PlayJam’s GameStick is a small box that you can plug straight into your television’s HDMI port in order to run games on the big screen. It’s powered by an Amlogic ARM Cortex-A9 processor and runs a Google Android-based operating system, and the GameStick also comes with a wireless game controller (with a slot where you can keep the stick when it’s not in use).
But it’s starting to look like the GameStick is really on track to ship by October 29th, as the latest reports indicate. The device passed through the FCC this week, which is a step any device has to take to move from the prototype stage to on-sale-in-the-US stage.
There aren’t any surprises in the FCC documents, but if you want to get a look at the guts of the GameStic, you can find pictures of the Amlogic AML8726 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of flash storage, and other goodies.
The device also features 802.11b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0. According to the user manual uploaded to the FCC, users will also get a few USB cables and an HDMI extender cable in case there’s not room on your TV to plug the stick straight into the HDMI port.
While it won’t have full access to the Google Play Store, you’ll be able to get games from PlayJam’s own store. The developers also promise support for XBMC if you want to use the GameStick as a way to run the popular open source media center software on your TV.