I think not releasing ICS could be a good idea for the device, this would remove the use of alot of your already saved games + emulators, which may never get updated therefor wastign your already spent money. ICS is also optimized for duel core, which the play is not, it is a single core + GPU not duel core.
aww!! took a big hit there! NO ICS on XPERIA PLAY means i have to sell my PLAY now...
Honestfeedback, 26 May 2012gsm arena -- 1- most trusted ..most referred to for infos reviews help world website ...2- gsm... moreIn general they avoid controversy here.
They just did a S2 vs S3 review without mentioning fading blue pixels. That is really normal here.
Google are to blame anyway with their bloated and buggy new version
Anonymous, 25 May 2012Blame Google guys -- ICS is bloated junk, and not suitable for efficient performance.I agree.
The code is becoming less efficient are they are relying on consumers buying huge (yes way too large) powerful devices to run it.
The blame is with Google
Xperia Play is the best phone I've ever had. Gaming experience is superb. However Sony is making me feel like I am an idiot that was lured to buy their product, a guinea pig for their failure experiment. No PSX games and now no ICS as they promised. Success will never come to you if you do everything so half-heartedly and back down right when see an obstacle. Goodbye Sony. I will remove your name from any products I buy in the future and keep Xperia Play as a memento to help me remember about the lesson I learned today. What a pity.
Xplay owners would never update to ICS if it meant it'gaming ability would be compromised. Sony has always said that the choice is there but at AYOR.
It is still the best gaming phone out there by a huge margin.
When it comes to update, Apple is best. The new OS runs smooth on years old iPod Touch and iPhone. And Android. Shit.
With that minimum requirement to run ics if i put into a laptop i can ran cs5 with no problem but in android i can just ran angry bird. ;-). Now. days there a lot brands offer android os. So as consumer you have a choices.
I think this is not sony s mistake. So ICS users wait for new Sony play to rock. And I heard that sony gives optional for Ics update with some warning.
i got one word to Sony..
same footprints of Sony Ericsson
omg! i miss the real 'Ericsson'
Sony shall be Sory !
but then thats what sony wonna --cheat lie
Honestfeedback, 26 May 2012gsm arena -- 1- most trusted ..most referred to for infos reviews help world website ...2- gsm... moreI honestly agree that this is a big disappointment on the OS upgrade part. But nonetheless, you still have a fully functional Xperia play right? It won't brick out on you if you stay with gingerbread! One thing that i disagree with on your post is the fact that just because the roll out is not going to happen, then you go yapping about not buying sony products...i mean seriously?! Just because of this? Lol! I'm using my Xperia play right now posting this message, I am also one of the users affected by this, but it doesn't necessarily mean that it's the end for my Xperia play!
gsm arena -- 1- most trusted ..most referred to for infos reviews help world website ...2- gsm arena --must be consumers champions -by holding likes of sony to account and other handset makers and service providers who cheat all the time and are shamess liars ..overcharging customers --xperia play lanched 2011 --initially forn over £500 unit costs !!!! robbery !!
3- thats the story of robbersinc.. networks ..makers etc etc ==robbers muggers getting away with lies deceipts bad services overcharging !!!!
when sony goes bust bankrupt --banks who lend moneys to sony etc with deposits of customers life savings lose !! as in present banking crisis !!!!
thats why we appeal to gsmarena to be consumers champions bravehearts ... stop buying sony products !!!! manner of sony lies deceipts disgraceful .. xperia play upgradable to ics or not is not the question .. but sony and other companies and networks mafia tactics are disgrace ..
Reznov, 25 May 2012If ICS is bloated junk, how is it that apps like the browser score perfect/max benchmarks on tests? ics now makes use of hw acceleration to speed up rendering but other than that not much else
This is no biggy because ICS is buggy as hell and gingerbread is very stable! I didn't opt to upgrade my neo v to.ICS because it's a hungry OS! Im going to get the play as playing emulator games is truly amazing!
Anonymous, 25 May 2012Blame Google guys -- ICS is bloated junk, and not suitable for efficient performance.If ICS is bloated junk, how is it that apps like the browser score perfect/max benchmarks on tests?
Sony are pony at keeping there promises this dont surprise me one bit! Whats the betteing the drop the Arc too! They said they were going to.bring the PS store to the Arc s (UK) and im still waiting! And as for the live walkman they should trash that too!
mmmm..... to be honest is you are gonna give a product that will bring problems to something that is working i would not release that, to me is 2.3 is good i had the PLAY but i think that there are things that are missing now that SONY is not gonna update to ICS probably the best way to go is to release the 2.3.7 with that is missing, the PlayStation Suite, compatibility with PS3, etc. to make it more enjoyable.