There's no question that gaming on the Android platform has heretofore been relatively underwhelming -- but that looks like it's all about to change. 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. We now know (via a trusted source) that the company is actively and heavily developing a brand new gaming platform, ecosystem, and device (possibly alongside Google) which are already in the late stages of planning. And we've got the goods on it.
-Samsung Captivate meets PSP Go
-Landscape slider (no QWERTY - just like Go, game controls slide out)
-No analog nub; meet a "long touch pad" much like Blackberrys and the latest Moto + HTC phones
-3.7-4.1 inch display; WVGA or better resolution
-5 MP camera [tentative]
-Snapdragon 1GHz CPU
-Xpera project but expected to be branded Playstation
-"Looks pretty damn sexy"
-Android 3.0 "Gingerbread"
-Android Market introduces new section for PS games
-Games may be made available for other non-PS branded powerful Android phones (not betting on it)
-Titles currently being shown off: God of War, Modern Warfare, LBP
October release possible
Right now we're working on getting even more detail about the phone and partnership, but we can tell you now that this is not a random rumor -- we have reason to believe that what we've heard and seen is real and coming to market.
Is Sony is finally listening to what consumers want? Wowza. This will be all I ever want and need.