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Nintendo shoots down rumors, NX may not run Google Android

Will the Nintendo NX run Google Android? Maybe not
By: Michael Hatamoto | Gaming Consoles News | Posted: Jun 3, 2015 2:30 am

The Nintendo NX, a next-generation console the Japanese company is currently working on, may not run Google Android.




Despite previous rumors that Nintendo would adopt Android, company spokespeople reportedly shut down those rumors: "There is no truth to the report saying that we are planning to adopt Android for NX," according to a Nintendo spokesperson, speaking to the Wall Street Journal.


Considering Nintendo has been making gaming consoles - and various other gaming-centric offerings - since the early 1980s, it shouldn't be surprising to hear they will keep the NX's console development in-house. Despite the reports in Japanese media, it seemed a bit too hard to believe Nintendo would suddenly rely on outside help to develop an OS for the company.


The NX won't be publicly unveiled until 2016, and Nintendo hasn't released any additional information about the unit.


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