Huawei Tron
Type Micro-Console Developer Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd
Proposed Date 2014-Jan-10 (CES) Region(s) China
Proposed Price ¥ 745 ($119 USD) Games Released 12 (demos at CES 2014)
     by Marriott_Guy
Coming right off the heels of China's revocation on the ban of the manufacturing and sale of video game consoles, the networking and mobile device manufacturing company Huawei revealed their new entry into the Android-based gaming console.  This new micro-console, dubbed "Tron", debuted on January 10, 2014 during the annual CES exposition.

The console is approximately the size of a 8 ounce soda can, featuring an extremely clean, minimalistic look.  A microSD slot resides on the bottom of the device with one USB 3.0 port, Audio In, LAN, HDMI and power port organized on a single panel on the back.  The power button is basically the entire top of the Tron, emitting a blue light when the system is active.  The hardware is powered by a NVIDIA Tegra 4 SoC, sports 2GB LPDDR2 RAM with 16 (or 32) GB of internal Flash Storage.  Wireless connectivity is supported (Wi-Fi 802.11 a\b\g\n\ac) in addition to the standard Ethernet connection as well as and WiFi 802.11 b\g\n.  The included wireless Bluetooth 3.0 controller is basically a clone of the standard Xbox 360 controller.  The system will have two initial versions available - glossy black or bone-white.

Special thanks to CCS Insight for the above picture as displayed at CES 2014.
The Tron is built upon a modified version of the Andoid (4.2.3 Jelly Bean) operating system.  Games will be made available through Huawei's proprietary store, with possible support for Google Play down the road.  Though not confirmed, the system does seem that it will support various types of media playback based upon the interface that was displayed at CES.  There are rumors that the Tron will also support PC applications and - wait for it - Sony PlayStation 3 games.  Not sure how they will pull off the PS3 compatibility, but copy write laws are much different in China that in most other countries.
Huawei plans to release the Tron in China during the third quarter of 2014 for an estimated price of ¥ 745 ($119 USD).  Though there are no definitive plans on releasing it outside of their native country, Huawei did not rule out the possibility of exporting the system to foreign markets.  We will keep a close on on this micro-Console and update you with any new happenings.
     Officially licensed releases
Huawei Tron Pictures
Above images courtesy of Tom's Hardware.
     Non-licensed hardware releases
No clones of this system have been released.
     For the hardware enthusiasts out there - all the detail you\we love.
Processor Type  Processor Speed  Other Processor Information RAM \ Video RAM
NVIDIA Tegra 4
(possibly NVIDIA K1 at launch)
1.9 GHz 72-core GeForce GPU
(included via SoC)
Screen Resolution Color Palette Polygons \ Sprites Audio
720p \ 1080p \ 2160p 32-bit Unknown Details unknown
Media Format Media Capacity Games Released Other Supported Formats
Digital (Streamed) Varied N\A Possibly apps from the Google Play store and PC
Internal Storage External \ Removable Storage Game Controllers Other Game \ Peripheral Devices
16GB or 32GB microSD (up to 32GB) Gamepad featuring two analog sticks, D-pad, eight action buttons, a system button and a touchpad USB \ Bluetooth devices (keyboard\mouse\headset)
Controller Ports Network Ports Other Ports Audio \ Video
Bluetooth (1-4 controllers) Wired Ethernet,
Wi-Fi 802.11 a\b\g\n\ac
USB 3.0 port,
Headphone Jack
Power Supply - External Other Outputs  Other Details \ Notes
Input: AC 220V, 50Hz
Output: DC 12V, 2A
None Customized Android 4.2.3 (Jelly Bean) OS
Not yet available.

     Peripherals, Promotions, Commercials, Brochures, Etc.
Huawei Tron Videos from CES 2014

Courtesy of Notebook Italia

Courtesy of Phandroid

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