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PlayStation Handheld Leak Suggests Project Q Runs On Android

Sony's return to handheld gaming (kind of) could see it make use of an Android operating system.


Since it was first announced during the May PlayStation Showcase, Sony has kept details on its handheld streaming device Project Q tightly under wraps. Thanks to a recent leak, it looks like information on the operating system has leaked, and it looks like a basic version of Android is currently being used. This is likely still a work-in-progress OS, which will probably be upgraded to be more in line with the standard PS5 console experience.

In a video posted by Zuby Tech on Twitter (via Imgur), footage of Project Q's Android OS shows off the system's menu interface. The user in this video also provides a quick look at the rest of the handheld, and in a separate tweet by Zuby Tech, the internals of this device can be seen.

Not much else is known about Project Q right now, but shortly after it was first revealed, Game Awards host Geoff Keighley posted some information on the device. According to Keighley--but not verified by Sony yet--Project Q has an eight-inch 1080p HD LCD screen with a 60Hz refresh rate, three to four hours of battery life from a full charge, and a DualSense-inspired design that has light piping vertically across each grip.

Project Q will reportedly launch in November, and Sony says that more information will be revealed at a later date. Sony also has PlayStation earbuds on the way, and in December, the company will launch the PlayStation Access controller.

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