GameStop announced its intentions to become a technology company way back in April, so it's less surprising than it should be to hear that the company is planning an own tablet based on Google's Android OS. Speaking to GamesIndustry.biz, GameStop president Tony Bartel revealed that the company has already chosen the tablet it will be using as its own-brand slate and it will be an Android device.
"I don't see any need to create a new one with the three hundred or so on the market already," Bartel told GamesIndustry. "We have a refurbishment center and we can bring in the product and preload certain games onto it. It's an Android device. We definitely have selected one," he added.
Bartel went on to say that GameStop is two weeks into the testing phase of what its calling the "GameStop certified gaming platform" and that the company is excited at the prospect of launching the device. He added that there will also be benefits to the tablet hat customers won't get anywhere else.
"We looked at all the tablets and these are the ones that really worked for gaming and we're going to give you a few benefits that you're not going to get elsewhere."
Content for the tablets will be mobile games and, eventually, full console titles with the help of GameStop-owned streaming company Spawn Labs and a specially-designed controller.