I can remember a time when emulators for the likes of Playstation and N64 were unrealistic even for a desktop machine, but thanks to rapid advancements in technology and guys like ZodTTD, having a Playstation in your pocket no longer means purchasing a PSP. In fact, Zod has already created iPhone-friendly emulators for SNES, Genesis, N64, and Playstation, and now he wants to share the love with the Android community.
With the help of the author of NESoid, Zod has been developing an Android variant of his Playstation emulator. A build was recently previewed using the GameBoid interface, and while it ran a bit sluggish, some performance improvements should make their way into the final build. When that build is released is really at the whim of the developer.
Just because ZodTTD is able to shrink down the Playstation into a tiny, mobile package, that isn’t to say you won’t need a pretty powerful handset to have this emulator running smoothly. You’re going to need something along the lines of a phone with a Cortex A8 or Snapdragon processor running Android 2.0 or higher to really get the most out of it. I like the Playstation enough, but I’ll be more excited once Zod gets to work on N64 for Android, a project he plans on tackling next.