Gaming Console (Android)

In our generation, many application programs are being developed and are widely used in our industry, economy, education, and others; in short, application programs are now being part of our everyday life. In addition to this, many games are being created and developed with the use of different application programs more specifically the Android application program. The innovation and development of many application programs enhances the creativity and developmental skills of the programmers to make a more advanced and high class type of game.

Android is from Google, and it has the most detailed interface of the available operating systems. It was released by Google in 2008 and became the No. 1 smartphone OS in the world. Because of its flexibility, you can set it up to meet your needs. Android is the most popular smartphone platform followed by IOS that is the easiest to learn, but Android offers more flexibility and control. On android phones, apps, games and content like movies and music are being sold in a one unified marketplace; it’s the Google Play Store.

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The apps and games in this store are about 675,000 which is just below the number of its competing company; the Apple’s App Store. Today, if people knows that you have a mobile phone that has an Android application program, people are amazed and is wanting to see the different features of that Android application program. So, the researcher became curious about the features of an Android operating system; more specifically the games because basically, when you’ve heard the word “Android apps”, you will definitely think about the game features of it.

When it comes to games, according to Jeffrey Van Camp, the Google Play store still pales in comparison to Apple’s thriving iPhone game selection, but it’s making up ground and many iOS developers are porting their games over. Things are beginning to change for gamers on Android. Our world is going crazy about smartphones and apps, the Android and iOS being two major rivals in the battle of mobile operating systems, their hardware and software technology had became close enough to give console quality gaming on tablets and smartphones.

Thanks to the game developers who have used the hardware potential on such devices and made it possible to run HD games on these handsets. Although most smartphones are capable enough to run all sorts of games, but there exists a group of people who just exclusively love gaming on their Android or iOS devices and as a result gaming console projects have emerged to bring console gaming back on mobile devices. There was a time when Sony and Nintendo dominated the console gaming but now there are smart phones and wide availability of games in app store that match their experience stealing all the spot light from these pioneers.

Companies like Nvidia are showing keen interest in mobile gaming consoles looking at their future. Android being open source has become a platform for mobile gaming consoles besides ability to run normal apps. Here are a few experimental mobile (Android) gaming console projects that will be available in 2013, 1. Nvidia Shield Nvidia shield has a gaming controller based design with 5 inch 1280 X 720 HD display and pixel density of 294 ppi. The console runs on powerful Nvidia Tegra 4 quad-core ARM A15 processor with 2 GB RAM and a 72 core GeForce GPU.

The console comes with 16 GB of flash storage and Bluetooth, GPS and Wi-Fi. The sensors included are gyro and accelerometer, it has integrated speakers and it is a fully functional console with Dual analog joysticks, D-pad, Left/right analog triggers, Left/right bumpers, A/B/X/Y buttons, Volume control, Android Home and Back buttons, Start button and NVIDIA power/multi-function button. The console has dimensions 158mm (w) x 135mm (D) x 57mm (H) and weighs 579 grams. The battery capacity is 28. 8 watt hours.

The console runs on Android 4. 2 stock JellyBean and supports Google Play, Tegra zone and comes with 2 pre-installed games. The console supports micro USB, micro SD storage card, 3. 5 mm headphone jack, mini HDMI output and ability to stream content and games wirelessly to your TV. The console has a price tag of 349 USD. 2. Quya Quya is a beautiful, affordable and hack able gaming console on Android for TV. The console runs on Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor with 1 GB of RAM and GeForce GPU. The console runs Android 4. and 8 GB of internal flash storage, Bluetooth 4. 0, Wi-Fi, Ethernet and USB 2. 0. The console has Wireless controller with standard controls (two analog sticks, d-pad, eight action buttons, a system button) and a touch-pad. Others features of Quya is that every game is free to try, if you like that game, then you can buy it using credit or debit card. In addition to gaming, users can stream movies, shows and music right from their console. The memory is expandable via USB. Quya also helps you to create the game using your ideas and free Quya tools.

