News of device copycat are not uncommon, but they are often negative. Today, we have news of a PlayStation Vita copycat device that runs on Android and has impressive capabilities and features. The Droid X360 is a Sony PlayStation Vita Knock-off in design and is being built by M.I.C. Gadgets. The device will run on Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and has one notable feature that the original PlayStation devices do not have – nine different built-in emulators for classic arcade games.
The classic games originate from various platforms including Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo 64, NEC/FC, Sony PlayStation, SEGA Mega Drive, SEGA Game Gear and SNES. It is a portable gaming device which, surprisingly, has not been released by any Chinese company yet. Besides the Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich OS and the nine emulators, the device also has other impressive features including a 1.5GHz processor (rumored to be dual core although this has not been confirmed), 5 inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 800 X 480 pixels, 8GB inbuilt memory and 512MB RAM.
The device will also feature a microSD card support of up to 32 GB, a mini USB port, an HDMI out port and a 2800 mAh battery to keep the device powered. The Droid X360 also has two in-built cameras which include a 2 MP on the rear and a 0.3 MP one on the front. There are also two analog stick on the device to play games that require them.
There are currently no news on the pricing of the Droid X360 or any news on whether Sony will try to slap a ban on the device. If features and expectations are anything to go by, this may just be one of the best Android gaming gadgets to come, we just have to wait and see as it is scheduled too be released sometime next month (August).