Android 14 offers support for PS5 DualSense Edge!


DualSense Edge

Sony recently launched the PS5 DualSense Edge controller featuring a lot of extras for players. If you’re into collecting PS5 accessories, then you will probably grab one. Or perhaps, if you want certain advantages in competitive games, the controller also gets you covered. The DualSense Edge Controller is basically Sony’s take on the Xbox Elite controller. It comes with swappable joysticks, back buttons, and other features. With the back buttons, you can customize certain actions. For instance, it’s possible to jump, aim and shoot at the same time on Fortnite. It’s a costlier accessory, and having it limited to the PS5 isn’t the best deal right? Thankfully, it will be possible to use it on Android devices with the Android 14 update.

So far, Android has always been offering support for controllers. Hence, Sony’s PS4 and PS5 controllers are all supported. With the launch of DualSense Edge, users discovered that the new device was not supported. Well, that is changing with Android 14.

PS5 DualSense Edge will get support with Android 14

As per the developer Mishaal Rahman, Android 14 brings new layout files for the DualSense Edge. It gives the OS, and phones with it, proper support for the premium controller. With the new Dev Preview, Android 14 will actually recognize each button press.

Worth noting that the device will also need a new hid-PlayStation kernel patch. This step is needed, after all, the controller has a different product ID. As a result, the current driver by Sony, present on Android, does not support the DualSense Edge. This is not a surprise, after all, Android usually needs to manually add support. When the DualSense arrived with PS5, proper support was needed, and that came with Android 12. Curiously, even the PS5 needed an update to properly support the Edge.

DualSense Edge Android 14 support

Of course, having support for it on Android 14 just expands the use scenario of your DualSense Edge. It’s not like anyone is buying the controller to play on a mobile. For that single purpose, there are plenty of controllers that will serve well. But if you happen to have one of these controllers, it’s good to know that you will no longer need a separate joystick to play on Android.

There is always a catch in all of this. Having support with Android 14 means that you’ll need Android 14. That may be a problem depending on your phone and the manufacturer. Android 14 Developer Preview is out for Pixel smartphones, and a stable release should come later this year. For non-Google smartphones, the wait will be much longer.

 

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