Sony have failed to deliver what had been repeatedly advertised.
ICS upgrade was seen by Sony as a strong selling point.
That is why they always announced the peria lineup would get ICS.
That was a clever marketing campaign: advertising today's phones as fully upgradable and compatible with the next OS.
Did that work?
Apparently, it did.
Was that true?
What did Sony do when the time fot upgrading arrive?
They simply went back on the given word with a lame excuse and no compensation/alternative plan whatsoever.
Are customers supposed to "forgive and forget" the repeated lying and deceival?
Let's hope they're not just conformist sheep.
No use sony's fanboys and servants keep intoxicating forums and discussion boards everywhere.
The truth is plain to see.
direct speak, 26 Jun 2012hfs- dude !!! u say u r japnese.. this is united kingdom ..in uk honesty is very valuable ..y... moreLOL- I cant believe youre having a go at him for saying dude, like nobody says dude no more...
Stop all this rubbish about ICS, if you want it, get the ROM and stop whining, its not released for Xplay for a reason, do you want your games to run properly? or just never open your gamepad again?
ICS was NOT reflected in the price, as I got this at launch price and ICS was barely spoken about at that point, and most deffinately nothing about it for the Xperia play. The price was because it is a one of a kind phone
Guys we're not talking about our nationality here. We are all consumers.
Whether we like it or not, its a scheme. Only SonyEricsson (Sony) has the patent for making PSP like phones. Admit it, if you're a fanboy and desperately need this type of product, you will oblige yourself to buy the new version that supports ICS if it comes next time around (as I thought i would).
You have the choice!
The Power is Yours!
- Peace - :-)
"The truth behind the XPlay not getting ICS:
It's not impossible to port ICS on the XPlay device, as the cost of doing that would be very high and the profit/sales increase non-existant, or very little."
That is so true!
Major companies desert and abandon customers whenever the money is in and that is shameful.
No european laws protect customers from abusive companies.
This is not the worst case, but it is typical:
release an innovative phone - publicise it as future-proof and then... if it doesn't sell well... just drop it.
ICS could function as well with the gamepad as Gingerbread. Lower specs phones have been upgraded, so the big issue here is:
Is Sony willing to make the effort to keep its promise (and not because there is still big money in it)?
Unfortunately, the answer is obvious: No. It siimply doesn't care enough.
Like any lazy kis it just stated "Too much trouble. Won't work."
And gullible customers, fanboys and employees repeat the key sentence as a mindless herd.
A precedent has been created.
Don't forget that if we just say 'yes', the excuse will be accepted every time it is used:
"It won't work with your hardware."
*Meaning: "Come buy us a new phone!"
Companies who recur to such schemes should be lawfully punished.
hfs, 26 Jun 2012Dude,don't hate to much to sony infact myself use xplay also feel disappointed but sony do tha... morehfs- dude !!! u say u r japnese.. this is united kingdom ..in uk honesty is very valuable ..you and sony must learn that honesty ..so stop defending the undefendable sony betrayal of loyal customers .. and we dont call anybody dude in uk as you hfs have done .. this forum is for informed discussions ..we feel sony must redeem itself as major world corp by honouring sony promises ..sony must offer its xperia play loyal customers goodwill gestures ..our first digital mobile was sony cdx 20+yrs ago ..still working .
direct speak , 26 Jun 2012hfs.. sony or any other maker must not make false promises to inflate selling prices ..thats ... moreDude,don't hate to much to sony infact myself use xplay also feel disappointed but sony do that because they have reason,actually sony alrealdy build ICS for xplay but they stuck at developer decision,if they release ICS for xplay the hardware Gamepad will be useless
sory for bad english im japanese
iam, 26 Jun 2012The truth behind the XPlay not getting ICS: It's not impossible to port ICS on the XPlay de... moreplease can u elaborate it.. actually m not that much tech. so m unable to understand about the prob. u r talking abt...plz , its request.
