PlayStation-style gaming controls found in Android 2.3 Gingerbread SDK

Dec 7, 2010

Sony Ericsson's PlayStation Phone looks another step closer to likelihood, with the discovery of what could be Sony-style gaming controls in the new Android 2.3 Gingerbread SDK. In among "android.view.KeyEvent" there are the following input keys: A, B, C, L1, L2, Mode, R1, R2, Select, Start, ThumbL, ThumbR, X, Y, and Z, which would certainly fit in with PlayStation controller nomenclature.

That fits in with leaked video of the smartphone - which has both a touchscreen and a slide-out game control pad - showing mention of Gingerbread in the About screen, as well as with Google's suggestion that v2.3 would be more accommodating of serious gameplay. As well as the support for hardware control buttons, there are also improvements in the graphics performance, which should suit high framerate titles.

Video demo of the PlayStation Phone below; you can see more video footage of the Android handset here. More details on Android 2.3 Gingerbread here.

[via Android Community]

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