Nintendo seems to be working on an Android tablet meant to be used primarily for educational purposes.
Nando Monterazo, a Software Engineer at Nintendo of America, shared via Twitter that the company is testing out the device, but it won’t feature traditional Nintendo games and will instead be for educational games only. However, Monterazo did mention that the games would be featuring Nintendo characters.
Here are some of his tweets:
Experimenting with a tablet of Nintendo, the system is based on android, fully modified and unified as a database of the tablet. #Android
At the moment just testing communication environment of educational games that will be shared between the kids using the tablet! #Tablet
Nintendo is testing only the “Android” but in fact she wants a system written in C/C++ in a Unix environment for the system single tablet!
Many people will be wondering if games “Nes”, “SNES” or “Game Boy” the tablet will not have these games, educational games only! #Tablet
It is, a tablet with educational games for children with Nintendo characters….
…now the tablet is primarily focused for schools!! 🙂
Monterazo’s tweets have been deleted since the news broke, but this morning, he tweeted,“Amazing how the internet is dangerous, in my excitement I released information that should not, Now I’m out of the project who liked!”. Oops.
Keep in mind that there’s nothing official yet. A company representative only said that “Nintendo does not comment on rumors or speculation”.