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Google Inc developing Android videogame console: report

Google is also working on a revamped version of the Nexus Q music-streaming device.

Google Inc is developing a videogame console and a wristwatch based on its Android operating system,according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

The devices could be available as soon as this Fall,the report,which cited anonymous sources,said.

Google,the world’s No.1 Web search engine,is also working on a revamped version of the Nexus Q music-streaming device,the report said. Google unveiled the Nexus Q in June 2012,but never released the product,which received critical reviews.

Google is increasingly involved in the hardware business as it seeks to better compete against iPhone-maker Apple Inc. It acquired mobile phone company Motorola Mobility last year and Google is currently testing a wearable computing device known as Google Glass.

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Google’s Android operating system is the world’s most popular mobile software,featured on three out of every four smartphones sold. A video game console could provide a significant opportunity for Google to expand Android’s reach beyond its stronghold in smartphones and tablets.

Google was not immediately available for comment.