Turn your Galaxy Nexus into a pocket console with Ice Cream Sandwich

Turn your Galaxy Nexus into a pocket console with Ice Cream Sandwich

Ice Cream Sandwich is cool, but with this tweet from Romain Guy, it gets even cooler. It turns out your Galaxy Nexus can be turned into a pocket video gaming console with support for full-fledged game controllers. Honeycomb already had this feature, but it’s nice to see the support encompass our phone’s as well. With emulators of the Nintendo 64, Playstation One, Gameboy Advance and many, many more legacy consoles… I can’t wait to get my mobile gaming on!

The picture below shows what the actual setup and view of your input devices will look like. Cool, huh?

Source: Phandroid

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65 Comments

  1. Tsuharesu Luciel
    October 24, 21:27 Reply

    So.. ahh… theres something about that dock that we dont know right?
    Coz, with only one MHL port, how could use for USB Gamepad and HDMI?

    • Therussian
      October 25, 04:06 Reply

      Well, some game controllers are bluetooth, like Nintendo Wii’s one. ;-)

      And adapters are already there for the Galaxy S2, to use both USB charging and HDMI, through HML interface.

      • Tsuharesu Luciel
        October 25, 04:57 Reply

        Yeah, I have one. But nothing like one USB and hdmi in one cable. About Bluetooth gamepad… Hmmm, yes, its something XD

  2. Tony Hickham
    October 28, 16:41 Reply

    I already do this!! i have SNES9X and it includes a VERY easy connection procedure to Wii controllers via bluetooth.. then i use the HDMI out on my G2X and i can sit back on the couch playing super nintendo games.. SWEET!! now i need to work on getting a playstation emulator…the angels will sing!

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