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Gaming company Razer is developing a mobile device that will be ready by the end of the year

Gaming company Razer has confirmed it is in the process of developing a mobile device focusing on gaming and entertainment.

"One of the most hotly rumored things about Razer is that we're coming up with a mobile device. And I can say that we are coming up with a mobile device specifically geared toward gamers and entertainment," Min-Liang Tan, CEO and co-founder of Razer, told CNBC's "Managing Asia."

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Araragifeels 447d ago

Dead on Arrival just like Ouya and waisted of money. They should just drop the project or work with PlayStation to make a portable system. I Doubt that it can compete with Nintendo Switch.

porkChop447d ago

Razer's Android console didn't really take off because Razer couldn't get real support for it. This is the same problem that every Android console has. Why would this one be any different? Razer should just stick to overpriced peripherals and laptops.

ChickeyCantor446d ago

The problem is using android. It impacts performance.

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ChickeyCantor446d ago (Edited 446d ago )

@Haurus

Those operating systems are designed around running games optimal. If you use Android you're running your games trough protocols that are not designed for low level access.

You're also conflating "preserving" with "bad design". Those resources are preserved so the OS can run separately from the game thread and have ram allocated in a specific part of the ram while having all the bells and whistles. It's not the operating system that takes so much ram, it's all the applications that run on it.

>Current versions of Android use less than 1GB of ram and only partial CPU time on a single core.

Because Android needs to run on low end devices as well. This does not mean games will run as optimized as they would on systems like xbox one, ps4 or switch. These are all dedicated systems to run games as efficiently as possible.

They might as well just run a linux based system with low footprint instead. Not Android.

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ChickeyCantor444d ago

> does not mean it has to run bad on everything.

I never said this. What I'm saying is that you could go with any other linux based operating system and get more out of it. which they should.

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XiNatsuDragnel447d ago

Razer android = dead
Razer independent = possibly successful

Tiqila446d ago

lol... if I was interested in mobile games I would play them on my phone. These games always fall into one of two categories, building or puzzling. The former requires a lot of time and feels like a huge waste of it, the latter cannot be enjoyed for more than some minutes at a time.

Switch is successful because it has real games.

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