Playstation Emulator for Android Developed
PSX4Droid is an interesting application for high-end Android phones that allows Playstation emulation to now be possible. It works almost flawlessly with the exception of minor stuttering issues here and there, along with a couple of sound problems – sometimes the music inexplicably slows down or speeds up for some reason.
If you can ignore these flaws the app looks pretty good, virtual buttons are used like in most other games for the phone but for those who dislike this control method (because of the button placement it’s quite easy to accidentally press the menu button for example) it also supports Wii remote compatibility.
Now here comes the legal stuff, my knowledge is fairly limited on the subject but as far as I know the emulator itself is perfectly legal and currently costs $6 (about £4) on the Android Market. However what you do with it from there most likely isn’t, seeing as the game ROMs (emulated games) are generally illegal. However, depending on which country you live in ROMs are allowed for backup purposes, so for example if you own an existing hard copy or paid for digital version of Metal Gear Solid would be allowed a backup version on you Android. It might be worth checking up on your country’s laws before going any further.
Of course if you’re reading this it likely means you’re interested in checking out exactly what the PSX4Droid has to offer regardless, but that little disclaimer is probably necessary all the same. I therefore can’t tell you that Rom Buddy is a good site to download from and AndroZip is also a good site to visit to get you started.