In what has to be one of the most pleasing pieces of information this week that we have read, we have some news for all Nintendo fans out there. Reports are coming in thick and fast suggesting that the company are going to expand on the Wii U GamePad technology, by releasing a fully fledged Android tablet.
Just take that in for a moment and revel in the momentous prospect of that actually happening. A Nintendo tablet running on Android could offer both full access to the Google Play store with some partnership with Google, whilst also offering a selection of classic Nintendo IPs such as Mario, Metroid, Zelda and Donkey Kong.
It could solve the emulator addiction and Nintendo would sell millions and millions of tablets and put themselves firmly back on the map – right? Hopefully it will be that simple, but for now it looks like Nintendo may have plans to make this tablet educational instead.
Here some Tweets from Nintendo’s software engineer Nando Monterazo that have since been deleted, but captured by others online:
“Experimenting with a tablet of Nintendo, the system is based on android, fully modified and unified as a database of the tablet.”
“..now the tablet is primarily focused for schools!! :-)”
While it would be a great idea to teach the youth of today all about Nintendo’s history of video game making, we prefer the idea of a hardcore Android tablet that plays classic Nintendo IPs – it will fly off the shelves all day long, guaranteed.
Let’s send the message to Nintendo that they could be on to something amazing here. Give us your reaction to an Android tablet by Nintendo.