ODROID portable Android gaming machine sells through initial dev units

Next Story

Three Years After Their Acquisition, Reddit Founders Move On

detail3

Perhaps someday you’ll buy an Android device to use primarily for gaming. It could happen! Pictured above is the ODROID, a gaming-focused portable running Android and packing a powerful 833MHz Cortex A8 CPU.

Other specs include 512MB of RAM, 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HDMI out, and the ability to act as a USB host. There’s no cellular chipset on board.

Apparently the first run of developer units have already sold out at around $320. A second batch is expected to follow in late November, with a consumer version planned for December. Aside from using the ODROID to play games, you can do all the non-phone Android stuff and watch HD movies at 720P thanks to the speedy processor.

While being able to play games from the Android Market’s list of currently-available titles, I’d personally have this thing running one of the NES, Genesis, or SNES emulators before I even got the plastic film removed from the screen. The actual D-pad and X/Y/A/B buttons would make for some seriously wonderful retro gaming.

ODROID [HardKernel.com via SlashGear]

blog comments powered by Disqus