The rumour mill is alive once again, suggesting that Google could be entering the console market with their own Android-based design according to a recent article on The Wall Street Journal
According to people familiar with the matter, the Internet giant is apparently looking to spread the software's domination beyond smartphones and tablets and cement build the company's reputation as a hardware maker. After the recent success of the Android-based console Ouya, which raised almost $9 million
of its intended $950,000 goal, it is no wonder Google are wanting to jump into the fight.
Google is hoping to combat similar devices that Apple may release in the future, according to the people familiar with the matter. It isn't just the console market that Google are looking at either, with rumours also pointing towards a digital wrist watch powered by its Android operating system in-development as well.
While Apple has not yet revealed any plans to jump into the console market themselves with the iOS system, the company did announce during its WWDC 2013 keynote presentation earlier this month that the iOS 7 revision would see support for third-party controllers, something Android has fully supported previously.
The Wall Street Journal also mentions that Google could also be looking at releasing a second version of a Web-connected, Android-powered media-playing device, called Nexus Q. This devices was previously unveiled last year but was never sold to the public.