If you’re not familiar with China’s bootleg market, it extends well past DVD copies of yet-to-be-released Hollywood films, stretching all the way into impressively functional mobile devices that steal content from every other gaming company in existence. One of the latest bootleg inventions does just that, adding Android 4.0 to a PS Vita, while emulating free (illegal) downloadable games from the Game Boy library to the Nintendo 64’s lineup.
Although it looks very much like a JinXing Digital V5200, this newfound gizmo called the “Droid X360” features a few innovations that would have Sony, Microsoft, Google, and Nintendo’s legal teams working overtime.
As shown in the video below, the Droid X360 uses the body of a PlayStation Vita to house a gaming system that runs Android Ice Cream Sandwich, in addition to emulators with various ROMs for the Nintendo 64, Sony PlayStation, Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Color, NES (Famicom), Super Nintnedo, Sega Mega Drive, and Sega Game Gear.
M.I.C. Gadget also lists the frighteningly high-tech specs behind the device, which is loaded with features that arguably stand up to the “real” things it’s mimicking:
The Droid X360 comes with Android 4.0.4 installed, a 1.5GHz processor (not sure if it’s a dual core), 512MB of RAM, 8GB of onboard storage, a 5-inch capacitive touchscreen display (800 x 480), HDMI-out, a microSD slot (support up to 32GB), a mini USB port, 2800 mAh battery, a rear 2-megapixel camera and a front 0.3-megapixel shooter. And it includes two analog sticks!
Unfortunately, it’s not exactly on sale right now through your black market dealer sites of choice, and good luck trying to track it down once it’s available to pre-order. For the time being, though, you can drool over the Droid X360 on M.I.C. Gadget’s Flickr set right over here or in the demo video below.