Gonna keep it short , no ics is a pain but I don't wan't a barely competent update so sony done the right thing.My problem is that sony has done fuck all with playstation pocket and still has the same 10.games since launch leaving people to.rely on andriod for gaming just a joke!
And really the play needed to be dual core 1.2ghz to have the tech to live up to what it should of been an inspirational gaming phone that made mobile gaming a feasible option, not merely a decent smartphone that is useful for basic emualators.
O DEAR, 25 Jul 2012what a sony troll ! fullmarks ! o dear ! have a nice play ! kids prefer games ? when not ge... moreA Sony troll ! Don't think so !
Kids prefer games = crap !
I am simply stating that the Play is a superb Android/gaming device...as long as you get it cheap enough. Just because they won't update the Play to ICS, does not mean it's the end of the world. The Play runs fine without it !
The Xperia Play would not really benefit from ICS. I had the Xperia Arc S which did not run as smooth on ICS as it did on GB, and that was overclocked to 1.5ghz.
ICS can also eat up more ram.
PRIDE, 24 Jul 2012Gone back to my xperia play after using some newer handsets like the galaxy note. Although I d... morethis phone is on sale EVERYWHERE!
no one s buying it any more and sony's losses have proven it. they're still releasing android 2.x.x gb phones when there are jellybean updates rolling @ other brands.
in these times, it's actually pretty stupid to buy a sony android unless you get it really cheap.
you know that they're crap.
they know they're selling crap phones.
Abandoned after paying a lot of money for a presumed state of the art phone.
A phone that was meant to change the way we see and play games on phones...
Sony abandoned this phone and still keeps releasing Gingerbread phones on the 2nd half of 2012 as if it were normal and promising future updates.
We too were promised future updates.
We too were promised new and better games thanks to ICS.
Sony is unworthy of our money, but still people keep trolling and fanboys keep saying maybe "next time" sony will tell the truth...
Avoid sony phones at all costs.
After I finish paying my contract, I'll be one of the many trying to sell my phone... and losing money on the process.
How can you still buy Gingerbread phones in August 2012 and believe they won't do the same as they did to Xperia Play owners?
How many more times will they trick and deceive consumers?
How longer will consumers keep trusting sony???
PRIDE, 24 Jul 2012Gone back to my xperia play after using some newer handsets like the galaxy note. Although I d... morewhat a sony troll ! fullmarks ! o dear ! have a nice play ! kids prefer games ? when not get a gamespad ? tell gsmarena how u get on ..dont forget ..
...athough, the only saving grace for the xperia play for the time being is the psx emulator (there is a really good one still on google play).
at least until playstation mobile comes to the play...
Gone back to my xperia play after using some newer handsets like the galaxy note. Although I do miss having ics, the play should not be overlooked even if it wont be getting ics. This is a great phone and the playstation controls are great if you are into games.
Better still you can pick this phone up for much less.
You can still get this in phones4u for about £170 unlocked ;)
we feel xperiaplay --badly let down by SONY should be closed chapter now ..so STOP TROLLERS ..GOOGLE has UPDATED UPGRADED with jellybeans 4.1.1 for modern performances EVEN NEXUS S-- older than XPERIAPLAY ..SONY excuses are pathetic ..and SONY has offered not even a word of sympathy to longstanding loyal customers like diret speak x 30yrs sony customer !.. technology keeps moving on despite corporate sleaze greed deceptions excuses ..thank the technicians and scientists and GOD DIVINE LIGHT ..
mr.tech, 23 Jul 2012chose XPERIA PLAY if available ./.. dual core dosen't mean best ... its just a additional core... moremr tech -- r u sony tout ? seems so .. we have a choice of several non sony handsets .. sony deceived loyal xplay customers ..amazing u self styled mr tech still touting xplay-abandoned by sony without any support !!!!
xpy, 21 Jul 2012why is it already no stocks in the market? and which is excelent xperia play or xperi... morechose XPERIA PLAY if available ./.. dual core dosen't mean best ... its just a additional core on the chipset to make it slightly faster ... and if gaming isn't u'r first priority u have choicess go for "U"
why is it already no stocks in the market?
and which is excelent xperia play or xperia u,tnx 4 d help in advnce
I just bought my XPlay and this is why. I can now play older games such as Crash Bandicoot or Tekken 3 with no problem of controls. I understand why is everyone upset about ICS, but there are web-sites that optimize games for XPlay. If you have Xplay Search those sites and it I hope it will serve you as a some-what consolation. Yes I also feel tricked, but the damage is done. After all you get, what you get.
Guys if you feel that you've been betrayed. Please stop complaining. I myself is sick and tired of my Arc not getting the ICS yet. We've got more than 7 major choices to choose from. Lets start of.
Bye Sony! There will be no next time.
Very Disappointed with Sony Ericsson company
The Touch Screen is very easy broken on the side of sceen
i was thinking of getting this one since it is a midrange priced phone for gaming. now, knowing that it wont get ICS. im thinking of getting htc instead...
DIRECT SPEAK, 17 Jul 2012XPERIA PLAY promises dishonoured by SONY .. seems now becoming epidemic of corporate false pro... moreMost of the Xplay buyers did so under false premises.
Sony broke their promise, lied and deceived their customers, selling a high-priced flagship as a phone with a future, guaranteeing, promising and assuring repeatedly this phone would get ICS.
Months after, it simply abandoned the phone, no ICS, no Gingerbread upgrades, not even a kernel or a GPU drivers' update.
As this shameful, despicable attitude went by without legal any punishment, other brands feel free to also betray their customers and follow sony's immoral (and illegal???) attitude.
The only way to stop this tide of lies is to boycott these deceitful companies and stop buying their products.
Sony's shameful attitude must not go unpunished.
To stop buying sony phones(or htc's, which have done the same) is easy, as there are plenty of other brands to choose from.
Just try to avoid another sony phone and tell you friends and relatives why.
Let them know what sony what they did.
How they behave after getting their customers' money.
Mouth-to-ear is also a method of education for customers worldwide.