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Google reportedly working on Android-based console

12:15 PM on 06.28.2013

Jordan Devore

Managing Editor

Could be out as early as this fall

Google is said to be building an Android-powered game console in part as a preemptive strike against Apple, reports The Wall Street Journal. Additionally, an Android wristwatch and revamped Nexus Q media-streaming device are rumored to be in the works. Sources say that at least one of these three will be available later this fall.

The latest version of Android -- reportedly "better tailored" to lower-cost smartphones -- is also expected to arrive in fall. The publication's sources say Google has been watching the Android-based Ouya console which, yikes, poor Ouya if this ends up coming to fruition. Unfortunately for them, this is one of those rumors that sounds totally believable.

Google Building Android Game Console [The Wall Street Journal]

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