Droid X360: when a split personality is awesome

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Meet one of the most audacious pieces of kit we've seen — the Droid X360, a PlayStation Vita knock-off named very closely to the Xbox 360, running on Android and packaged with Nintendo and Sega emulators.

(Credit: Shanzhaiben)

We're not sure how this is allowed.

Lon Xun Software in China announced the new handheld console, the Droid X360, Which boasts a form factor that looks exactly like the PlayStation Vita and has a name that's suspiciously close to the Xbox 360. The console runs on Android 4.04 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and has nine emulators built in, according to Chinese publication Shanzhaiben (Google Translate).

On it, you can play games from the Nintendo 64, Nintendo Game Boy Advance and Game Boy Color, Super NES, Sony PlayStation 1, Sega Mega Drive and Sega Game Gear.

Unlike the Vita, the back doesn't sport a touch panel.
(Credit: Shanzhaiben)

Specs include a five-inch 800x480p capacitive touchscreen, an A10 1.5GHz processor, 512M RAM, 8GB onboard storage, plus a MicroSD expansion slot up to 32GB, mini USB, HDMI out, a 0.3-megapixel camera on the front and a 2-megapixel camera on the back, microphone and audio out and a 2800mAh battery.

Knock-off or not, it looks like a really feature-packed gadget. Alas, pricing and availability doesn't seem to be available at this time. We suspect there would be some legal issues, anyway.

Check it out in action in the video below.



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NevilleB posted a comment   

I hear that this game controller is not good for larger games. Is it really? After seeing the droid x360 tablet playing games, I found it's more like Game controller also tablet PC. And android OS will be more suitable for this machine http://goo.gl/A3JZP, then people can download all kinds of android games free.

 

NevilleB posted a comment   

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NevilleB posted a comment   

after seeing the droid x360 tablet playing games, I found it's more like Game controller also tablet PC. And android OS will be more suitable for this machine, then people can download all kinds of android games free.

 

tabboo posted a comment   
Australia

realistically, no company can take them to court. first of all, emulators are legal, BUT the ROMS the user puts on them is illegal. second, android is open-source, meaning google is out. the design does come from the PSvita, but without the back touchscreen, they should be fine, and the name is not close enough to xbox 360 for any court to proscecute them. would love to see this in Australia, assuming price isnt too high

 

ZoranZ1 posted a comment   

Want! Love the trolling, people mention to start a fight :p

 

CurnsyC posted a comment   

should be fine......just as long as it doesnt mention anything about apple then lawsuits would be a minimum

 

AlexV1 posted a comment   
Australia

You'll find if this was released at a reasonable price I think it would sell quite well across Aus and the US..... If they were able to avoid a lawsuit




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