Nintendo reportedly developing educational Android tablet

Nintendo is reportedly working on an Android tablet for educational
games for children, but some of the classic characters will cameo.

According
to a Nintendo of America software engineer by the name of Nando
Monterazo, Nintendo is developing an educational Android tablet.

Monterazo published a series of tweets about the alleged Nintendo tablet, all of which have since been deleted.

“Experimenting
with a tablet of Nintendo, the system is based on Android, fully
modified and unified as a database of the tablet #Android”
, tweeted
Monterazo.

He explained that Nintendo’s tablet will be
“primarily focused on schools” before adding that it is a “tablet with
educational games for children with Nintendo characters.”

Monterazo
added that he’s currently testing the tablet’s “communication
environment”. It could well be that Nintendo is working on a
child-friendly tablet similar to the Leapfrog tablets like the Leapster
GS Explorer
.

Nintendo could use the Wii U gamepad as the basis
for its tablet design as well, perhaps a little more ruggedized for
younger children to use.

However, despite the strong Nintendo ties, it seems the Android tablet will not run any NES, SNES or Game Boy titles.

 “Many
people will be wondering if games ‘NES’, ‘SNES’ or ‘Game Boy’ the
tablet will not have these games, educational games only! #Tablet”.

When
contacted about the rumoured educational Android tablet, Nintendo
declined to offer any insights and just gave the usual rumours line as
expected:

“Nintendo does not comment on rumours or speculation.”

Nintendo would also not confirm whether Monterazo is a company employee, which could validate the tablet rumour.

Such
a device would be a significant move for Nintendo, which has
historically resisted a move into the mobile market, despite increased
pressure from investors advising Nintendo to port games to iOS and
Android apps.

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