Wikipad Gamevice Controller Teased For Android And Windows 8

Coming just ahead of CES, Wikipad has unveiled their latest mobile gaming device. This one is called the Gamevice gamepad, though it isn't one we will be seeing next week at CES. In fact, while Wikipad has unveiled the Gamevice, they haven't said much in terms of when it will be available, or how much it will end up costing.

With that in mind, the Gamevice gamepad has the company shifting from the tablet space to the detachable controller space. For now the Gamevice is being pushed with support for Android and Windows 8, though there was some hints about iOS. To that point, details from the Wikipad press release mention how they "have not forgotten other important OS systems." Further comments here include how they "hope to announces additional support for those in the near future."

As far as the Gamevice, this one is being touted as a "next-generation detachable console-like controller for mobile devices." The setup will include controls on opposite sides of the device with a bridge design that both connects the two sides, and also adjusts to allow for different sized devices.

Wikipad has also said the Gamevice will arrive sporting a setup that should be familiar to gamers in terms of controls. The control setup will include dual analog sticks, L1/R1 and L2/R2 analog buttons, an analog D-pad and four analog action buttons.

In addition to details of the Gamevice, there was also mention of an over-the-air update for the Wikipad 7. This update is rolling out at this time and will bring the system to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with a new controller mapping setup and some new games. The list of games includes Dead Trigger 2 and Shadowgun from Madfinger Games as well as Reckless Racing 1 and Raging Thunder 2 from Polarbit, Sprinkle and Granny Smith from Medicore and Zen Pin HD from Zen Studios.