Introducing The Droid X360 – Look A Bit Familiar?
It’s nothing new when we see a blatant rip-off gaming device originating from China, but the Droid X360 takes this one a little further than anyone would’ve expected – and I bet Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo and Motorola definitely would not be happy with its obvious plagiarism.
Running Android 4.0, this handheld from Long Xun Software (with a name clearly inspired by Motorola and Microsoft) basically looks amazingly like a cheap re-construction of a PlayStation Vita, with a few visible alterations, but the insides of this device are basically akin to that of any modern smartphone. Within, you’ll find a 1.5GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, and a nifty 8GB of internal storage (a one-up on the Vita, I suppose). Outside, it renders a 5-inch 800 x 480 display screen, a front-facing as well as a 2-mega pixel rear-facing camera (another one-up on the Vita), as well as the regular two analogue sticks with one control pad and one D-pad seemingly “borrowed” from trademark Nintendo handhelds. Of course, it doesn’t have a rear touchpad as the Vita sports – instead, you’ll find a bright green Android logo.
But it seems the most interesting fact about the Droid X360 is how it comes pre-loaded with a multitude of emulators built in – eight, to be exact. These include the SNES, NES/FC, Nintendo 64, PSOne (cough cough, Sony), GameBoy Advance, GameBoy Color, SEGA Mega Drive/Genesis and SEGA GameGear. From this, it’s quite evident that the Droid X360 is every hardware manufacturer’s worst nightmare. But you’ve got to admit, it is pretty cool…
Still, it’s not advisable that you import one of these from China as much as you may really want to – I mean, really, it makes use of multiple illegal emulators and it’s a blatant knock-off of so many trademarks. You can bet that a barrage of lawyers will soon come stampeding across the nation ready to wallop a great big lawsuit on to the manufacturers at Long Xun Software.