Some Android games console are getting quite powerful, after the Tegra K1 based OBox, Razor Forge TV is an Android game console powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, and instead of running Android 4.4 or 5.0 for tablets, it’s running Android TV, and a separate app called Razer Cortex Stream will even let you play PC games on the console, possible the same way Nvidia demonstrated at CES 2013.
- SoC – Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 quad core Krait 450 CPU @ 2.5GHz per with Adreno 420 GPU
- System Memory – 2GB RAM
- Storage – 16GB
- Video Ouput – HDMI 1.4 output
- Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet, Wireless 802.11ac 2X2, Bluetooth 4.1 + HS
- USB – 1x USB 3.0 port
- Power – N/A
- Dimensions – 105mm X 105mm X 17mm
The console supports up to 4 wireless game controllers, as well as voice search via a mobile app. You can also use the device to stream music, movies, and other content from YouTube, Google Play, Hulu Plus, Netflix, etc.. since it runs Android TV. It can stream games via Cortex Stream., but it also supports Google Cast to stream media files from other Android devices.
Brad Linder (Liliputing) had a try at CES 2015.
The game console will sells for a low $100 in Q1 2015, but you’ll probably want to add a least a Serval Bluetooth game controller, which will bring the total price to $150. Serval game controllers can also be purchased separately for a not-so-cheap $80, and the company’s Razer Turret wireless keyboard and mouse combo sells for $130. Cortex Stream (beta) app for PC gaming on the device will be available in Q2 2015 for $40.
For more details, visit Razer Forge TV product page.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.