[quotemsg=11529077,0,553659][quotemsg=11527652,0,1106985]Is there some reason these "consoles" are unable to take advantage of the Play Store? I wouldn't mind having something like this if it meant I could play the games I've already purchased on it. I'm tired of having to MHL my S3 to my TV. [/quotemsg]
Licensing fees. Companies that make Android products have to get into a contract with Google and pay a fee to include Play Store in their devices. That's why also some cheapo chinese tablets don't have it. It would raise cost.
I have heard though, that there is a way to sideload the Play store app, but I don't know how.
I hope you can sideload the Play Store because otherwise developer support is going to be crippled. It's also a little absurd that they can't strike an agreement with Google to get the Play Store on this. They hit $650K in funding off of a $100K goal and will only make more money once they start selling these in stores. They have no angel investors to pay back so they'll be sitting on a pile of money. If they can't work out a deal with Google to get even better app support on this thing then it might as well be dead in the water.