It’s all but confirmed at this point, but there’s more and more proof for the “PSP Phone”. Today’s release of the new Android OS SDK, V2.3 Gingerbread, came coupled with the news of a new phone, the Google Nexus S. Android is Google’s mobile OS, ranging on everything from phones to tablets. It’s Google’s answer to Apple’s iOS, which is now prevalent in iPhones, iPods, and iPads. The Nexus S lacks game controls. The rumored, and even video-captured, “PSP Phone” has much akin with a PSP Go.
MobileCrunch has found some indicative code in the SDK. L1, L2, R1, and R2, buttons held throughout the PlayStation’s life. Notably, the Cross/Square/Circle/Triangle buttons don’t have a listing; the logic of MobileCrunch is that the controls could be used for non-PSP games. Previously leaked videos have shown this Sony Ericsson Zeus Z-1 having available a “PlayStation” app in their Android OS. It’s unknown if the goal is to allow access to the current PSN, or if phone-based games would be released.
Either way, give me one without a phone, and I’m set. I’m fine with the combo of AT&T and iPhone 4, but I do want an Android device (and the PSP Go had some benefits, despite major distresses.)