Sony PlayStation Suite Now PlayStation Mobile; HTC On Board
Sony today announced that HTC will be the first third-party manufacturer to offer PlayStation Certified phones capable of running PlayStation Mobile - a service previously called PlayStation Suite - and PlayStation games. Sony was previously the sole maker of PlayStation Certified phones, although plans to include other manufacturers were part of the original PlayStation Suite announcement. PlayStation Mobile is an on-device portal for browsing and purchasing PlayStation games on Android phones certified to meet certain performance requirements.
More Carriers and Phone Makers Agree to Adopt Google's RCS-Based 'Android Messages' Service
Google today said more wireless network operators and handset manufacturers will use Android Messages, its RCS-based messaging service, as the default SMS/MMS tool on their phones. (Android Messages was previously known as Google Messenger.) Some of the features of RCS, which is a global standard, include group chat, high-resolution photo sharing, advanced calling features, and read receipts.
Sony Releases Messaging App for PlayStation Gamers
Sony recently made a stand-alone, mobile messaging app available to users of its PlayStation gaming console. The app, which requires a PlayStation Network account, lets gamers see which friends are online and available, send text or voice messages with photos and stickers, and swiftly access messaging groups and lists.
Sony's PlayStation Video App Lets Android Devices Access Movies
Sony recently released the PlayStation Video application for Android devices. The app is essentially a portal to Sony's video content store and lets people watch movies or TV shows they've purchased or rented from Sony.
Sony Xperia Phones Can Now Broadcast Games to Twitch
Sony today announced a new partnership with Twitch that will let select Xperia smartphones broadcast gameplay directly to Twitch. Twitch has allowed Android devices to view gameplay before, Sony's Xperia Z3+, Xperia Z4, and Xperia Z4v smartphones, and the Xperia Z4 Tablet can now push Android games to Twitch live.
Why Wasnt the Playstation Vita Developed Further Than It Was.
The Vita could of bridged the gap for Sony. Where the mobile market trend for price of admission for gameplay is $1, $3 & $5 for titles which is a far cry from the $50, $60 & $70 prices of dedicated console gaming.
So, tell me why Sony had to turn to HTC? When they have their own line of mobile hardware portable game systems and Android Smartphones. No knock on HTC as they are a very capable manufacturer of high quality hardware.
i'll tell you what its about. It's about software licensing without the possible loss of hardware. Sony is HUGE about owning the rights to the media be it music, video or software just ask Geo...
Doesn't sway me HTC