It has been confirmed that the latest incarnation of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich, will be compatible with gaming controllers, which means that you'll be able to essentially turn your handset into a mini-gaming machine.
It was already known that Android 4.0 supported HDMI-output however it was not clear as to whether you'd then be able to connect a controller and get gaming with the device. Well fears can be laid at rest as Android's own Romain Guy tweeted that the Galaxy Nexus would be compatible with gamepads.
"With Android 4.0 you can use USB gamepads and HDMI to turn your Galaxy Nexus into a video games console!"
Android Ice Cream Sandwich features:
The most recent incarnation of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich is set to shake things up as the first Android OS that has been designed for both tablets and smartphones. Taking clear design cues from Honeycomb the new OS also includes some unique new features such as face-recognition unlock and Android Beam which uses NFC to send files between Android 4.0 phones.
The idea of connecting your phone up to a TV via HDMI then connecting a gamepad is certainly a tantalising prospect however whether it'll be used mainly on tablets of smartphones is something that remains to be seen.
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