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.

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blackbirdi1411d ago

i'm sick of this all android console based shit

Captain Tuttle1411d 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.

darthv721411d ago

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.

miyamoto1411d ago (Edited 1410d ago )

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)
Video playback1 • H.264 HD (up to [email protected] fps)
• MPEG-42 HD (up to [email protected] 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
• AAC3, AAC+ 5.13
• OGG Vorbis
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)

blackbirdi1411d ago (Edited 1411d ago )

double post

bosbvok1411d 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.

DomceM1411d 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.

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