There were some rumblings last month about yet another Android gaming device headed for the market, this time from Asus. Now the device appears more concrete than ever with a controller for the "Asus Game Box" showing up on the Bluetooth SIG website.


The listing claims the wireless controller is for an "Android system for gaming markets." It runs on USB 3.0 and will pack a 430mAh rechargeable battery for 12 hours of gameplay. The image shows a pretty traditional controller design with dual thumbsticks in a PlayStation-ish layout. The system should be available worldwide, according to the Bluetooth filing.

Leaked benchmarks previously pointed to the device packing a Tegra 4 processor, 2GB of RAM, and 8GB of storage running Android 4.3. Asus has yet to confirm the device exists, so we'll have to wait and see what the pricing and software situation will look like.

[Bluetooth SIG via Liliputing]

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  • didibus

    Now waiting on more news about Google's plans for GreenThrotle

    • Cherokee4life

      Best case scenario... Google Bought Green Throttle so that they could use the OUYA2 that ASUS agreed to make and make a pure stock Android Gaming Console. EPIC but unlikely

      • primalxconvoy

        Er, since when did Asus ever state that they were going to make an Ouya of any type?

        • Cherokee4life

          they didn't I am just hoping they will. I can dream can't I? lol

  • Ryuuie

    *Insert "THIS IS THE NEXUS GAME BOX" comment here*

    • Ryuuie

      *Insert "THIS BETTER COME TO MY COUNTRY" comment here*

      • Ryuuie


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  • realitysconcierge

    I am not a fan of the design of that controller. Do you hear me!?

    • primalxconvoy

      I couldn't care if it looked like a novelty sex toy; just as long as it works and/or the console supports third party (ps3) controllers.

  • Zam Matt

    if its asus, i'd buy it in a heartbeat..

  • Gus70

    I guess now we know this turned out to be Android TV.