Galaxy Nexus to become mobile console

With HDMI-out and USB-in, the Nexus can be turned into a mini games console with a controller and TV

Google has just announced that Ice Cream Sandwich will support USB game controller input and HDMI output.

The sharp-eyed gents over at Phandroid spotted a Tweet from Google confirming that Android 4.0 – like its predecessor Honeycomb – will support console controllers.

This means you can feed out to your big TV and effectively use your phone – the Galaxy Nexus, say – as a gaming console.

We remember packing up a Mega Drive, controller, games and more cables than Akira could handle, just to go play at a mate's house – how times have changed.

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