Sony released an update to their PlayStation App, a companion to their PlayStation gaming consoles. With the update, Sony added a new feature called “Live from PlayStation” which gives users the ability to stream live content to their mobile devices. Instead of building in live video streaming directly into the app, Sony opted instead to use providers like Twich.tv and Ustream.
Sony is looking past its nose into the future of entertainment, and is seeing a 3D generation. At E3 today the electronics giant unveiled release dates and pricing for the PlayStation Move motion controller as well as software push into the third dimension. Sony also announced a premium, not free, version of the PlayStation Network.
Recently, Sony came out with yet another Xperia smartphone - the sony xperia. This is a PlayStation certified device, which means that it has access to some PlayStation games. The smartphone has been projected as an entertainment device by Sony, emphasizing its music/video playback, faster processor and gaming capabilities.
Now that Sony is full speed ahead with items like its Playstation Mobile, what else is there for Sony to do? Acquire another gaming giant to bring more and more titles to a broad window of gamers of course. It was recently announced Sony absorbed Gaikai into its gaming family and it’s now speculated that we’re about effects of the new union.
You can't win them all, as the saying goes, and that apparently includes Linux fans. To wit: Despite the best hopes of many of us in the community, the man suing Sony over the removal of the "other OS" feature from its PS3 has apparently lost his case.
Lately Sony has been very “developer friendly” with their Android devices such as the Xperia Z, and that trend won’t stop as Sony recently fully opened up their SmartWatch platform to all developers. Per Sony:
We are now taking the next step to open up SmartWatch.
I know that many of you guys already heard the last week's rumors (more or less) about Sony dropping the support for Linux-based operating systems, by removing the "Other OS" option from XMB (XrossMediaBar) in its PlayStation 3 gaming console. As announced on the PlayStation official blog, this was supposed to happen with the next firmware update...