There can be no doubt about it, gaming on the Android platform has to date been a fairly disappointing experience. But it appears, however, that everything will soon change for the better. Although not yet an official press release from Sony Ericsson regarding the future of a PlayStation Phone, the company has mentioned that debåde working to develop a whole new gaming platform called Ecosystem, and a new unit. There is still little information in terms of which operating system is officially scheduled for the platform. However, using the exclusion method, you can make certain assumptions; since Apple keeps tight control over iPhone OS, and since Windows Mobile suffers from lack of popularity, one can safely expect that the new gaming phone will be supported by the Android platform, and all that now even come with it.
So far it is rumored that the device so far is going to be a hybrid of PSP Go gaming platform and Samsung Captivate mobile phone. More generally speaking, comes the phone to have a widescreen to wear out to side to reveal gaming controls instead of the standard QWERTY keyboard. It will be equipped with the D-pad as we know it from PSP But instead of the small joystick, the device must be equipped with an "elongated touchpad). The display will be between 3.7 to 4.1 inches long, with WVGA or higher resolution. As far as processor power, it will most likely support a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU. Finally, there are rumors that the device will be equipped with an embedded 5-megapixel camera, although this has not yet been confirmed.
On the software and the operating system side of the equation, it looks as though it will run the Android 3.0 OS with a few modifications. Most remarkably, it is that there will be a whole new area on Android Market which will be specifically adapted to the new unit where it was looking to download new games for the platform. For starters, it is expected that content will be exclusive and therefore only work for this new entity - Dog kunned a thought that these games would be made available for other Android devices, if their technical specs and button layouts supports it. Graphically, the games appear to be comparable to the quality of PlayStation 1 or PlayStation Portable. To mention some of the titles which it is possible the device to be covered may include contemporary PSP offers such Call of Duty: Modern Warfare God of WarAnd LittleBigPlanet, with more titles coming.
Myth or Fact?
Although there is little information about the project as a whole, it seems to be a beneficial partnership for both parties. The tension generated by the mere name of this product is proof enough that there will be a market for it. Furthermore, this partnership could very well be Google's much-needed boost in games and entertainment category.
The Final Judgement
Even the best projects with big budgets and a large amount of research behind them, you sometimes have trouble seeing the light of day. There is no guarantee that this unit will be set out in the market, it is safe to say that both Sony and Google have much to gain from this product, and there is no reason to believe that their efforts will be wasted.