xbox One PS4

10 Confessions of PS4 Owners After Purchasing an Xbox One

Ever since its release back in 2013, Sony's PS4 has been ahead of Xbox One by a large margin....

by   /   1 week ago
Cosplay Johanna from Heroes of the Storm

Top Cosplays of the Week: Geralt and Yennefer, Johanna from HotS, Mast…

Top Cosplays is our new series in which we will be covering some of the best and latest cosplays...

by   /   1 week ago
Darth Vader-

Best Gaming Moments Ep 1: Black Ops Massacre, One Handed Player, Deadp…

The week has come to an end, it was a hectic week as we covered lots of great news stories. We...

by   /   1 week ago