Happy birthday iPad! Launched on January 27, 2010, it’s hard to believe that a year has passed since the launch of this iconic device. More importantly it is hard to conceive of a world without it. Very possible that if it not for the iPad there wouldn’t be a PlayBook and a Galaxy Tab and a Xoom.
So while we wait impatiently for the replacement to make its debut lets head on over to after the jump and scroll down memory lane to see how much the iPad has completely revolutionised the tablet computing world.
Now that the pleasantries are over and done with, when are you going to whip out the iPad 2, Apple?
The big news today is the launch of the Next Generation Portable or what all of us will be referring to as the PlayStation Portable 2. Still no news on the PlayStation phone or what will most probably be called the SonyEricsson Xperia Play but there is definitely something going on with Sony and Android.
At the launch PSP2/ NGP today, Sony also announced the “Playstation Suite”, a new cross-device game platform that will bring PlayStation games to Android device.
Slated to launch by the end of this year, the PlayStation Suite will have the potential to grow the PlayStation franchise beyond the realm bespoke devices developed by Sony. With the platform, almost overnight, Sony and its PlayStation game developers will have access to millions of customers who are not necessarily looking at getting a PlayStation device but who don’t mind having fun playing PlayStation games.
This is something huge.
Via the suite (which is also accessible from the PSP2 aka. NGP), Android users will be able to buy a host of “PlayStation Certified” games. The certification ensures that the games that go on the Suite are licensed, tested and are of a certain quality before being pushed out to the store. But currently only PlayStation 1 games will be playable on Android devices.
So with Sony having shown so much interest in the Android platform, the only thing left now is to see how their vision of a portable gaming device that is also a smart phone pans out. We so want it to be awesome!