It seems everybody is trying to be a part of the gaming industry now- Steam, OUYA, Sony, Microsoft, and a ton of smaller crowd-funded companies are looking to get involved, and now, it could be possible that even Google will get involved with the gaming scene.
Whilst Google is most well-known for its web search service, it also has a big influence on the tech world. Currently Google is the owner of one of the most used mobile operating systems today, and that is Android, an OS that is used on phones from the likes of Samsung, HTC and many other well-known mobile manufacturers.
The OUYA console is in fact running a version of Android too. Google has made their operating system incredibly versatile, and it seems everywhere you see an Android device, it looks slightly different to everywhere else.
It’d seem a waste to let the possibilities of Android not flourish, and it could be possible that Google want to take advantage of their open Android operating system by creating their own Android-powered console.
The main reason Google may be developing a console is to simply out-maneuver Apple- Google’s rival company that also has plans to release a console along with the next generation of Apple TVs.
To be really worth a chance of standing up against other consoles though, Google would have to make the console have enough grunt to manage next generation games, because without that, it’d end up being nothing more than another OUYA, a small mini console that has just enough hardware to play smartphone games.