You can even root it or add peripherals and that doesn’t tamper the warranty of Quya. You can buy the console at 99 USD, 49 USD for extra controller. 3. Game stick Ever thought of turning your TV into a gaming console just by plugging USB stick, Game stick is all about this. Plug the game stick to your TV HDMI port and it turns into a gaming console; controller comes with Bluetooth game pad. The console by PlayJam does have option of multi-functional dock that is available at Amazon that can wirelessly charge game stick and add up to 64GB of storage.

Dock is also equipped with one HDMI, 3 USB ports and one Ethernet port. You can even add peripherals using dock or just use game stick and Bluetooth enabled game controller to play games on your TV. The standard bundle of game stick with game pad at $79 USD is not a bad deal. If you wish you can buy the multi-functional dock for 24. 99 USD to add more peripherals to your game stick. http://thetecnica. com/2013/05/future-of-mobile-gaming-with-android-gaming-console-project 1. 1. ) Rationale for this research

Because of the continuous innovation and development of technology in our generation, many application programs are being created to make our life easier and convenient. Technology affects our everyday lives. Many people nowadays are having a pleasure time playing different applications and games on their mobile phones. They find it great and relaxing when they are playing games. For an individual that is only playing games on their mobile, it is an indication that he/she doesn’t take seriously the problems that he/she encounter in hi/her life which is one of the best way to enjoy life that God has given to us.

The researcher thought about the game features of the most popular operating system for smartphone nowadays; the Android operating system (Android 4. 1 a. k. a Jelly Bean). The researcher wants to determine the different gaming consoles in an Android mobile. For us to have a more convenient and easeful access to the game features in Android mobiles, we need to know every data in the gaming console features of it. In studying this research, it is more helpful in the future for research and development of games in Android mobile if there’s an additional gaming console article or research about it.

For future problems or inquiries regarding this matter, it can help people to have innovated further the games in Android because Android is an open source, it can be modified or anyone can develop its software. This research seeks to add to the body of knowledge in the field of game console applications in Android. 1. 2. ) Statement of the problem This study aims to have information about gaming console in Android mobiles. Specifically, the study sought to answer the following questions: 1. Requirement Analysis, Design and Development . 1 What are the features of each available game consoles of Android? 1. 2 What are the designs of each game console application? 1. 3 How many Android games can be installed in every Android mobile? 2. Evaluation of the game console applications of Android 2. 1 What is the level of awareness of the respondents on the existence of Android games? 2. 2 How do the respondents rate the level of importance of the Android games in term of the following features? 2. 2. 1 Interface; 2. 2. 2 Functionality; 2. 2. 3 Availability; and 2. 2. Accessibility 2. 3 How do the respondents rate the level of effectiveness of the game console application of Android? 2. 4 What is the level of acceptance of the respondents to the game console applications of Android?? 1. 3. ) Objectives The objective of this research was: 1. In conducting this research, it seeks to determine the gaming console applications in Android mobile. 2. To add to a body of knowledge for the people to have information for future inquiries and problems about gaming console applications in Android mobiles. . A very careful survey to determine the response, awareness and acceptance of people for gaming consoles in Android mobile. 1. 4. ) Methodology This presents the research method used, the respondents of the study, instrumentation, data gathering techniques and procedures, the statistical treatment of data, software development methodology, and the technologies proposed to be used for development. Before going further on the discussion of this chapter, the process on how the research was conducted are as follows: 1.

The researcher will be using books, internet and other professionals as reference to know the important information about the gaming consoles in Android mobile. If it needs to hire an IT expert for the researcher to have knowledge about it, then it may do. 2. The researcher will also use survey and questionnaires to determine how the respondents rate the level of importance of the Android game consoles in terms of the following features: 1. Interface 2. Functionality 3. Availability 4. Accessibility 1. 5. )