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Nintendo’s new game console will run Android

Nintendo’s new NX game console will run Android according to strong rumors from Japan.

Nintendo's Android game console

Nintendo’s Android game console

Japanese newspaper Nikkei reports that the new game console will use the Android operating system, as Nintendo wants a more open platform that’s already been embraced by 3rd-party developers.

The NX game console will be positioned alongside the 3DS and the Wii U, so the NX won’t replace them. If Nintendo will use Android, there’s no guarantee that it will look like the typical Android experience found on smartphones and tablets.