Nintendo has shot down reports that its next-generation console, codenamed NX, will use the Android operating system.
In a interview with the Wall Street Journal, a Nintendo spokesperson said “there is no truth to the report saying that we are planning to adopt Android for NX.” It was reported yesterday by the Japanese newspaper Nikki, that the company would use the Google-developed operating system for its next console.
Nintendo has revealed little information about the NX, and according to CEO Satoru Iwata, the company will not reveal anymore details until 2016. Since the Wii U has been struggling, it seemed unclear whether or not Nintendo would continue with home consoles, but when the NX was confirmed in March, Iwata said otherwise.
“As proof that Nintendo maintains strong enthusiasm for the dedicated game system business, let me confirm that Nintendo is currently developing a dedicated game platform with a brand-new concept under the development codename ‘NX’.” Iwata said at a press conference in March. He continued, “It is too early to elaborate on the details of this project, but we hope to share more information with you next year.”