Friday, August 13, 2010

Sony Working on Android Gaming Handset

It looks like gaming on Android is going to get an injection from none other than the Sony corporation. Engadget is reporting that Sony is currently in heavy development of an Android gaming phone, which is said to be a cross between a high powered Android handset and the Sony PSP Go. A quote from the Engadget article:

Here's what we can tell you about the hardware: if you're a gaming fan, this is exactly the kind of phone you've been waiting for. The device is described as cross between the Samsung Captivate and the PSP Go -- in other words, it's a landscape slider with game controls in place of the typical QWERTY keyboard. The D-pad is here, but instead of the small joystick, the device will have what was described as a "long touch pad" for analog controls, along with standard PSP buttons and shoulder buttons. The phone has a large display, described as being between 3.7 and 4.1 inches with WVGA or better resolution, a 5 megapixel camera that we're told might not be final, and it'll likely have a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU on board.

The unit said to be running Android 3.0 (Gingerbread), with some sort of skinning (not sure if that is a good thing). In addition, it is being said that there will be a new area of the Android Market specifically for the games for this device. Some of the titles that are being thrown around to be playable on the unit are God of War, Call of Duty: MW and LittleBigPlanet. (These are said to be the PSP versions of the titles).

If the person that is sourcing engadget is reliable, this is certainly something to get excited for! More info as we get it at AG.

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