By August 13, 2010

Sony Bringing PSP Gaming to Android 3.0

The iPhone drastically beats Android into the ground when it comes to gaming. But that could be about to change, as Engadget claims to have received info from a “trusted source” that Sony Ericsson is developing a gaming device running on Android 3.0. Engadget says that the hardware is a cross between a Samsung Galaxy S and a PSP Go, with gaming controls and PSP buttons instead of a QWERTY keyboard. Other rumoured features include a 3.7″ or 4.1″ capacitive WVGA touchscreen, a 5 MP camera and a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor. The device is going to be mainly black but the gamepad will be silver or white. Note that the image above is an Engadget mockup of what the device could look like.

As we said above, the device will be running Android 3.0, but apparently will have a custom skin, perhaps similar to the PSP menu system. It will also have it’s own section in the Android Market for device specific apps and games. Also, Sony is apparently going to convert PSP games so it can run on this device and the games that will run on this device will have similar graphics to the PSP.

I would say that the device will be announced some time around the launch of Android 3.0 in October, and hopefully it will work its way across the pond to the UK.


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