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Submitted by -Mezzo- 590d ago | news

New Android console eSfere goes up against Ouya, offers matching decorative vases as incentive

Edge - Ouya is no longer the only Android console vying for your attention – and funding pledges. Unlike its open-source competitor, though, which is courting bespoke projects, the eSfere focuses on making existing Android games playable on large-screen TVs. (Android, eSfere, Ouya, Tech)

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blackbirdi  +   590d ago
i'm sick of this all android console based shit
Captain Tuttle  +   590d ago
so bitter.

It'll be interesting to see where these things go. I think that ultimately they'll just be a blip on the radar, a curiosity that we look back on in 5 years or so. Who knows though, disrupting devices are usually a good thing.
darthv72  +   589d ago
well...
with the recently released google chrome laptop i can see google wanting to push the android OS onto many things. Who knows, maybe the steam-box will be android based?

I mean ist the droid Os a variant of linux to begin with? They call it droid because google wanted a cool name maybe?

Isnt the basis for the vita OS android influenced? im affraid i dont follow all the finer details of things but pretty much everything is a derivative of something else. Just fine tuned to whatever that company is doing with it.

Ideas and influences are generally taken/borrowed from something else.
miyamoto  +   589d ago
the Wii U is screwed?
But at $190 the Archos Gamepad

owns the Ouya and eSfere
and even the 3DS and PS Vita
even other Android, Windows and iOS devices

at least in hardware Tech Specs

Display • 7’’: 1024x600 capacitive 5 points multitouch screen
Application Framework • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Processor • ARM CORTEXTM dual-core A9 @ 1.6GHz
• GPU quad-core Mali 400 MP
• 3D OpenGL (ES 2.0)
Capacity • Flash Memory: 8GB* + microSD Slot (SDHC compatible up to 32GB)
RAM • 1GB RAM
Video playback1 • H.264 HD (up to 1080p@30 fps)
• MPEG-42 HD (up to 1080p@30 fps)
• With the above codecs, the device can play video files with the following extensions: AVI, MP4, MOV, 3GP, MPG, PS, TS, MKV, FLV
Audio Playback1 • MP3
• WAV (PCM/ADPCM)
• AAC3, AAC+ 5.13
• OGG Vorbis
• FLAC
Photo viewer4 • JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF
Webcam • Front camera
Interfaces • USB 2.0: Mobile Transfer Protocol (MTP)
• microSD (SDHC compatible)
• mini HDMI output6(Mini HDMI / HDMI cable sold separately)
Wireless technologies • Wi-Fi
Miscellaneous • Built-in speaker
• G-sensor
• Built-in Microphone
Power source • Internal: Lithium Polymer battery
• External: Power adapter/charger
Dimensions & weight • 229.8 x 118.7mm x 15.4mm (9’’x 4.6’’x 0.6’’)
• 330g (11.6 oz)
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blackbirdi  +   590d ago
double post
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bosbvok  +   590d ago
Guys, please change the name of the console. Its so bad, I forgot it as soon as I read it. I know its supposed to be E-SPHERE, but you have to double take 5 times when you read the name like you have it to realize its E-SPHERE.
itani  +   590d ago
This is so gay.
Captain Tuttle  +   590d ago
mature
mac_sparrow  +   589d ago
This is what I'm reminded of by your comment.

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Bip Bip Bip.
DomceM  +   590d ago
Why release another console with an identical chip? At least upgrade to Tegra 4 or something... They selling vases with this thing? wtf.... put the money where it counts... into the console hardware.
Dark5tar1  +   590d ago
And we now know the next-gen's Hyperscan!
Dlacy13g  +   590d ago
Android consoles are going to pop up just like the slew of Android phones have. The problem will be...no set of standards.
Erudito87  +   590d ago
can i use this as a media pc type thing?
ALLWRONG  +   590d ago
So many companies in gaming.
MasterCornholio  +   589d ago
Its an Ouya with a built in camera.......
segui30  +   587d ago
eSfere fully supports Google play games, OUYA not support Google play games as these must be created with OUYA SDK.
The eSfere Multitouch Pad allows compatibility with any game. And with an app may be used as controller any Android or iOS devices.

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