i you want updates go for cm9 but it is a unique phone and only one with a game pad.i have galaxy s3 but still use it for gaming because touch screen controls suck and ruin the game experience.
sony has abandoned the play and its users. no profit, no support. that is their motto.
they don't care if you're still under contract paying for a phone slashed of its future compability and potential.
the very least they could do was updating kernel and adreno gpu drivers, which are ready for months.
they simply don't care about the phone anymore. let's face it. it's got nothing to do with the gamepad.
there's the capitalist school of thought for you.
you may submit to it, you may think there's nothing you can do to change it.
just have some integrity and don't defend it!
SONY has dumped several more handsets today without ics updates .. xperiaplay is outdated old phone dumped by sony .. if u wonna play games ..some kids do .. think of a games product .. if u still wonna buy 234 ginger bread ..upto you but please donot act like selfstyled sony touts misleading others looking for honest views and comments ..
be updated to v 4.0? I could tell because I wanted to know if I would buy me recommend you send me the answer to my gmail giuseppe.rodriguez1 @ gmail.com
I am using this mobile since 8 months and i daily install new game and if u r a gamer then u have 2 buy it..
Sony Ericsson, 27 Aug 2012How is this phone is a phone? is it good just as a phone? i mean i don't play games just text,... moreIf you dont like gaming that much then there is other phone for you. THis phone is much more for gaming.
This gentlemen, is the best phon ever!,,remember that, ot may not be updatable FOR NOW to ICS but this phone reaaly doznt need it! buy this!!!
Sony Ericsson, 27 Aug 2012How is this phone is a phone? is it good just as a phone? i mean i don't play games just text,... moreGreat phone good battery life and bit heavy but does the job done and the best phone if you like casual gaming.
How is this phone is a phone? is it good just as a phone? i mean i don't play games just text,calling,basic web browsing & some picture taking phone. how battery life on this phone? worth buying? (^_^)
Anonymous, 25 Aug 2012What about play gamepad?does CM9 always needed gamekeyboard app to mapping the game? Thanksthe buttons work well but the touch pads dont work properly.
Tower49, 23 Aug 2012For CM9 use http://www.cyanogenmod.com/devices/sony-ericsson-xperia-play-gsm and for rooting u... moreWhat about play gamepad?does CM9 always needed gamekeyboard app to mapping the game?
bradock3, 23 Aug 2012hi,, i was just viewing your posts,, i am seeing that there is a posibility to update the Xpla... moreFor CM9 use http://www.cyanogenmod.com/devices/sony-ericsson-xperia-play-gsm and for rooting use http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=803682a
And for instructions use http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1600833 for gapps use http://wiki.cyanogenmod.com/wiki/Latest_Version/Google_Apps for flash tool use http://androxyde.github.com/
for nandroid backup use http://www.vikitech.com/10347/perform-nandroid-backup-restore-android-device
install xparts recovery from play store and for unlocking boot loader use unlockbootloader.sonymobile.com/
hi,, i was just viewing your posts,, i am seeing that there is a posibility to update the Xplay. Can you include instructions on how?? ,, really want to know how.. and what is CMW9?, please help us xplay users in update
zul, 20 Aug 2012no video call for xperia play..??The short answer?
Because sony didn't want to!
Google wishes everyone to use data plans and wifi connections via 3rd. party programmes, (such as skype) end therefore removed any native support for 3g video calls tha basically ALL phones used to have.
That may not affect USA customers, but in Europe and Asia (india, for instance) is terrible as data plans have very restricted data traffic limits and are absurdly expensive.
In Europe you end up paying about 5-7.5 Euros for 100MB traffic... per month!
Sony went the easy way.
So, that also happened with 3G nativive video calls in sony phones.
The front camera is there, but UNLIKE LG ans Samsung they didn't care enough to provide native video calling.
The same happened with the intro of an FM Radio. It would mean peanuts to the final price... did they do it? No, sire!
LG (P970) has got 3g video caling. The galaxy 2 and 3 also allows 3g "native" video calling.
That means today's top sellers across Europe provide video calling as a strong selling point.
Sony's sales are dwindling and the poor customer support is an essential reason for that.
Not many people wish to buy a new model and LOSE functions.
For the price the Xplay was introduced in continental europe, most phones provided native video calls.
Result? The Xplay didn't sell nearly as much as expected and the poor sales continued, despite sucessive price drops which didn't work.
Other example/causes for this evident failure? Any midrange phone has got FM Radio - The Xplay doesn't.
Contrarily to ALL that had been announced and publicised, the Xplay will NOT get ICS update. And that capacity of being upgraded was paid for in the phone's retail price.
We were paying for a team of developers who would avoid Android defragmentation and keep our phones' market value by keeping them updated with th latest OS.
LIES, all Lies!
At the end of the day, that actually just reveals how UNimportant customers are to large companies such as sony.
That is why customers should keep away from it until the day they learn the lesson and change their attitude!
Xperia Play also gets Jelly Bean ROM. This is MIUI Jelly Bean ROM based on CM10.It can also be called as Turbo MIUI Jelly Bean ROM for Xperia Play. It is inspired out of MIUI JB for Galaxy Nexus and it is based on CM10 FXP134. http://www.androidust.com/turbo-miui-jelly-bean-rom-for-xperia-play-based-on-cm10-alpha-rom/