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Sony PlayStation 4 Could Run Android?

Playstation should run Android, just like the next xbox will run windows. Having an ecosystem to fall back on, would be a wise step for Sony.

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Beetey1256d ago

I was about to report but he changed the link to an actual article... I'm slightly confused...

TheCookieMonster1256d ago (Edited 1256d ago )

Sorry, I fixed it.

TheCookieMonster1256d ago

Imagine having an app store where we don't have to wait for Sony to add simple features. Imagine using your android phone as a Wii U style tablet. This is the future.

cl19831256d ago (Edited 1256d ago )

From article
"Microsoft is already offering built-in Windows Phone OS with Xbox console and the company offers an Xbox SmartGlass companion app for Android devices"

So you just want to copy?

nukeitall1256d ago

Android isn't capable as a console OS that needs high performance. Heck the OS itself isn't high performance.

I don't think any console manufacturer would be dumb enough to use Android. It's just plain and simple, not fit to the job.

hellvaguy1256d ago (Edited 1256d ago )

"So you just want to copy?"

Just incorporating another technology like all consoles have done already dozens of times over. Heck if you really wanna go down the line of thinking of every detail being original, Sony didn't invent the controller. Or what about the vga, s-video, hdmi connections to the tv. USB and wifi technologies also. More copying if you wanna go down that line.

SkullBlade1691256d ago

If I wanted a glorified tablet, I'd buy an Ouya, not a PS4.

rainslacker1255d ago

All that could be offered through PS Mobile. It is capable of apps as well. On the plus side for Sony they can take their cut on sales, instead of letting Google do it.

The_Infected1256d ago (Edited 1256d ago )

I'm sorry but no PS4 and all major consoles IMO should run highly custom UI solely focused and made specifically for game consoles. Leave android as a phone/tablet OS, let MS do whatever with Windows 8 it sucks anyways, and let Sony make its own UI. You want the OS built around the hardware, games, and gaming community. The way they're doing it now is great. Leave the crappy apps where they belong don't feed a already built console ecosystem with phone/tablet Apps.

It's really better just to leave phones and tablets to theirselves entirely and just use the controller for consoles. Adding support for them just because people have them doesn't mean it works better because it don't and never will.

RevXM1256d ago

Agreed.
Android is functional and all but custom os is better for consoles.
Performance wise and security wise.

DeadlyFire1256d ago (Edited 1256d ago )

Custom Linux is perfect.

Android could work with a console. I have had theory that MS could use ARM cores to push Windows RT(ARM) version of Windows onto next Xbox. Its the most lightweight version of the OS.

If Sony goes the Android route with ARM CPU cores then it will likely build its own custom ARM OS instead of Android. ARM cores are likely to be in both new consoles with AMDs new fabric plans for their CPUs/APUs, and so on. It will be possible, but doubtful that either side would sign on with Andriod, iOS, or any other ARM OS when they could specialize their own version regardless of if it becomes ARM or x86 version that they already have in the oven.

BitbyDeath1256d ago (Edited 1256d ago )

If it ran a real android that'd be pretty awesome.
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