Android 3.0/PSP-GO phone by Sony Ericsson ?

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Android 3.0/PSP-GO phone by Sony Ericsson ?

Postby Chevalier Bayard » Fri 13 Aug, 2010 13:38

I'm currently thinking about replacing my phone and Sony Ericsson was already in my short list with the Xperia X10 ... now comes a news that is surely making me waiting till October !

engadget.com wrote:Sony Ericsson to introduce Android 3.0 gaming platform and PSP Go-like smartphone
By Joshua Topolsky
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[...]It seems that Sony Ericsson -- a company that has yet to even introduce an Android 2.0 device -- is at work on a project to redefine gaming on Google's mobile platform. [...]

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 phone is mostly black with some silver highlights, and the gamepad area is white / silver in color. Apparently it's currently branded as a Xperia device, but it looks like it will carry PlayStation branding as well. Those who've seen the phone say it looks "pretty damn sexy." The mockup above probably doesn't do the actual hardware justice, but it should give you an idea of what you'll be dealing with.

On the software side, it looks like the device will be running Gingerbread (Android 3.0) with a phone-specific skin, and there will be a new area of the Android Market specifically for the games.[...] Games will be graphically in the range of PSX or PSP games, meaning true 3D gaming is headed to Android. Titles currently being shown off seem to be focused around some older PSX as well as new PSP offerings, with God of War, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and LittleBigPlanet possibly on tap, and future plans for titles which incorporate augmented reality features.

In terms of release, it's possible that the phone and ecosystem could be introduced as early as October of this year, but we have yet to confirm.

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OK! I do wait till October !!! :bounce: :bounce: :terrorite:
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Re: Android 3.0/PSP-GO phone by Sony Ericsson ?

Postby Rawhide » Fri 13 Aug, 2010 17:25

Google is being sued by Oracle (who owns Sun & Java) over their unlicensed usage of java in the Droid OS: http://mashable.com/2010/08/12/oracle-google-android-lawsuit/
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Re: Android 3.0/PSP-GO phone by Sony Ericsson ?

Postby Chevalier Bayard » Fri 13 Aug, 2010 17:56

Java had been put under GNU General Public Licence by SUN in 2006, long before it was bought by Oracle last year. Oracle hasn't got a chance to seriously endangered Android.

Currently there are an amazing number of juridical attacks between all the actors around the mobile platform with Apple suing Nokia which sues HTC and Samsung, last one suing Apple, and I think Nokia is also suing Apple on another subject ... does Oracle really need to get into this ? :roll:

This attack from Oracle does sound dumb cause it's not just Google but all the Free Software Foundation which is going to stand up (and already have for MySQL where the question of ownership was also asked). In that case we're not any more on the mobile phone world but on the full IT world and I seriously doubt even Oracle can handle that if their database engine stays their main focus. :borg:

Maybe that means some more work for SQL Server Evangelist in the near future ? :roll: Be ready, mate ! ;) :D


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