Adding more credence to that whole “Android on a PlayStation Phone” rumour, Sony are currently looking for a senior server engineer with “experience in mobile development, specifically Android.” The successful candidate should also have “knowledge/experience of online gaming.”
Rumours of Sony (with or without mobile partner Ericsson) launching a PSN enabled mobile device have been rife for months now. Whatever comes of this, it does appear Sony and Android is a combination we’ll be seeing some sort of manifestation of in the near future.
We should state, however, that, like a crafty ninja, Sony have since updated the job posting removing all mention of Google’s mobile OS. Was something let slip accidentally, perhaps? Or are we simply reading too much into the (now deleted) mention of Android in the first place?
Finally, how this all relates to the real-but-unconfirmed PSP2 is also something we’re looking forward to unravelling.
Source: PlayStation jobs (Thanks Eoin)