One of the main complaints about gaming on a smartphone is that you just can’t play a “normal” game on a smartphone just with touch controls, because the experience is too poor and it’s too hard to play this way. Sony tried to solve this problem with the Xperia Play, but the problem was they didn’t want it to compete too much with their upcoming PS Vita back then, and they didn’t put hardware that is worthy of gaming on that device.
Another problem with the Xperia Play is that trying to put a controller inside a phone made it too thick and even awkward to use for most people, so it was only really a niche [...]
In many of my past articles about Google TV, I’ve suggested that one of the best ways for Google to make its set top boxes popular is to promote them as some sort of “mini-consoles”, that are powered by the latest and best ARM chips, while costing only $99. Google should not try to compete directly with the PS3 or the Xbox 360, but to “disrupt” the market, by completely changing the rules of the game.
All Google would need to do to make this happen is employ the same strategy they’ve used in the smartphone market, which enabled Android to beat the iPhone in market share. Simply get all TV and set top box makers to put the Google TV [...]