Sony has announced that it is bringing its PlayStation platform experience on iPhone and Android via apps.
Sony said on its PlayStation. Blog that it will launch an official PlayStation app in the near future. The app will be available for iPhone and iPod and for all Android devices that sport Android 1.6 version and above.
Rumors of a Sony Android-based PlayStation smartphone have been doing rounds since August and a prototype of the Sony PlayStation phone that runs on Android 3.0 juice had surfaced in October. Engadget had reported that the anticipated PSP phone will be powered by 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8655 chip. It also sports 512MB RAM and has a screen size of 3.7 to 4.1 inches.
However, it seems Sony is prepping the largest smartphone base - iPhone and Android users - for PlayStation experience on a phone prior to the launch of its PSP phone.
The blog reports that first version (1.0) will be available in UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Netherlands. However, the first version of the app will allow users to check PlayStation Network Trophies as well as friend's status games and online status. It also allows one to discover the latest games and new PlayStation hardware. It allows access to PlayStation Blog and enables users to share product features through Facebook and Twitter.
A lot more features are planned for the app but the current lineup actually does not allow users to play actual games. It appears more to be an advertising app rather than a game app.