Nintendo Co. shot down a report that said it was planning on using the Android operating system to run its top secret next-generation console, which has been codenamed “NX.”
You know I'm liking this new trend where these companies just shoot down rumors, instead of just leaving them out there for people to speculate for no reason.
In the good old days there was this journalistic principal of getting a response from a company before writing an article. It was called fact checking I believe. Nowadays it's all about getting the hit, and the followup hits from when the real story actually comes out. Retractions used to be put on the last page of the first section of the newspaper, now they're their own front page headlines.
i'm pretty sure people still printed bullshit rumors in the past..
They did. More respectable press did try to verify rumors though.
Nintendo has a pretty good track record of denying stuff that actually pans out to be true.
You know, that is true. I hope this one does not pan out though. I wouldn't have thought twice about them not using android. That is, had I not read your comment.
The hell with android. They should go with a linux OS for the NX.
Erm, Android runs on a Linux Kernel. Even if Nintendo did use Android, it would likely be a very heavily modified/stripped version similar to Fire OS (Amazon Kindle) or Nokia X. They're both Android forks but look nothing like the Android version Google ships, don't contain the Play Store or use Googles APIs. Nintendo could fork Android for the NX console and unless you were told it was Android "based", you'd likely never know.
Nintendo could fork Android for the NX console and unless you were told it was Android "based", you'd likely never know. LOL, That true. Android has had so many different UI version to deter people from knowing it's android OS ruining on a electronic device. The reason is simple. A lot of people didn't really like the original android UI, including me. The hacked version of most UI are better to me imo. As for the android having a Linux Kernel, it was only decided by Google themselves to implement it to add an extra layer of security to maintain the highest processing to performs task, with out any interference from software invaders. Despite me not liking the android OS I still think Nintendo NX will have an android based OS to keep things consistence app wise. And cross play between NX and other android devices.
Agreed. I think I'm one of the few that thinks Nintendo using a fork of Android (or FreeBSD or similar) is actually a good idea... Nintendo isn't an Operating System developer and the next console is likely to need a fully multitasking OS, with all the modern bells and whistles AND support multiple form factors (if their plans to unify their handheld and home consoles are anything to go by) - it makes far more sense for Nintendo to build on somebody else's groundwork than to derp their way through it themselves.
Nintendo's NX will probably incorporate a variety of Android features, but I doubt it'll be a literal Android clone.
Obviously, worst rumor in the history of ever
Video games Is and will be their business huh? Why don't you prove it Nintendo by releasing a powerful console that's on par or exceed the current one's with great online then!
Why dose the console have to be on par or a bit more powerful than what Microsoft or Sony do? For me I don't want that. I want the consoles on the market to be different not all the same as its pointless and part of the reason I have not picked up a ps4 yet as it dose not offer anything different to the Xbox one in terms of its games I want. I love the wiiu for me it is the underrated console of this gen and how Nintendo use there own hard ware shows that you don't have to have the fastest most powerful console on the market. No kart games looks better than Mario kart or loads as fast. the same for platform games like Mario 3d world and tods treasure hunt nothing on the Xbox one or ps4 come close. Yea 3rd party games look better on the Xbox one and ps4 but alot of the ports the wiiu gets are poor too. For me I want to see all 3 offer me different ways to play rather than the same ways.
good for them although I was kinda hoping they would adopt android so the NX would flop fast forcing Nintendo to bring their games to other consoles
That's about as likely as Sony dedicating their next Infamous game to the 3DS. Even if Nintendo stopped making new hardware, they'd just use their franchises in other ventures, like the upcoming theme park attractions , trading cards, action figures, books, etc. You'll never see Zelda on other consoles. Nor Mario, nor Samus, nor any of the others. You want them? Get N or get out.
Nintendo fanboys used to swear that Nintendo IP's will never appear on cell phones..... until Nintendo announced they will, then now all fanboys think is the best idea ever... it would be the same if they ever go third party....... if the NX flops I doubt they'll release another hardware and if they get out of hardware I doubt they'll stop making games to dedicate themselves to other stuff
How would a choice in operating systems make this console flop?
And Nintendo haters have sworn up and down for ages that Nintendo would someday put console games like Super Mario Bros. 3 on phones. Guess what Nintendo is NOT doing? Putting console grade games, like Mario 3, on phones. Nintendo has more than enough routes to go, that they would never need to sell out to consoles with fanbases that hate their games on principle, due to how so many of them look. Again, you'll never see Zelda or any other Nintendo franchise on Sony or Microsoft consoles. Get used to it.
Even if it were true, so what!? Nintendo has a track record of producing GAMES, the very best, unrivalled. If only Nintendo were judged on end product and not the nonsense spouted, no reason the WiiU shouldn't be the best selling console this gen. The casuals/chavs however wont allow it, knowing not nearly enough chav fodder will be available on Nintendo hardware...I want my 6 monthly Cod/Assassins Creed/sports franchise they moan!
Websites that reported this as truth have so much crow to eat
I wish Nintendo would consider talking about the NX this year if only to quell speculation articles. I don't know if I can stomach another year of it. lol The NX could be Nintendo's new fitness agenda for crying out loud. People just need to chill and stop pouncing on ever rumor.
Everyone says we won't learn anything new until next year but I knew we'd get a trickle of information.
It was quick Nintendo's response.
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