We now know that one of the focuses of Android 2.3 Gingerbread is, in fact, improved gaming. Whether it be smoother graphics performance or support for additional dedicated gaming buttons (hello, PlayStation Phone), Gingerbread will allow us to game better than ever on a mobile device. Now as people have been tearing apart the SDK they have seem to have found support for PlayStation buttons.

If you’re the curious type, you can head over to the Android Developers site and check out the “android.view.KeyEvent” and can see the following input keys: A, B, C, L1, L2, Mode, R1, R2, Select, Start, ThumbL, ThumbR, X, Y, and Z.

Only time will tell just how impressive gaming is on Android 2.3 Gingerbread but with a PlayStation phone on its way, we couldn’t expect anything less that impressive.


  1. Jeeze…. Now, everyone can see how delusional some people can be. You can clearly see he has never played a ps1, ps2 or ps3. Because probably in his mind he only knows LB, LT, RB, and RT. Fanboy.

  2. Still unclear how those buttons alone lead to the conclusion of PS button. As Those buttons are now a day some what standard.

    If we see additional buttons such as triangle, square, circle, and cross, then yes at that point I believe it is more specific to PSP.

  3. A more accurate title for this post article would have been “Support for Gaming Keys found in Android 2.3 SDK”. After all, any good developer knows to keep such things generic at this level.


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