Sony PSOne Games Coming to Android Devices via Playstation Suite!

PS Sony’s new Playstation Suite was not the show stealer at Sony’s press conference in Tokyo (see NGP), but it is still huge news for the mobile industry. Playstation Suite is a software framework that will allow Playstation One games to be ported over to Android devices running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) later this year. This is not only huge news because it’s awesome, but because it marks the first console maker to port over their own ecosystem to cellphones/tablets (In no small part due to the previous limitations of cellphone/tablet GPUs I’m sure).

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Why Google could care less about the Verizon iPhone

Just two days after Verizon’s official announcement releasing information about the oft speculated CDMA iPhone, the media sector has become inundated with speculative posts and forecasts, previews and impressions, opinions and “fanboy-ism”.  Various media outlets are forecasting the “inevitable” death of Google’s Android OS now that AT&T no longer holds the reins of exclusivity to Apple’s powerhouse smart phone, the iPhone.  Personally, the proposed demise of Android amidst a multi-carrier iPhone market sounds about as probable as Palm becoming the leader of the mobile ecosystem; not fucking likely.  Don’t get me wrong, Verizon and Apple will see a serious boon in sales at the initial launch of the CDMA iPhone 4 with both parties profiting heavily, but Google’s Android has matured leaps and bounds in just the past year alone, securing it’s position as Apple’s iOS peer (in market penetration, if nothing else). Read more of this post

[Video] iPhone 3G gets Android 2.3 Gingerbread

iDroid developer Nick Pack decided he wanted to test out Android 2.3 Gingerbread and see if he could port it over to the iPhone 3G. Although his feat was accomplished, poor iPhone 3G was chugging along trying to run the latest Android build. With the Verizon iPhone around the corner, I’m wondering when someone is going to port Android over the iPhone 4. Well at least we know Android runs on the iPad.

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[How-to] Revert Your Captivate To Stock with Odin3 “One-Click”!

So, you got yourself a shiny new AT&T Captivate.  Great, fantastic device; SuperAMOLED, Hummingbird, blah blah.  As any new Android user, you hop on the interwebs and get to Googling.  Slowly, over time, the inevitable happens; you stumble onto xda-developers.com.  You see the light.  Within hours, you’re on your third rom, the thirst for speed clouds your judgement.  Life is great, your device is flying, multitasking with gusto.  It’s at this point the tech Gods decide to rain on your parade, or, more precisely, your Captivate.  The speaker is dead, the rain markers are clear, time for insurance.  But wait!  You’re running CFW.  They’ll never replace a device that has so blatantly been modified.  In comes Odin3.  With just “one-click” (really a few more than that), you’ll have your Captivate SGS back to factory specifications with none the wiser (it’ll also help in ‘bricked’ devices).  Hit the link for directions and downloads!

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[Breaking-Video] Eric Schimdt just confirmed the Nexus S

During the Web 2.0 summit, Google CEO Eric Schimdt just pulled out the Nexus S and showed it off in it’s full glory. So now we know that this IS the next Nexus model in Google’s lineup. The new handset will have NFC technology integrated for mobile payments. The live-stream of the summit can be seen here.

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EVO Shift 4G coming from HTC?

Looks like HTC just filed for a trademark with the name “HTC EVO Shift 4G.” This is possibly a shift in two directions: 1) HTC is going into the mid market 2) this is nothing but a slider version of the EVO 4G, which would win a few hearts for sure.

[via IntoMobile]

Sprint: 4G hits Los Angeles on December 1st (other cities to follow soon?)

According to a Tweet on Twitter, Sprint is going to be lighting up the L.A., California scene with 4G on December 1st. In addition, I am able to personally confirm that Sprint is indeed testing 4G in Sacramento, California as well. From what I have been seeing on speed tests lately, Sprint has a huge advantage over Verizon at this point with it’s WiMax speedy service. So brace yourselves L.A., you are about to get some serious data speeds on your 4G enabled Epic or Evo handset.

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Sony’s PlayStation Phone is real and coming soon!

Folks, what you are looking at is REAL and Sony is building it using Android as the OS. Engadget reports that the phone contains Android 3.0, along with a custom Sony Marketplace which will allow you to purchase and download games designed for the new platform. The device sports 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8655, 512MB of RAM, 1GB of ROM, screen size about 3.7 to 4.1 inches, a long touchpad in the center which is apparently multitouch, and those familiar PlayStation shoulder buttons and best part, no Sony Memory sticks but it does have support for microSD cards.

Head on over to Engadget for more information and pics.

[Video] Dual Bootloader Windows Mobile and Android

 

Barnes and Noble Colored Nook powered by Android

Barnes & Noble dropping an Color screened, seven inch Android powered e-reader space that will boast and IPS display with 1024 X 600 resolution. The Nook Color will run you about $250 bills and it can be preordered at B&N. A reported 8 hours of battery life are also part of the package. Combine that with Magazines and newspapers in color, kids books, over 2 million titles on demand and Android’s ability to surf the web, listen to Pandora, Facebook integration, checking email and download 100,000 apps, the price is right!