Huawei Announces Android Console TRON at CES 2014

Running a customized Android operating system, the new Huawei console TRON is set to give OUYA some competition.

During 2013, news came out of China that the government is now in the process of lifting their 13-year console ban. Chinese manufacturer Huawei had big news at this years CES (Consumer Electronics Show) just last week. They have announced and demoed a working version of their new Android based console.

The Console

TRON is a small console running Android powered by a Nvidia Tegra 4 processor. A person can hold the TRON in a single hand and is about the size of a soda can. TRON runs a customized version of the Android operating system by Google.

TRON showed two colors at CES, black and white. The unit features the following ports:

  • USB 3.0
  • LAN
  • Audio
  • HDMI
  • MicroSD
  • and power.

The TRON has 32 gigabytes storage shipped with 2 gigabytes of ram. It can output up to 4K in video, according to the video on YouTube (seen above) by Phandroid.

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The Controller

The controller is similar to Xbox and PlayStation controllers. The TRON's controller has two analog sticks and a set of four buttons. Like the Xbox One controller, the 4 pad of buttons uses letters. It also has a trait seen on the PlayStation 4 controllers, a touchpad in the center. While the Playstation 4 controller features a rectangular touchpad, the TRON's touchpad is circular. The controller is also rechargeable so there is no need for alkaline batteries. It connects to the console via Bluetooth.

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While no release date is firm, there is a possibility that the processor will see an upgrade to the Tegra 5. The price tag is possibly priced at $99 which is the price of the Ouya, one of its competitors.

Published Jan. 14th 2014
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  • Venisia Gonzalez
    Featured Columnist
    Hmm interesting
  • Mary Yeager
    Senior Intern
    And could be interesting depending on what Ouya does over the next year. Have heard that it didn't do as well as they expected.

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