According to AV Watch, Kaz Hirai, future Sony CEO, is currently exploring the idea to port the Vita OS to smartphones and tablets.
thankfully the games wont be
Well if this helps improve the OS then I am for it. I love the OS as it stands but there are little things that ruin it, namely my biggest gripe is how everything has to have a Home screen. When a click on Settings I want to go to the settings, not the home screen of settings. When I want to see my trophies or use the interent, I dont want to be greeted with the home screen first: I just want to enter the App.
They will eventually just like PSP games will.
you mean like the 2 games out of 800?
As a gaming device PSV looks to be awesome. On a smartphone/tablet I don't see it doing so well going up against Android/iOS.
A vita phone running a custom version of android would kill tho.
your name signifies what your thought is. Just a dellusion. They wont cross over games ever
Yup! Sony has almost nil experience with creating "experiences". Even MS is being battered with Windows Phone 7, and they are a operating system software company. Even Windows 8 for tablets will see stiff competition. So there is almost no hope Sony's platform will succeed. I think they had a better chance with PS Suite. At least that rides on the success of Android. Almost all other attempts at getting another OS into the smart phone eco system has failed, the only one remaining is iOS, Android, BB (barely...), WP7 (barely, but growing). Symbian is dead, so is WebOS and a host of others.
It's time for Sony to think globally for each device and stop those limiation of vision between internal structures. it's time to have a global network for example, with same demo and game locations. it's time to rebuild the approach of making game in Japan, not in term of mechanics, games must be the expression of their creators with their cultural background and the appreciation of what they want to show through them. But it's time that during their development Sony build a structure to translate them during the processus of creation in english or foreign langages just to release worlwide at the same time. It's also the time when they negociate an exclusive game , to negociate with the developer the translation of the game and release it at the same moment in Japan and the rest of the world. Tales of, Ni No Kuni, Whight Knight Chronicles, Yakuza, all these games should habe been translated from their time development. It's time for Sony to understand, synchronicity to have a better impact on the poroduction of their contents. Globalisation of their knowledges, globalisation of their technology is sure a better way to understand what people want from this company. I don't know if it's too late for them, but it was about time to understand that they need more transparency between all their industrial activities.
good luck with a dellusion
well if they decide to do it then it better receive some tweaks first, like grouping items together, better multitasking, simplifying and joining some elements that currently are diferent "apps" and overall make things a little smoother. But overall the look and functionality of the OS lends itself a phone OS
id rather it not
yea take what little identity the vita has away, & make it less unique, this sounds like a horrible idea
@bladednuisance "yea take what little identity the vita has away, & make it less unique, this sounds like a horrible idea " what makes it unique is mainly Software with hardware imputs being an added function to said device. If Say Sony has a certified program for Min Specs. to be PSVita OS compliant. it would not be much out of the relm of how the PC market is the basic Chipsets allow the developers to make software that would run on PC's but picture there is no need to worry about needing an upgrade to the GPU. they all will require a certain level of not just GPU an CPU to be certified, but also the Imputs also. That way it keeps a stable development platform for game development. Licenced to other smartphone manuf. could net Sony more sales in software an other connected devices with the PSVita OS would be game systems first with smartfunctions taking the 2nd priority role. Example: "When asked about the feasibility of porting smartphone apps to the Vita platform, Sony’s deputy president Kunimasa Suzuki responded by saying, "that’s exactly why we’re going to be putting energy into building up PlayStation Suite this year." the Playstation Suite allows smartdevices such as smartphones an Tablets that run the Android OS to allow the device that's Playstation Suite certified. to log into the Playstation Store an buy Games an App's from the Playstation Suite section of the PSN store. If Sony allows other devices to get the PSVita OS that would allow one more step further an allow such device to also play PSVita games an Applications. with this further expansion into the Mobile space it allows Sony to support more Playstation Devices that may not even be Sony Made but contains the Software that allows other companies that make smartdevices to bring out a playstation centric game system themselves. remember Sony made the PSVita with ARM core chipsets. that is the same core base chipsets that are in already over 95% of said smart devices already. this would allow other companies to create a device that passes certification, an can sell certified Playstation Suite an if Sony licences the PSVita OS out also. to sell PSVita software on said devices also. maybe not the PSVita Storrage card but PSN PSVita games.
That would be a great idea since sony will stop paying royalty fee for google and microsoft in using android flatform.. Imagine, Sony ericsson Xperia with built in VITA OS live-arena. WOW!!!!
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