The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is sounding pretty sweet (er, depending on the price), and Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) only sweetens the deal.
We’re still learning about the new features in Ice Cream Sandwich, but Android engineer Romain Guy has proclaimed that one in particular (combined with HDMI output) can effectively turn your Samsung Galaxy Nexus into a games console. Of sorts.
A tweet from Guy declares: “With Android 4.0 you can use USB gamepads and HDMI to turn your Galaxy Nexus into a video games console!”
So, in theory, you could connect an Xbox 360 controller (for example) to your Samsung Galaxy Nexus and use the HDMI out capability to project the display on your TV.
Am I the only person who thinks that’s a tad redundant? I mean, I do the majority of my mobile gaming on the train, on the couch or in the can. Rather than go to the trouble of faffing with HDMI, I could just fire up the Xbox 360 or PS3.
Sorry, Romain. I didn’t mean to put a downer on your tweet. I'm sure it'll be great.