Just several months after announcing the RetroN 5, Hyperkin made a prominent appearance at E3 this year presenting their latest hardware in action. After a closer inspection, the 5-in-1 emulation system would appear to be running on a rather familiar operating system, one set to power the console's fancy new features such as save states.
One of the recent inspections of the RetroN 5 was carried out by engadget. Their keen-eyed reporter happened to notice the occasional pop-up appearing above the console's menu system, ones belonging to that of the Android operating system.
This, however, is a good thing. Instead of attempting to perfect each of the promised systems into a single chip (think back to the poor sound playback on that of Mega Drive clones), the inclusion of Android will mean that the system will not only be running on more authentic emulation overall, but it will also allow up-scaling to modern displays and system updates.
Retroware TV were also in attendance of E3 and took some time to record this new hardware in action. Check out the video below to see this NES, SNES, Mega Drive, Game Boy and Game Boy Advance system up and running.
First look at Hyperkin's RetroN 5
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