Sony Tablet S and Dual Shock Controller Support

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    Sony has announced that their Tablet S, powered by Android, now supports the PS3 Dual Shock controller. The set-up program requires users to link the controller using a USB connector, but once it is synced the controller will function wirelessly. This begs the question, will a similar tool be released by accomplished Android programmers? Chime in and let us know your thoughts.



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    Cool. I might be able to play these emulators with actual buttons now.
     
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    so we got a wireless device playing with a wireless joystick. dont play in the public.
     
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    There's already one, actually. Well, for the most part, requires use of a computer. https://market.android.com/details?id=com.dancingpixelstudios.sixaxiscontroller&hl=en
     
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    I remember reading about this awhile ago. Google planned for ICS (ice cream sandwich) to have native support for PS3 controllers. Part of the deal with Sony was for Sony tabs to get the support first and other tablets to fallow later when ICS was released. Various delays put the support on hold sadly.
     
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    umm, awkward playing a tablet with a wireless controller when you can have way better and less weird experience witha PSvita, if you are a sony thingy.
     
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    One small step for wireless controllers for Android, one giant leap for getting the same treatment on PC.

    If only I had a third hand to hold the tablet at the same time.
     
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    That picture is of a PS2 controller... Just sayin.
     
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    you can use a dual shock 3 on android tablets but it requires root. i use the wiimote app and use the classic controller instead. (no root required)
     
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    the sixaxis program thats available does work fine on most android stuff, but it does not work with everything. it all depends on the bluetooth within the phones OS. my stock rom on my captivate did not work with it, but my cm7 2.3.7 rom works fine.

    i see why this would be better as it would be native support, for now it seems it just translates controller presses to keyboard presses.
     
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    I've played Super Metroid on my Milestone last year with a Wiimote. Yeah. It's nice to see the big corporations trying to provide decent gaming controllers for these new "gaming plataforms". It's just that a portable device with a separate wireless controller is quite uncomfortable...
     
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    It woulod be nice to play games like NFS shift on tablets or smartphones using Sony's DuSh controller.
     
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    That's a nice feature; not really a necessary one, but I guess it's nice that they're offering it at all.
     
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    I don't think this will ever happen to other android tablets.

    Afterall, Tablet S is PS Certified.
     
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    Exactly. Only real advantage here depends on what controllers you have lying around.

    If you have a Wiimote already, buy a classic controller and you're good to go. If you have a PS3 controller and a Wiimote, stick with the sixaxis. Neither? Get the sixaxis, it's cheaper than buying a wiimote and a classic controller.

    Can't root? Get the Wiimote.
    Have an HTC Phone? You might be screwed in both cases. Try the Sixaxis, but I can guarantee that the Wiimote app doesn't work with HTC Sense. Root, switch to an AOSP ROM.
     
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    You really think that will make a difference?
     
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    Now we just need something to put the tablet upon. Portable BIG console anyone?
     

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