PlayStation Mobile

Sony declares end-of-life for PlayStation Mobile on Android

Sony declares end-of-life for PlayStation Mobile on Android

Perhaps it was something inevitable but a rather sad note nonetheless. Sony is pulling the plug on the PlayStation Mobile app for Android, which will completely cut off Android users running the latest versions of the mobile platform. This will ostracize even owners of its "PlayStation Certified" Xperia handsets, in favor of focusing more on Sony's actual gaming handhelds.

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PlayStation Mobile shackles Sony to gaming past

PlayStation Mobile shackles Sony to gaming past

In the announcement for the PlayStation Mobile store and environment released this week by Sony is a clause that's rather tiny and is disguised as a perk: three devices allowed for each game. In the past, back before the smartphone, this sort of note would have been amazing - you mean I can play this game on my PlayStation at home as well as at my cousin Joe's house? Amazing! Now here in the present, three devices is a limit that Sony shouldn't be working with.

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Sony PlayStation Mobile launches for Vita and select Android devices

Sony PlayStation Mobile launches for Vita and select Android devices

Sony is looking to ramp up their mobile efforts even more by introducing PlayStation Mobile, a new service that allows gamers to play a handful of games across different mobile platforms. The service will allow you start a game on one device (like the Vita), and pick up where you left off on another device (like an Android smartphone or tablet).

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PlayStation Store for PlayStation Mobile to launch October 3

PlayStation Store for PlayStation Mobile to launch October 3

Back in August, Sony started talking up PlayStation Mobile at Gamescon. PlayStation Mobile is Sony's initiative aiming at making Android devices able to play PlayStation style games. Originally, only Sony branded smartphones and tablets were to be offered access to PlayStation Mobile. Sony later started accepting third-party devices from Asus and others.

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PlayStation Mobile aims for iPhone and Android at Gamescon

PlayStation Mobile aims for iPhone and Android at Gamescon

This week at Gamescon in Cologne, Germany, Sony is making a case for PlayStation Mobile, their next big phase in keeping relevant with the very smart device-minded society we now all live in. This initiative will be aiming for both Apple's mobile OS and Google's Android, but in very different ways for the both of them. While Apple's iPod nano, iPhone, and iPad are all essentially declared enemies of this PlayStation Mobile initiative, Sony is embracing Android as the only 3rd party operating system to be able to run PlayStation-certified games.

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PlayStation Mobile teams with HTC for mobile gaming greatness

PlayStation Mobile teams with HTC for mobile gaming greatness

This week Sony is bringing some gaming heat with no less than an announcement of attack on the mobile landscape, starting with the HTC One X. This announcement has Sony changing the name of their PlayStation Suite to PlayStation Mobile and making it clear that not only will HTC be their first third-party hardware partner, they'll be working with other Android and Windows Phone groups as well.

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