Sony’s looking to hire a senior developer to join their PlayStation team, and you already know which rumor we’re about to entertain. While the list of qualifications and experience needed is lengthy, one line stands out from the rest: “experience in mobile development, specifically Android is a plus.” Hmmm… so you’re looking for someone who has a mind for mobile development, specifically with Android experience. A supposed PSP Phone is mobile, is it not? It’s also rumored to be Android-powered. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, though, because Sony could just be wanting to make an Android app surrounding their gaming experience. I have reason to believe that may not be the case, though.
First of all, why wouldn’t Sony be looking for an iOS developer concurrently? It’s not uncommon now to see big names head to the Android market first before Google’s major competitor, but it’s something to think about. I’ve searched their jobs site looking for any mention of the words “iPhone,” “iOS,” and “iPad” and I came up empty-handed. You might argue “they might already have an iPhone developer,” and you’d have a damn good argument.
But then we look at the location of the job: Soho, London. If we know that Sony Ericsson’s headquarters are in Hammersmith, London and we know that Sony has several SCE – ie, video games – stations throughout the UK, then one might assume that they’ll be bringing someone into that area to work on the rumored PSP Phone that Sony has yet to officially deny. (This scenario would be backed up by the fact that one of Sony Computer Entertainment’s European Research and Development locations are located smack dab in the middle of SoHo and is reachable from Hammersmith – Sony Ericsson’s home – in less than a half of an hour via automobile.) Location can always tell a big story, and I think this time it’s telling us to keep on expecting what we’ve been expecting.
So now we wait, and to pass the time I’ll ask you guys: do you think this is the first true indication of a PSP Phone coming to light? If not, what do you think they have up their sleeves beside the obvious assumption of it being a PlayStation-centric Android app? [Droid Gamers]
Fuente: Android Phone Fans