The first Android games console, the ARCHOS GamePad, has been made available by ARCHOS.
GamePad is a new type of tablet that combines physical gaming button controls and an ARCHOS patented
mapping tool with a full Android-powered tablet experience. The device features physical buttons and analog thumb-sticks for mobile gaming ad also takesadvantage of a mapping software that
allows users to link the virtual controls of any game to physical controls.
The Android 4.1 Jelly Bean device also features full access to Google Play and Google Mobile Services and is
now available in Europe for €149.99 with a North American release scheduled for early Q1 2013.
GamePad has a seven-inch, 16 million color, five point capacitive, 1024 x 600 pixel screen. It is just 10 mm (0.3 inch) thin and its weight is 330g (0.7 lbs.)
- Operating System: Google Certified Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- Graphics: Quad-core Mali 400 MP GPU paired with a 1.6GHz Dualcore CPU.
- Memory: 8GB of internal memory with microSD slot or up to 64GB of additional space.
- Google Play: 700,000 apps and games and includes DRM support for downloading books, magazines,
music, movies and TV shows.
- ARCHOS Media Center applications: tailor made apps for video and music that include metadata
scraping, auto-subtitles and of course, the best format and codec support around including 1080p video