Science & Technology From the computer lab to the chemistry lab, or even the observatory, here's where we nerd out over all things science and technology!

Draconius GO
Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1    
Old February 14th, 2017 (10:13 PM). Edited February 14th, 2017 by Starlight Wind.
Starlight Wind's Avatar
Starlight Wind Starlight Wind is offline
Show Your Victory!
  • Crystal Tier
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Liberty Garden
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Nature: Modest
Posts: 8,457
Well, apparently, a new Sony smartphone has been spotted in GFXBench with the codename that looks familiar for us Pokémon fans: Pikachu, the most famous and iconic Pokémon among them all. And yeah, you're not seeing things regarding the codename department. Apparently the Pikachu smartphone will have 5 inch HD display, and it's powered by MediaTek MT6757 Helio P20 SoC with octa-core 2.3GHz processor in it. Oh, and it runs Android Nougat, too. Some may suspect that it's possibly the leaked Sony G3112, but we'll see what will unveil soon.

What do you think of this smartphone with peculiar and interesting codename in it?

Source
__________________
Currently on hiatus until December 18th.
Reply With Quote

Relevant Advertising!

  #2    
Old February 15th, 2017 (9:28 AM).
Blue's Avatar
Blue Blue is offline
problematic
  • Moderator
  • Platinum Tier
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: United Kingdom
Gender: Male
Nature: Relaxed
Posts: 20,309
perhaps it has something to do with pokémon go? idk, but it certainly sounds interesting!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3    
Old February 15th, 2017 (12:13 PM).
Mewtwolover's Avatar
Mewtwolover Mewtwolover is online now
Mewtwo worshiper
     
    Join Date: Jul 2007
    Location: Finland
    Age: 32
    Nature: Naughty
    Posts: 715
    I wonder how they got permission to use that codename because like you know, Sony competes against Nintendo on the console market.
    __________________
    Mewtwo X Espeon 4-ever!
    Reply With Quote
      #4    
    Old February 15th, 2017 (6:36 PM).
    Tsutarja's Avatar
    Tsutarja Tsutarja is offline
    • Moderator
    • Platinum Tier
    • PokéCommunity Daily
     
    Join Date: Mar 2010
    Location: Florida
    Age: 22
    Gender: Male
    Nature: Jolly
    Posts: 22,902
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Mewtwolover View Post
    I wonder how they got permission to use that codename because like you know, Sony competes against Nintendo on the console market.
    Sony could easily license usage of the name, which easily means $$$ for Nintendo.
    __________________
    Happy Holidays
    Reply With Quote
      #5    
    Old February 16th, 2017 (8:45 AM).
    Lucario's Avatar
    Lucario Lucario is offline
    Hardly active since 2017!
       
      Join Date: Feb 2016
      Location: Somewhere
      Gender: Male
      Posts: 808
      do you even need to licence a codename?
      __________________
      My Music | My Art
      Reply With Quote
        #6    
      Old February 16th, 2017 (2:42 PM).
      Tsutarja's Avatar
      Tsutarja Tsutarja is offline
      • Moderator
      • Platinum Tier
      • PokéCommunity Daily
       
      Join Date: Mar 2010
      Location: Florida
      Age: 22
      Gender: Male
      Nature: Jolly
      Posts: 22,902
      Quote:
      Originally Posted by Lucario View Post
      do you even need to licence a codename?
      When you want to use a copyrighted name on something you don't own, yes.
      __________________
      Happy Holidays
      Reply With Quote
        #7    
      Old February 17th, 2017 (3:46 AM).
      Lucario's Avatar
      Lucario Lucario is offline
      Hardly active since 2017!
         
        Join Date: Feb 2016
        Location: Somewhere
        Gender: Male
        Posts: 808
        Quote:
        Originally Posted by Tsutarja View Post
        When you want to use a copyrighted name on something you don't own, yes.
        but if it's a codename I'm assuming it's only going to be used internally and during development, so would they need a licence for that? Or is this one of copyright law's many grey areas?
        __________________
        My Music | My Art
        Reply With Quote
          #8    
        Old February 19th, 2017 (8:32 PM).
        Pinkie-Dawn's Avatar
        Pinkie-Dawn Pinkie-Dawn is offline
        Vampire Waifu
           
          Join Date: Dec 2012
          Location: California
          Age: 25
          Gender: Male
          Nature: Quirky
          Posts: 9,490
          Quote:
          Originally Posted by Mewtwolover View Post
          I wonder how they got permission to use that codename because like you know, Sony competes against Nintendo on the console market.
          The same way how Sony got permission to use DK for their movie Pixels.
          __________________
          Reply With Quote
          Reply

          Quick Reply

          Join the conversation!

          Create an account to post a reply in this thread, participate in other discussions, and more!

          Create a PokéCommunity Account

          Sponsored Links
          Thread Tools

          Posting Rules
          You may not post new threads
          You may not post replies
          You may not post attachments
          You may not edit your posts

          BB code is On
          Smilies are On
          [IMG] code is On
          HTML code is Off

          Forum Jump


          All times are GMT -8. The time now is 2:12 AM.