Green Throttle plans to bring Android games to your HDTV

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Green Throttle has revealed a new gaming platform for Android. It functions in a way similar to Ouya, but it uses your existing Android smartphone or tablet to play games instead of a separate piece of hardware. So how does Green Throttle plan to make money? It’s selling developers its Atlas controller, and is encouraging them to release games through its Green Throttle Arena app.

Green Throttle works by connecting a smartphone or a tablet to a HDTV. This can be done in a few different ways depending on your hardware. Some devices support HDMI-out, MHL or in the case of Android 4.2 devices, Miracast. Once the Android device is connected to the television, the Atlas controller pairs with the Android device through Bluetooth. Up to four controllers can be connected to Green Throttle at once. Green Throttle is hoping to leverage multiplayer games to make use of multiple controllers. The developer controllers are priced from $44.95 for one controller, to $349.95 for a pack of 10 controllers.

Green Throttle currently supports Android 4.0 and 4.1.

The minds behind Green Throttle include the co-creator of Guitar Hero and Red Octane Charles Huang, former team leader on the Palm Pre Matt Crowley and Handspring co-founder Karl Townsend.

Source [Green Throttle]

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