> > > for example, developers aren't permitted to touch the second cpu,
> > > there is no such restriction on the open source side.
> > I don't understand... why would Sony do something that would (seemingly)
> > their product? Is there some severe downside to using this second CPU that
> > wants to avoid, or is it something more sinister, like intentionally crippling
> > 3rd party games so that Sony's own games sell better or something?
> Might be something as innocent as they know they'll get a new/faster/cheaper
> processor soon, and they're just using this at the moment as a back up. When
> they get a new single processor that that's faster cheaper, they can swap that
> round for minimal effort, if people are coding to the metal assuming there's
> always going to be a 2nd cpu it's going to mess up their compatibility.
> Not a bad idea really, keeps things upgradable internally.
I think it's simply a matter of it sucking batteries, which won't be a problem as bigger batts are released. As it is, it only gets 6-7 hrs from a charge running UMDs.
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