Droid X360 hybridises PS Vita and Android
The market is awash with knockoff consoles shipped from China, but some certainly look more appealing than others. Check out this Droid X360, a PlayStation Vita lookalike that runs Android 4.0.
The Droid X360 from Shenzhen Xunlong packs a 1.5GHz processor, 512MB of Ram and a 5in display at 800 x 480 pixels. There's also a 2Mp rear-facing camera and 8GB of storage, Chinese site Shanzhaiben reports.
The rear does seem to lack the touchpad found on the Sony handheld, but while I never found its inclusion in Vita games much cop anyway, it's unlikely to be needed for any downloads you snag through Google Play.
Being Android-based means it's emulator friendly too and actually comes with nine systems already built-in. Wowzers. Those still desperate to play PSone games on their handhelds may not have to wait for the official green-light after all.
While there's no sign of pricing, I'll make sure my Chinese-bound flatmate looks out for one. Further details - scribbled on a postcard - are on the way soon. ®
That's actually a good point.
Are you listening Apple? THAT is a design rip off. They have gone to great lengths to make it look exactly like something Sony makes, a complicated shape with lots of buttons all over.
Someone making a black rectangle with a screen and holes for power / headphones which are in different places does not count!
The one thing that always strikes me about the games console manufacturers reaction to emulators is... why not do one themselves? SNES, GameBoy, Spectrum, etc... none of these are still made, no official games are made for them, the manufacturers are making no money from them, so, why not just make emulators, put them on Google Play (I think they're banned on iTunes?) and charge a 50p per game. There are plenty of people who would happily spend a few pence reliving childhood days. Selling NES games won't affect sales of Wii games.
So, stop stamping on people who want to play games they own and paid good money for, and allow those back catalogues to be enjoyed by a whole new generation. Who knows, the first one to do this may actually get their names in the press for a good reason for a change.
Why is this website encouraging piracy (those emulators come packed with pirated games) and clear rip-off designs?
No wonder the gaming world is fucked up.
AC mask for the inevitable rash of freetard downvotes.
How many trademark owners will come to stamp on it?
Droid - when I saw that I thought Motorola, but then recalled that they had to go through some hoops with Lucas to use that word.
X360 - All that's missing is the word "box" and MS will come a running - but it's a games console thingy, so I'm guessing that MS will still come running.
Not downvoting but.....
There was a point in the article which is a counterpoint to the piracy aspect of your comment.
Whilst the emulators may come packed with pirated games (seems a little odd that they would be built-in, I suspect you are referring to some 'sources' of emulators coming bundled with them though), the emulators allow you the chance to play games you already own from legacy platforms.
I appreciate this is could be deemed to be hair-splitting but is that any worse than generalising?