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disolitude said:
superchunk said:
Rainbird said:

Interesting read, though I doubt Sony will install Android on the PS3. All the utilities used by games not to mention the architechture of the hardware means it would be very difficult to replace the current system software.

Its all software. No hardware changes, thus it will be capable with remaining fully functional with all PS3 software to date. Additionally, it will add the Android functionality; hopefully including a far better browser.

This is similar to when X360 dramatically changed its UI last year.

I don't see Sony paying Microsoft licensing fees any time in order to install absolutely un-necessary Android OS on their beloved PS3...

What does MS have to do with Android? Android is free open source from Google. I used X360 as an example of a large firmware change, nothing more.



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Rainbird said:
superchunk said:
Rainbird said:

Interesting read, though I doubt Sony will install Android on the PS3. All the utilities used by games not to mention the architechture of the hardware means it would be very difficult to replace the current system software.

Its all software. No hardware changes, thus it will be capable with remaining fully functional with all PS3 software to date. Additionally, it will add the Android functionality; hopefully including a far better browser.

This is similar to when X360 dramatically changed its UI last year.

There's a difference between changing the UI and the entire backbone of your system though. Android is designed to run on ARM processors, and not PowerPC like the Cell is. It would require some pretty dramatic retooling to make it work, not to mention have all the Android apps work properly as well.

I don't think the shift to Android will happen on the PS3, most likely on the PS4, if at all.

As PS3 and Android are built off of Linux, it isn't as big of an impact as you think. It may have the Android backbone, but hte PS3 required SDK will be running as well. I am sure it will happen. Just have to wait for E3 for more details or simply the impending launch of these services/hardware during the holidays.



Rainbird said:
superchunk said:
Rainbird said:

Interesting read, though I doubt Sony will install Android on the PS3. All the utilities used by games not to mention the architechture of the hardware means it would be very difficult to replace the current system software.

Its all software. No hardware changes, thus it will be capable with remaining fully functional with all PS3 software to date. Additionally, it will add the Android functionality; hopefully including a far better browser.

This is similar to when X360 dramatically changed its UI last year.

There's a difference between changing the UI and the entire backbone of your system though. Android is designed to run on ARM processors, and not PowerPC like the Cell is. It would require some pretty dramatic retooling to make it work, not to mention have all the Android apps work properly as well.

I don't think the shift to Android will happen on the PS3, most likely on the PS4, if at all.

Android uses Linux base code, is highly flexible as has been ported to PowerPC before. Shouldn't be too hard to make it run  on the Cell's PPE. 



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superchunk said:
disolitude said:
 

I don't see Sony paying Microsoft licensing fees any time in order to install absolutely un-necessary Android OS on their beloved PS3...

What does MS have to do with Android? Android is free open source from Google.

 

http://www.gottabemobile.com/2010/10/04/ballmer-androids-not-free-because-of-license-fees-to-microsoft/

http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2010/apr10/04-27mshtcpr.mspx

http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2010/10/microsoft-sues-motorola-citing-android-patent-infringement.ars

Not to mention -

http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/217364/google_copied_java_in_android_expert_says.html

http://www.engadget.com/2010/03/02/apple-specifically-going-after-android-in-htc-lawsuit/

Putting android on 40 million PS3s already sold would be a huge court battle or a 500 million dollar investment in pattent fees for sony.



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disolitude said:
superchunk said:
disolitude said:
 

I don't see Sony paying Microsoft licensing fees any time in order to install absolutely un-necessary Android OS on their beloved PS3...

What does MS have to do with Android? Android is free open source from Google.

 

http://www.gottabemobile.com/2010/10/04/ballmer-androids-not-free-because-of-license-fees-to-microsoft/

http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2010/apr10/04-27mshtcpr.mspx

http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2010/10/microsoft-sues-motorola-citing-android-patent-infringement.ars

Not to mention -

http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/217364/google_copied_java_in_android_expert_says.html

http://www.engadget.com/2010/03/02/apple-specifically-going-after-android-in-htc-lawsuit/

Putting android on 40 million PS3s already sold would be a huge court battle or a 500 million dollar investment in pattent fees for sony.

For sake of argument let's assume you're right and all these Android devices pay MS fees, well Sony is already doing it with Sony Ericcson phones, PSPhone, TVs, bluray players, etc AND the new NGP/PSP2 .... what makes you think they wouldn't do it with the PS3 to ensure full compatability and increased value in its premier home device?



superchunk said:
Rainbird said:
superchunk said:
Rainbird said:

Interesting read, though I doubt Sony will install Android on the PS3. All the utilities used by games not to mention the architechture of the hardware means it would be very difficult to replace the current system software.

Its all software. No hardware changes, thus it will be capable with remaining fully functional with all PS3 software to date. Additionally, it will add the Android functionality; hopefully including a far better browser.

This is similar to when X360 dramatically changed its UI last year.

There's a difference between changing the UI and the entire backbone of your system though. Android is designed to run on ARM processors, and not PowerPC like the Cell is. It would require some pretty dramatic retooling to make it work, not to mention have all the Android apps work properly as well.

I don't think the shift to Android will happen on the PS3, most likely on the PS4, if at all.

As PS3 and Android are built off of Linux, it isn't as big of an impact as you think. It may have the Android backbone, but hte PS3 required SDK will be running as well. I am sure it will happen. Just have to wait for E3 for more details or simply the impending launch of these services/hardware during the holidays.

Guess we'll have to wait and see.



superchunk said:
Rainbird said:

Interesting read, though I doubt Sony will install Android on the PS3. All the utilities used by games not to mention the architechture of the hardware means it would be very difficult to replace the current system software.

Its all software. No hardware changes, thus it will be capable with remaining fully functional with all PS3 software to date. Additionally, it will add the Android functionality; hopefully including a far better browser.

This is similar to when X360 dramatically changed its UI last year.


Rather I think instead of replacing the firmware on the PS3 with android they will add Playstation Suite package to the PS3 store which will emulate the android version perfectly.



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superchunk said:

For sake of argument let's assume you're right and all these Android devices pay MS fees, well Sony is already doing it with Sony Ericcson phones, PSPhone, TVs, bluray players, etc AND the new NGP/PSP2 .... what makes you think they wouldn't do it with the PS3 to ensure full compatability and increased value in its premier home device?


Because sony are perfectly capable in making their own platform for the PS3 without any fees or court battles and making PS3 do what its supposed to do.  PS3 doesn't need Andorid apps or whatever else android brings to the table...and bringing Android store front to PS3 would have Google take a chunk of Sony store revenue. Not smart if you ask me...

Also last thing they should want to do is put a free source operating system on their already hacked console.