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.
XPERIA PLAY promises dishonoured by SONY .. seems now becoming epidemic of corporate false promises cheats and getting away making false excuses .. FALSE PROMISES false excuses EPIDEMIC --swines flu -- now affecting some windows and more android phones --different makes different networks AND NOTHING CUSTOMERS CAN DO ...
GSM ARENA is there A LEGAL VACCINE to protect customers from corporates -- SWINES FLU ??? LIES DECEPTIONS BAD SERVICES ARROGANCES ??
Since Sony Xperia Play is not getting official ICS any ICS baed ROm which is stable would add to the functionality. here's one reliable ROM from CM, CM9 RC1: http://www.androidust.com/cm9-rc1-for-xperia-active-and-xperia-play/
SonyFanBoy, 09 Jul 2012Hi guys! Kindly solve for X. When receiving sms/text messages my phone only notifies me with a... moreerrr if you want your screen to light up try GOSMS it has the option on lighting up your screen when a message is receive
Very disappointed with Sony.
We were completely let down as they've stpped all support for this - not so long ago - flagship model.
Abandoning customers after failing to keep their promises deserves the ill reputation sony's getting.
This phone is everywhere on second hand cheap sales as owners are trying to keep uptaded by buying some other brand.
If sony's abandoned their promises and neglected their customers, it is definitely time for customers, as myself, to look elsewhere.
Due to my experience, I cannot recommend any Sony phone, as the brand is NOT trustworthy.
Sony? Keep away from them.
Hi All! I Want to Buy it buy I want to know more. Can it Play Fruit Ninja? Can it play game touch screen such as Fishing Diary... When we slide off on game can we sill use touch screen? When i watch clips on youtube all gaming are use the side slice I just hope that it can also use touch to play. Kind Regard
SonyFanBoy, 09 Jul 2012Hi guys! Kindly solve for X. When receiving sms/text messages my phone only notifies me with a... moredude...as far as i know...no smartphone ever light up your screen when recieveing sms or any other TEXT message:P it only lights up the screen when you recieve phonecalls:D or you unlock the phone...:D or whatever..
Hi guys! Kindly solve for X. When receiving sms/text messages my phone only notifies me with a ring/vibration, it doesn't flash/light-up on the screen when receiving, is it only me with this problem?
jayant, 06 Jul 2012upgrade to v4.0 is availableHey guys! We have ourselves a developer who can provide the updates!
Again, please stop making claims you're not sure of. We're already saddened and maddened about the poor customer support of this company. Don't aggravate making yourself as a chopping board about the ICS discussion.
I'm terribly disappointed with Sony Ericsson as I don't have the ICS update for my ARC yet.
Hey Sony! I'm waiting for centuries.
1stime, 08 Jul 2012so whats so great about the ICS?that you are so disappointed and so angry on Sony?Don't you sa... more1st time-self claimed 15yrs old--uk laws forbid a 15yrs old kid buying expensive products like SONYEXPERIAplay without parental consent-SO DO GET PARENTAL ADVICE and permisiion-suggestion- get a good gamer for home -get a good android ICS or jellybeans UNLOCKED/ unlockable mobile phone with UNLIMITED DATA PAYG SIM like£10 MONTHLY GIFFGAFF OR 3GPHONES UK £15 MONBTHLY sim. shop around under parental supervision.
1stime, 08 Jul 2012so whats so great about the ICS?that you are so disappointed and so angry on Sony?Don't you sa... moreist time -15yrs old kid u say -- buy sonyplay if u want to ..but .. get parents permission 1st.. good advice ..and do learn to respect different views opinions ..now sony might send u a free xperiaplay . wait n see ..
so whats so great about the ICS?that you are so disappointed and so angry on Sony?Don't you say that because it won't not support future games that on the ICS???im planning to buy this phone cause it has a mid-ranged price and great for "GAMING",so will it support future games???and it says that the Amazing Spiderman is not compatible with the PLAY,is this the start of"NOT HAVING ICS IN PLAY" or GAMELOFT is just optimizing the game for the play????I'm 15 and i can only afford phone at this price,do you have any great phone(gaming) at this price you will suggest?
TYVM in advance ^_^.
jayant, 06 Jul 2012upgrade to v4.0 is availableGod god phone the bestever
ICS means a phone is "Future-Proof".
It means games will keep on being developed, programmes will mantain theiir compability and your phone won't get outdated or obsolete so soon.
Furthermore, ICS is a plus when it comes to selling your phone.
If its OS is updated, your phone is worth more.
It is plain to see, customers were deceived and this phone was literally abandoned as it ended up not selling as expected and Sony switched its attention to the PSVita console which is also able to function as a phone.
Let's not be naïve: sony didn't just wake up one sunny morning and discovered the gamepad could be made compatible with Ginerbread games, but not with ICS'.
They abandoned this phone as it wasn't profitable enough.
Customers? Why care about them? Their money's already in.
And still sony releases clone-like phones on an almost daily basis, publicising they are all "upgradable" to ICS.
And - presumably - people keep on buying them...
The Xplay can't handle ICS?
"A lie told often enough becomes the truth."
Customers refuse to believe so!