cgvrrg, 27 May 2012lets say u hav new car,ur car maker offers n promises u to install its latest model engines n ... moreGeez dude,too upset?look im using NEO V with ICS right now and well to be honest,it sucks,i want to get back to GB immediately.
Example,when you get the update and you notice a Slight lag,you guys start complaining like theres no tommorow. "why isnt this game compatible bla bla bla" "why isnt that app compatible" "lags in browser" "why is there better drain" and you start blaming SONY (again and again and again).Sony has done their best,if you dont apperciate what they have done,then well....theres really no tommorow for you.
Consumers were deceived.
A large multinational company has lied and an announced promise has been broken.
It's up to us, consumers to say: "Enough!"
Let's stop buying from them.
It's the only way to hit where it hurts them: In their sales revenues and stock market value.
No company deserves to make profit out of disrespecting customers.
Contrarily to ALL that had been announced, the Xplay will NOT get ICS update.
That actually reveals how UNimportant customers are to large companies.
No feedback to customers' output:
NO 3G Video Calls;
NO FM Radio;
No camera improvements (as were made to other Xperia phones)
(List may continue).
Sony has actually lied and deceived all those who bought the phone based on the announced premise that it would be "upgradeable".
Maybe, we are also guilty of buying more and more (often) phones that are not that different... but are more and more expensive.
Unless we stop financing these companies with our purchases, their web of deceival won't finish.
They'll just keep us coming back for more...
Anonymous, 25 May 2012I personally wouldn't want the Xperia Play to be upgraded to ICS. I am a Xperia Ray user, and ... moreANONYMOUS --on whose side r u ? u seem to be sony tout reading ur various excuses on behalf of sony .. ur comments conflict with your earlier comments on this site ...
SONY has let its loyal customers badly down by sony uncaring arrogances .. ics or no ics is not the issue .. sony arrogances lies deceipts upset many ..
sony sly !! can there be open accountability of handsets makers and service providers with legal sanctions by some govt monitoring body -- telecom ombudsman -so that customers are not abused by powerful corps ??can gsmarena help -please .. sony must required to prove its technical excuses//reasons and not merely make sly statements !!! gsmarena must demand sony produce tech excuses.reasons for scrutiny .. .
Anonymous, 26 May 2012Please,give some credit to sony engineering team that have been working hard,it isnt easy to m... morelets say u hav new car,ur car maker offers n promises u to install its latest model engines n internal parts from its high end cars..
u can wait for your car to b upgraded n u tell ur frens that (assume that) ur old ferrari f350 hav its engine replaced with latest ferrari spider
after 2-3 months,that car maker came to u n say that your car cant b upgraded because of low 'hardware' specs.
how do u feel?what r u going to tell ur frens?
this is just an analogy,dont take seriously esp ridiculous quotes like 'spiders engine cant install t f350,where do u learn it?'
its just an analogy to show to u how disappoint r play users now.
now lets hope our brilliant xda devs can port arc s official ics rom to play plus fixed ps stuff,optimised for play.
we dont have to hope to sony,xda devs r far better.
Has anyone notice that the device will be much slower if he gets ICS?!?
Aren't you all being a bit paranoid about get ICS and not even knowing why you want it?
I don't use the play, I use an Arc, I got at least 4 updates so far and all were great so I cannot accuse Sony of having bad support for costumers.
And I can assure you one thing, if I even suspect my Arc will get slower or with less stand by time, I will not do the upgrade for ICS when it comes.
It all resumes to 2 things, is the handset ok with gingerbread? Yes it is, Will it get better with ICS? If not, let it be.
Don't need a new OS version just because someone tells me I need so.
ps vita os ported to play.
or 2.3.7 value pack for play.
sony if u read this,remember dont simply promise..
feels like my friends which own mini pro,live,ray..their phone will b much better with ics than my xpensive brick of gingerbread play
either both addon should b available before play owners demoralized n cursing u from back,sony.
a failure on communications development will b rememberd.
Sony is too blame from the first place why create such phone for pure gaming with such low hardware..
GOVT must hold likes of sony and networks to account for helpless consumers ..
AnonD-27960, 26 May 2012According to official blog... In regards to Xperia PLAY, after extensive in house testing w... morexperia -ray- why u r self appointed sony tout ?? cant u read comments critical of sony mannerisms --lies deceipts !!!!! r sony paying u and DONOT get shirty read my comments with open eyes open minds ..
xperia play had been clearly advertised since launch 2011 until 24hrs ago by sony ericsson--sony -- and networks --for planned update to ics ..sony mobile publically told lies when sony mobile gave timeline for xperia play update to ics june 2012 . ¬!! this is true example of handsets makers and networks lies deceipts again and again and again against helpless customers !!!
we have lived with lies deceipts of networks and handsets makers in false overclaims time after time .. only look at comments columns .. xperia play ics update or not doesnot matter .. sony must have ethics and be honest as indeed other companies involved in wireless communications !! govt ought to hold companies to account for consumers !! by law ..
AnonD-54304, 26 May 2012ANNONYMOUS-- you r defending sony deceit and lies and sly ..sony are duty bound to be honest ... moreAccording to official blog...
In regards to Xperia PLAY, after extensive in house testing with our developer teams and working with our partners, we have concluded that a consistent and stable experience, particularly with gaming, cannot be guaranteed for this smartphone on Ice Cream Sandwich – therefore, we will not make the Android 4.0 upgrade available for Xperia PLAY.
so do u want xperia play (Gaming Phone) which legs a lot during gaming hopefully not.Its all about performance :D
i m using xperia ray frm 6 mnth and this time sony announced ICS 4.0.4 for Ray (all-ready 4.0.3) and i think this is 4th update since i have my ray and i got excellent service from Sony care. so i don't know why r u telling about poor service of sony,
xperia play no ics update is not the issue --handsets come and go .. sony have been dishonest deceitful uncaring arrogant in manner of deceitfully withdrawing ics update for xperia play with out real good reason .. sony have knowingly arrogantly upser thousands of loyal sony customers .. we had our fist digital sony cdx 1000 handset nearly 20yrs ago -- still working -kept it as momento of bygone era .. shame on sony who shall be very sory .. issue is not no ics update for xperia play .. issue is sony arrogance insulting feelings of thousands of loyal sony customers who have been expecting ethics from sony --not deceitful ways .. sony drunk media moguls ...??
Anonymous, 26 May 2012I honestly agree that this is a big disappointment on the OS upgrade part. But nonetheless, yo... moreANNONYMOUS-- you r defending sony deceit and lies and sly ..sony are duty bound to be honest and not arrogant uncaring of customers --as in this case !!
-to buy or not to buy sony products is upto customers .. if you read my post then i have said that ics or no ics for xperia play in not the main issue here ... sony have been dishonest and deceitful !!!! thats why thousands of loyal sony customers are upset !! handsets come and go .. every year ..
This is sick! I was eagerly waiting for ICS for my Play, now Sony removes it from the list? I hardly play games in this shit phone! Now they should release 2.3.7 or a value pack just like Samsung Galaxy S where some ICS features r available. I am really dissapointed at Sony! they suck big time and not giving people what they prommise! Never buying Sony phones ever again! Android is best with
Please,give some credit to sony engineering team that have been working hard,it isnt easy to make ICS work on a 512MB Singled Core device.Anyways who told you to buy Sony just for its ICS?showing off?well too bad.if you want to keep update then get a samsung,some people dont need update to keep their phone efficient.
no qualms,..more importantly, I would luv to see play-optimised games coming in for another couple of years or more. gud influx of games is more lucrative than ics jus for the sake of update.