Meet Wonder, an Android-powered Nintendo Switch competitor
Gaming firm Surprise has been engaged on a console that merges the most effective of a smartphone expertise with that of a house console. 

The at present untitled and still-in-development {hardware} efforts purpose excessive. Surprise advised The Verge in an early look that it desires to construct “an leisure ecosystem for players and gadget heads who’re followers of forward-looking tech.”

It plans to do that with its personal smartphone working its personal proprietary working system, at present known as WonderOS, although it’s unclear whether or not Surprise itself will make the telephone or outsource to well-established producers.

So…what does this factor truly do?

Upon launch, Surprise appears to promote a {hardware} bundle alongside a subscription service. It consists of a smartphone that may make calls, run apps and do the entire phone-y issues that you just’re used to, however will uniquely slide right into a dock that may hook as much as a TV and overclock the telephone’s GPU for enhanced gaming efficiency.

Included within the providing can be a controller that the telephone may be docked onto for moveable gaming, a la Nintendo Switch. As for what you’ll be capable to do on the Surprise {hardware}, it apparently plans to offer a spread of content material, corresponding to “authentic video games from present sport makers, licensed and mobile-optimized third-party titles, streaming sport and media choices, and different leisure hub-like options.” 

It’s onerous for even the well-established gamers within the gaming sector to construct out an ecosystem. We’ll have to attend till 2019 to see if Surprise’s gaming bid involves cross, however it undoubtedly has sufficient ambition to maintain us .

  • Within the meantime, Nintendo might have plans for a Switch 2


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