Ice Cream Sandwich supports game controllers and HDMI

Shawn Knight

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Google Android engineer Romain Guy announced via Twitter that Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich will support USB game pads and HDMI. The 140 character limit message points out that users…

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MilwaukeeMike

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This was once called the Nexus Prime right? And it's replacing the Galaxy S II as Samsung's new latest and greatest correct?

I wish they'd just use Korean... then at least I would expect to be confused and wouldn't feel so dumb.
 

DokkRokken

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Tomorrow_Rains said:
Just to be clear.

THIS

is innovation.
Hooking up a game controller that's larger than the phone itself just to play something on a small screen? That doesn't really strike me as 'innovation.'

Maybe Siri just sets the bar that low.
 

MilwaukeeMike

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DokkRokken said:

Hooking up a game controller that's larger than the phone itself just to play something on a small screen? That doesn't really strike me as 'innovation.'

Maybe Siri just sets the bar that low.
The article is really about it working with Android 4, and it's much more applicable to tablets. They mention the phone because it's all we have right now that runs Android 4.

You're right though... i don't see anyone really doing this on their phone. Unless there's some game that they really like that's hard to play without a controller.
 
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Guest

You would use "mirror mode" to dispay the HD resolution game to an HD Television.
 
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"Hooking up a game controller that's larger than the phone itself just to play something on a small screen? That doesn't really strike me as 'innovation.' "

Think about it, HDMI to your 46" screen, mini USB to Controller... you got yourself a console...

this IS INNOVATIVE!!!!
 

DokkRokken

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Guest said:
"Hooking up a game controller that's larger than the phone itself just to play something on a small screen? That doesn't really strike me as 'innovation.' "

Think about it, HDMI to your 46" screen, mini USB to Controller... you got yourself a console...

this IS INNOVATIVE!!!!
So you can... what? Play Angry Birds or some cut-down version of Sim City on your 46" screen? Why not just like... buy a real console that plays real games?
 
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**"So you can... what? Play Angry Birds or some cut-down version of Sim City on your 46" screen?"**

have you seen the capabilities of mobile gfx? soon it will over take console

**"Why not just like... buy a real console that plays real games?"**

because not everyone has money growing on their backs, console games are expensive