Controlling Your Sony PS3 With An Android Device

The Sony PlayStation 3 is one of the most popular games consoles in the world, those that don’t have one want one and those that have one wouldn’t be without it (unless you are an Xbox sort of person).

If you couple that with the fact that Android has now become the leader in terms of market share for smartphones and you have a winning combination right? We have been reading a report over at by Quentyn Kennemer about an application that that is making its way through the XDA Forums called BlueputDroid which is now in a beta stage.

Kennemer explains that using the application allows you to hook your Android smartphone up to your Sony PS3 and use it as an input device. Of course, not all Android devices are supported but remember this is only in the beta stages so that can change. If you check out the videos at the bottom of the article, they show a device using the screen as a trackpad to control the cursor on the PS3 and the keyboard being used to input text.

If you want to find out if your Android device is compatible with BlueputDroid then head over to the XDA Developers Forum where beserker_devel has compiled a list. There are also instructions within the article that tell you how to go about it.

What do you think of being able to control your PS3 with your Android device? Talk to us in the comments section below.