Konami code FTW

In a bit of awesome news, the android.view.KeyEvent class (that's geek speak for keyboard controls in the code) in Android 2.3 has been updated to include support for what looks like Playstation phone controls.  Included are new fields for buttons named A,B,C, L1, L2, R1, R2, select, start, X, Y, and Z.  All I can say, is Konami Code lockscreen password FTW. [Android Developers] Thanks, Nick!

 
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HTCSense says:

But isnt Playstation triangle, square, cross and circle?

But I will be truely happy if Playstation is a platform for Android as a whole rather than exclusive to SE phones (Knowing Sony, it's highly unlikely)

CyberThreat says:

yeah, that was my first thought when I saw this in the Android documentation. However, they could be mapped to anything (similar to the way the PS3/PSP titles let you custom map controls). What made it newsworthy to me was L1, L2, R1, R2, select, start, and I think there is also left thumb and right thumb inputs (made me think maybe similar ot L3, R3)

Of note, the Logitech Revue keyboard, the numbers 5 thru 8 have symbols around the letters that are FN control;
5=A=Triangle
6=b=Square
7=c=Circle
8=d=Diamond
These are the symbols that match upon my cable remote, but seem that they could easily double for the symbols on a playstation as well.

bigbuss786 says:

awesome, they should have an optional touch screen layout for the playstation controls so people can still play if they dont have a psp phone.

those of you who are crying about no sd slot, look up google cloud picker. its googles sky drive essentially, i think that may be why

CyberThreat says:

Glad you used my tip! I thought it was pretty cool.
I quickly went through all of the changed classes and that was the only one, besides the announced features, that seemed to stand out!

Technically, webOS beat you to the punch.

But that would be pretty awesome just the same. Button-combo unlock.

DC TGN says:

nice. the code for extra lives on contra....

bduschel says:

lol I played that religiously. Just caught the code myself.

ilongbored says:

So wait, did Sony come out with a Playstation phone before multi-touch screens?

DubA says:

Another B,A then select before start and we can roll through Contra!

derickso says:

1 minute shy on the same comment..

hotkoko says:

a b c are NOT PS button controls

newtronco says:

They sound like xbox buttons...

sookster54 says:

Konami code? :)

msgnyc says:

only resemblance to PS buttons is L and R1/2
A B C X Y Z are Genesis buttons. ;)

SniperFery says:

Looks more like nintendo ds type of control

tomslick42 says:

A B C / X Y Z - they are also XBox buttons (but not any Sony buttons)

codybear says:

Konami Code FTW!

YOU'RE ALL WRONG. Dance Dance Revolution ftw.

YOU'RE ALL WRONG. Dance Dance Revolution ftw.