Exophase reveals his Nintendo DS emulator for ARM, called DraStic!

Over on the Pandora boards today, Exophase (the man behind gpSP) has revealed that he’s been working on a Nintendo DS emulator for ARM machines, specifically the Pandora handheld. He’s uploaded a teaser video of the emulator, called DraStic, in action for us and says that he hopes to have a release available for download …

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A New Wave Of Pocketable Android PMPs Is About To Break…

Not strictly on topic, this, but as it fits the criteria of being both obscure and handheld and capable of playing games (if you can stand the lack of physical controls) then I’m going to crow bar it into this blog anyway. So there.

Chinese Android tablets are nothing new, but a Chinese Android ‘tablet’ that fits in your pocket with ease and is able to comfortably run the demands of Android 2.3 is thus far unheard of. Step in RockChip. Their RK2918 SoC is based on a Cortex A8 CPU running at 1.0 – 1.2 Ghz (This might be another marketing fib whereby the clock speed is added to the GPU clock speed, but who knows right?). It’s been implemented, coupled with up to 512MB of DDR3 RAM in a few 7″+ tablets in the past month or so and looks to be the first RockChip that can really run Android at an acceptable pace. RockChip have always had a decent implementation of Android available for their SoCs but ┬álacklustre processors were always a bit of a hindrance. Until now…

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