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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Sony Ericsson X10 coming to AT&T for $129.99, awesome specs with an old OS (Android 1.6)

Yes, we too thought these days were over. Is there really a new device running Android 1.6 coming out now on the brink of Android 2.2/3.0? Sony Ericsson had ample time to get at least Android 2.1 on this device. This phone is already pretty old. That having been said, it is still amazing hardware. Though we have already run down this spec list before, even today these specs are still high end. The Sony Ericsson is going to only run you $129.99 on a new 2 year contract, so it is sure to give the Aria, Backflip, and whatever future low end Android Devices hit AT&T a good run for their money. It does include Snapdragon with a large touchscreen, however the OS is known to be sluggish with Sony’s custom UI on top. Hopefully it will see some sort of update to 2.1 or 2.2 soon. Personally, I cannot recommend this device to anyone until they announce an update road map and stick to it.

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Android 2.1 is now more popular than all other versions combined

Android 2.1 was first released on the Nexus One in January and took a while before other manufacturers finally got it up and running. Though it took long, it has happened. Android 2.1 is now on 53% of all Android devices. What is new though is that Android 2.2 is already on 1.8% of devices and hasn’t even hit most of the Nexus Ones out there. For those worried that this version difference is going to be a problem between Android 2.1 and 2.2. Don’t be. Any applications that work on Android 2.1, work on Android 2.2 as well. In fact, more than 90% of the applications made for Android 1.5 and 1.6 also work on Android 2.1/2.2 so that also isn’t an issue. What we do want though is for all those 1.5/1.6 devices to soon be upgraded to at least 2.1. This will happen as soon as Motorola and HTC update their older devices. Also, now that some of those older devices are approaching the 2 year life mark, a lot of people will upgrade to higher end Android phones with 2.1 or higher. Moto, HTC, and Samsung, please get Android 2.2 on your brand new devices ASAP! Thanks.

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Android 3.0 to bring a pretty new UI and strict hardware requirements

We all already knew Android 3.0 was coming sooner or later. According to Unwiredview, a Russian language audio podcast with host Eldar Murtazin gave us all the details we could possibly need… for now. Here are the quotes from Unwired’s translations: Read more of this post

Bloomberg says the is iPhone coming to Verizon in January

Another day another Verizon rumor, but this one seems pretty credible. Bloomberg says that it has confirmed with 2 sources who are working on the project, that the iPhone will be coming to Verizon in January 2011. Bloomberg goes on to say that the iPhone exclusivity will end at the same time that the iPhone goes on sale on Verizon. So is this something AT&T has to be worried about? Moreover Read more of this post

HTC ditches Samsung AMOLED stock problem; picks Sony Super TFT LCD displays

In a move by HTC not to have pre-orders and current orders cancelled, HTC has decided to migrate away from Samsung’s AMOLED to Sony’s new Super TFT LCD displays for their selection of handsets. The move comes in response to Samsung’s ability to deliver the AMOLED  die to a production shortage. This may also be due to the fact that Samsung has a massive, world-wide marketing campaign for the new Galaxy S series of handsets, now being launched on five carriers in the United States alone.

We know that Sony builds some quality product but we are very curious to see how the new Super LCD’s stand up in comparison with Samsung’s AMOLED and see performance difference between the two in direct sunlight.

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Android getting more than 14,000 new apps per month, on track for 180,000 by years end

If there is one thing Apple loves to tout at its events, it is the number of applications the iOS App Store has. Apple said there are around 230,000 applications now and that number is still growing rapidly. The iPhone isn’t the only application store growing at a rapid pace. Android now has about 70,000 applications in the Android market worldwide and that number is set to increase by more than 15,000 applications per month. Read more of this post

OMG RUMOR! Sony Ericsson to release 5.5″ QWERTY Android 2.1 Tilt phone?

Oh Em Gee indeed, it seems as though those freaky little engineering wizards at Sony Ericsson are working on another Android device with an impressive 5.5″ screen, according to a SoftSailor informant somewhere deep within the bowls of the R&D department.  As seen on the left, the unknown Sony Ericsson device has a very nicely spaced keyboard (WTF Motorola? Droid typing makes my fingers hurt), a nifty tilting screen ala HTC Tilt and the like and stock Android 2.1 (With no plans for Android 2.2 yet, according to the tipster) completely unmodified due to a lack of low-level drivers.  Mobile phone screens are becoming very much an issue of size, not how you use it.  Look for Sony Ericsson and HTC to sponsor the Viagra car this year in NASCAR!  WOO!

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