While Sony is expected to launch a PlayStation phone soon that will be able to download and play mobile games, the company hasn’t actually made any official announcements yet. What the company did announce today though, is that an official PlayStation app will soon be available for Android and iOS. Unfortunately it’s not as exciting as you might think: You won’t be able to play games using the app.

Instead, the PlayStation app will link to your PlayStation Network account, allowing you to view trophies and see your friends status. I suppose it could come in handy if you want to see if your buddy is online before powering up your console to join him in a game.

The PlayStation app will also offer news about PS2, PS3, and PSP games and hardware.

The app will be available soon for Android 1.6 and up and iPhones or iPods touch running iOS 4.0 and up. At launch, it will be available in France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and the UK>

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...