So if you've been keeping track you'll have noticed that over the past year or two there's been an overabundance of Android based game consoles announced, and now there's a few released. We've got Ouya, Nvidia Shield, MadCatz's "Project M.O.J.O.", Gamepop, the Gamestick... is there any I'm forgetting?
Now there's talk of Google jumping into the fray. The main difference between Google and all these other guys is money. If they really wanted to they could design a console that could potentially be in the ballpark of the PS4 and the XBone hardware-wise (for example they could stick a 2.5GHz 8 core Cortex-A15 with a pretty decent GPU.) Of course, just because they design it doesn't mean people will develop games for it, beyond the preexisting library if Android stuff that's really been designed for mobile devices with touch screens that is.
Given the state of this industry with it's overpopulation of gaming platforms, ballooning development costs, and shrinking sales it certainly seems like a dangerous gamble on their part. But I'm curious to see what they'll come up with none the less.