Android Pie embraces the Xbox One S gamepad -- and Fortnite may, too
The Xbox One S controller could have been the best Android gamepad. Maybe it finally will.
Sean HollisterSenior Editor / Reviews
When his parents denied him a Super NES, he got mad. When they traded a prize Sega Genesis for a 2400 baud modem, he got even. Years of Internet shareware, eBay'd possessions and video game testing jobs after that, he joined Engadget. He helped found The Verge, and later served as Gizmodo's reviews editor. When he's not madly testing laptops, apps, virtual reality experiences, and whatever new gadget will supposedly change the world, he likes to kick back with some games, a good Nerf blaster, and a bottle of Tejava.
introduced the slimmer Xbox One S in 2016, one new feature didn't get as much fanfare as it should've -- a Bluetooth gamepad that can double as a controller for your
But it makes you wonder: Why fix this bug just now, after two years, if not for a global phenomeon like Fortnite? And taking it a step further, could the success of Fortnite, and maybe the portable
, finally make phones a legitimate
platform for those who crave joysticks and buttons?