GameStop rolls out game-laden Android tablets to 1,600 stores
Customers visiting those stores will now find 7 and 10 inch tablets made by Acer, ASUS, and Samsung available for purchase; the tablets will be preloaded with up to five Android games. It’s not clear if GameStop has a monetization plan beyond selling hardware and peripherals (if you’re going to buy a game controller to go with your Android tablet, it appears GameStop has one of the better selections around). They do offer a self-branded app that lets you purchase physical games and manage your various reward perks, but they don’t have a self-branded app store ala Amazon to sell mobile games from.
Google seems to finally be getting serious about gaming on Android, and GameStop’s endorsement of Android as the go-to mobile gaming platform could work as a spring-board to greater success with the gamer market if improvements come swiftly to the green robot OS. Perhaps that’s something we can expect of Jelly Bean, whenever it launches?
source: Joystiq via TechCrunch