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Nintendo reportedly working on an 'educational' Android tablet
It’s no secret that Nintendo moves to the beat of its own drum, often ignoring industry trends to do what it feels is best for its company and target audience. So far this has meant sticking primarily to a family-oriented strategy and pushing unique experiences like motion sensing, instead of engaging in the spec wars.
It also means that Nintendo has largely ignored the Android/iOS market, despite the explosive growth of gaming on these platforms. Sure, Nintendo has had a few obscure apps through affiliates like the Pokemon Company, but no full-fledged games just yet. If a new rumor proves true however, Nintendo is finally changing its mobile strategy a bit.
According to a series of Tweets from alleged Nintendo software engineer Nando Monterazo, Nintendo is reportedly working on a tablet that will be powered by a heavily modified version of Android. Now before you get too excited, Monterazo indicates the tablet is being primarily targeted at the education sector. While it will allegedly feature Nintendo characters, expect games that are more akin to Mario is Missing, as opposed to titles like Super Mario 3D World.
Although an educational tablet isn’t exactly what we we’re hoping to see from Nintendo, it could still be the first step towards true Nintendo apps on Android. Keep in mind that Nintendo has yet to confirm this tablet’s existence, so take the rumor with a grain of salt.
What do you think, would it make sense for Nintendo to release an Android-powered educational tablet?