Pandora the Linux game console finally takes off


Pandora the Linux game console finally takes off


In a world of Play Stations© and PS Consoles, Xbox© and game stations of different kinds, Pandora is relatively new and less popular. The gaming console project was activated about four years ago. But due to many obstacles the shipment of the gaming device was limited to a very few units, but now it is getting ready for direct market play in a big way.

Pandora is a project for developing a complete open source hand held gaming console with open source software and designs. Supporting this aim is the world renowned and most appreciated open software Linux and also a list of other game console emulators. The console thus mainly runs on a,
  • ARM- based processor

  • Linux supported operating system
  • Game emulators with QWERTY keypads and a dual stick analogue for game control
  • It true the project has been in function since four years and no particular achievement it had made in the industry is a fact. This is just because the group couldn’t find a company who would try their luck on open software gaming consoles, though the concept was new and refreshing. But however things are going to change with the Pandora guys having a new company partnering with them for mass production of the device.


    Talking about the console, it is pretty old fashioned in its design and specification. It’s not a vintage design we are talking about or the new strategy of the company to bring the nostalgic vintage game play environment in the device, but it takes back to the popular specifications of the display enabled gadgets built four years before. Does that ring any bells? Yes, the company as per the preliminary reports haven’t changed the specifications which are,
    • 4.3 inch display screen with 800 X 480 pixel display

  • 600 MHz TI OMAP processor
  • 110 MHz
  • PowerVR graphics
  • 512MB RAM

    It’s a fact that today’s smart phone have more powerful hardware and software supporting them and other desired features like a touch screen and motion sensing games too. But the listed specifications for Pandora are not too bad either for a gaming console except for its 512 MB storage, that means a game or two, if opting for a present day one.

    But let’s believe the company wouldn’t let it go just like that without making some major modifications and a new age portable high end and above all an open source gaming console might be the device of the not too far future of emulated portable gaming.

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