Gaming Consoles

Android Gaming Consoles

While Android has already established itself as the widest deployed and most customizable platform for smart phones and tablets, the next wave of Android device adoption is in the space of gaming. For a long while, gaming consoles have primarily centered around Linux-based platforms. Only recently have companies begun to release Android-powered gaming consoles.

This is a natural progression as many game developers aim to leverage larger screens, such as HDTVs, as a medium of gameplay. Another benefit of using the Android OS for gaming system development is that if the user switches over to a larger screen mid-game, the handheld device seamlessly switches from a standalone gaming platform to a remote control. The basic gaming console has evolved into a critical piece of equipment that connects various end-devices to provide a flexible, enhanced user experience. Game systems are no longer uni-functional devices. They have morphed into multi-function devices that go beyond game management. They provide second screen gateway functions, multi-screen streaming, and much more!android gaming system development

Due to the increasing demand for multi-functionality in the gaming console space, the industry has recently seen a sudden growth in Android adoption; resulting inmore opportunities and fierce competition in this space. In the budding market, it is essential to be ahead of the competition with unique features, advanced functions, and innovative design.

Hughes Systique has worked with Android internals since 2008, and we have built a strong team of Android engineers who help OEMs and ODMs develop market-leading Android-based devices. Our passed projects range from phones, to tablets, to personal health care devices, and now gaming devices. Our team has built vast knowledge of Android internals the Multimedia, Telephony (VoIP), and Graphics subsystems. Our skills are directly relevant to accelerating gaming console development to the next level.

How HSC Can Help You

  • Updating your platform to the latest version of Android to leverage new Android features. We often find vendors having to rely on extended roadmaps from SoC partners who release updated Android builds up to a year or two after Google first releases them; inhibiting them from rolling out innovations earlier. We can work to integrate older Linux kernels with more modern Android versions and extend the Android HAL to make your system work efficiently over new Android versions.
  • Working to optimize/extend the Android SurfaceFlinger and OpenGL/ES layers for enhanced GPU functionality.
  • Integrating high quality audio leveraging OpenMAX AL and/or libstagefright and interfacing with hardware codecs.
  • Adding value-added features like VoIP telephony, Internet TV streaming, and other functions to your gaming device.
  • Improving boot time and memory consumption by optimizing Android to discard unnecessary bloat

(Looking for something else? Head on back to our Embedded Android page for more information on our technical capabilities and the industries we serve)

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