Tegra 2 Android devices to have Playstation suite in 2011

Tegra 2 Android devices to have Playstation suite in 2011
Based on what could be gleaned from the Tegra Zone app on the Motorola XOOM, the Playstation Suite is going to be available to any Android device running the Tegra 2 dual-core processor. While it is not clear if the Suite will be pre-installed on devices or simply made available on the Android Market, it looks like the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY won't be the only game in town when it comes to the Playstation Suite (pun intended).

While no launch date has been announced, Sony has decided to not only support the Suite but will also allow for development of non Playstation content. And when it does launch, Android users will be able to unistall the Playstation emulator and send it packing back to the Android Market. Besides allowing non Playstation games to be played, Sony will try to offer Playstation 2 titles in the Suite.

All in all, it is a very important forward step for Android as Google's open source OS becomes a viable video game platform.

source: IntoMobile

The Playstation Suite is expecting to launch later this year on Android devices running Nvidia's Tegra 2 chipset

The Playstation Suite is expecting to launch later this year on Android devices running Nvidia's Tegra 2 chipset



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14 Comments

1. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

omg Playstation 2 games!? there's the big 1-Up for Nivdea right there. now i HAVE to get a Bionic or a Droid 3 (which i'm sure will follow the Bionic spec-wise)

2. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Android: Not just for Angry Birds anymore.

3. george unregistered

Why only for Tegra 2 devices ?

4. ralphyd unregistered

Yeah I don't understand why this would be strictly for tegra two devices. Isn't the playstation phone a single core device?

5. More Power unregistered

@george, it will probably support any multi-processor chipset considering that Qualcomm and Samsung have their own Dual-core solutions. But the main reason is just CPU power. You don't run PS2 games on an Atari and you don't run Unreal graphics on a phone with a single core processor and weak video chipset. Just makes sense and makes it easier for developers to bring new content to the 'Zone'.

7. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

there's a chance the Suite might stay exclusive to Nivdea for a while, like Netflix has announced they will with Qualcomm and their Snapdragon processor.

12. Sietai unregistered

It'll probably come to single core devices as well considering that the xperia play is a single core. the xperia play has a 1ghz Snapdragon processor and 512mb ram. My guess is that most phones that follows these specs would get ps suite. however, it's not as simple as having a 1ghz processor. xperia play has a very new revision of qualcoms snap dragon, even though it runs at 1ghz, it'll have much better performance than a nexus one. some phones with newer snap dragons are the G2 and the Thunderbolt. I don't know if either of these will get it. another said requirement is Android Gingerbread 2.3

13. Sietai unregistered

Also, I believe different content may be available depending on your device. ps1 games may be playable on a good phone, but something with a tegra 2 might even be able to have ps2 games

6. AndroidTroll

Posts: 359; Member since: Mar 05, 2011

If this is true, then hopefully the EVO3D will have a Tegra 2! If this is not true, then hopefully it will have Qualcomm or OMAP

8. chinakidoliver.iab

Posts: 75; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

they arent making a 3d htc phone there making the lg optimus 3d

9. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

whats the point of the upcoming PSP2 or the experia play

10. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

the PSP2 is in a whole different league spec wise than smartphones and the Xperia Play will just be able to better incorporate Sony's PS Suite with it's native support and game pad.

11. Techpaste unregistered

The Tegra 2 has 2 cores both clocked at 1ghz with a 1MB cache. It can use up to 1gb of DDR2 ram. The PS2 had a freaking 299Mhz processor and only 32mb of RDRAM. You do the Math :P This processor has some serious power. And in a mobile device it is more than capable of running PS2 games. The chip alone can kick out full 1080p video playback at 27FPS The GPU has 8 cores xD And the only reason they are releasing an official PS2 emulator is cause Sony KNOW that it will work. They KNOW that it will stable and they KNOW that they can make a fortune from it. The Motorola Xoom & Samsung Galaxy 10.1 have the Tegra 2 chip, also sporting Android 3.0 (Formally known as Honeycomb) These tabs are going to woop Apples ass when it comes down to mobile gaming. Go on Android GET EM!!!!

14. afra unregistered

oh yeah ... sure new tabs are kicking apples ass , its funny that apple make his own !! A4 processor while samsung and tegra providing quadcore processor :)))) maybe called cortex 10 ! back in 2004 and 2006 apple was the prioneer , but when company(apple) realsed 3 phone with actually no improvement in cpu and gpu chipset shows that ittake advantage of ppl's pocket ! sure if apple contniue with this lazy technology will be failed in whole part of market .

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