hfs, 26 Jun 2012Seems like you copy from another gsmarena window article,that is problem why lumia win7 can't ... morehfs.. sony or any other maker must not make false promises to inflate selling prices ..thats simply fraud ..in case of genuine problems -- sony etc must be open and apologise to loyal customers .. sony etc must never be arrogant uncaring or frauds fony ..thats the issue .. and sony are expected to be honest ..sony has set bad precedence for other bad corps to follow ..getting away with bad service lies deceptions overclaims overcharging .. sony must be good sony always --leader upfront ..sadly sony have let down loyal customers like us of 30yrs standing .. still time for sony to make amends with customers ..
iam, 26 Jun 2012The truth behind the XPlay not getting ICS: It's not impossible to port ICS on the XPlay de... moreSeems like you copy from another gsmarena window article,that is problem why lumia win7 can't upgrade to win8,here we talk about android
The truth behind the XPlay not getting ICS:
It's not impossible to port ICS on the XPlay device, as the cost of doing that would be very high and the profit/sales increase non-existant, or very little.
Ota, 25 Jun 2012The decision to cancel the ICS update was made so that the Xperia PLAY's compatibility and per... moreSony?
All smoke and mirrors!
"Smoke and mirrors" is a metaphor for a deceptive, fraudulent or insubstantial explanation or description.
More generally, "smoke and mirrors" may refer to any sort of presentation by which the audience or customer is intended to be deceived, such as an attempt to fool a prospective client into thinking that one has capabilities necessary to deliver a product in question.
You have been nominee as "Employee of the Month".
SE has made us pay for something it always promised and failed to deliver.
As you seem to be grateful for bing lied to, you may refund all deceived customers in the name of sony ehich (I hope) has paid you to propagate a "taped speech" such as yours.
Be thankful for what you've (haven't) got: You've deserved it!
Are these trolls for real?
Can anyone be thankful for being lied to, deceived and ill-treated?
Go back to sony with these pseudo-posts praising a company for having lied to their customers.
Happy for being deceived and lied to?
Sony is currently being boycotted by many consumers.
Not buying Sony's products is the most effective action we can take and the trolling of employees praising sony for having lied and deceived their customers won't change the truth.
The fact remains that customers were taken advantage of and have paid for something that was always announced/advertised as being part of the deal.
Can any serious, sensible, honest customer be happy for being lied to?
How will the (for now) unaffected ones feel when it happens to them?
Can't you see the precedent sony have tried to silently create/impose here?
At the end of the day, xplay owners will be left with an outdated phone, which won't receive updates and will be less valuable in any market and by any standards, simply because sony didn't bother.
For large companies it is way too easy not to bother with the given word.
For individual consumers, with no appropriate legislation to force manufacturers to refund their losses, boycotting ill-practises and dishonest companies remains the easiest - and potentially - most efective attitude.
Anonymous, 20 Jun 2012no ICS for play is just plain stupid..The decision to cancel the ICS update was made so that the Xperia PLAY's compatibility and performance would be saved in favour of a buggy, slow ICS update.
Anonymous, 29 May 2012i'd be curious to know how many people in the US bought the play because of the ics promise? ... moreAnd you're stuck for 24 months with the absolute best phone for gaming there is. One that's unique and fresh. Poor you.
Seriously, ICS doesn't even matter, just stop with this update crap and enjoy this amazing phone.
kitz, 08 Jun 2012Yes indeed, ICS upgrade is reflected on the PRICE of XPlay upon purchase. Its an option for cu... moreSo... You know it's going to screw up your PLAY... but you still want the update. Right.
Xperia Play a bad idea? No, Xperia Play is one of the most unique phones and works perfectly the way it's supposed to. It was a great idea and one that I pray will live on for a long time.
........., 14 Jun 2012Some people bought XPLAY for ICS. Isn't that clear enough? Can anybody answer?
Ah... so yo... morePeople bought Xperia Play for ICS? Really?
I'm going to go buy a new Windows PC just for the new Service Packs. Makes sense.
People who bought this phone SHOULD have bought it for it's uniqueness and video gaming finesse, both of which it STILL offers in spades. If you care so much about a system update instead of a great gaming experience, then go and buy an S II or some other generic slab.