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It means games will keep on being developed, programmes will mantain theiir compability and your phone won't get outdated or obsolete so soon.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!
jayant, 06 Jul 2012upgrade to v4.0 is availableJAYANT -- u r wrong !!! no offcial ics upgrade for xperiaplay ..and DONT TRY BETA unless u r a developer -read GSMARNA ADVICE..whats ur GAME ? SONY FAN BOY ?
the problem in this xperia play NO PROTECTION (NO Scratch-resistant GLASS)
AnonD-53571, 05 Jul 2012i dont know why people here are so eager to discuss about ICS update. im not xplay user, im us... morexplay on 2.3.4 gingerbread -- cannot have several modern apps like google chrome etc .. sony is perceived as being not honest in its communications and false promises and false claims ...
i dont know why people here are so eager to discuss about ICS update. im not xplay user, im using xperia mini pro. ICS update is available for my phone but im not interested to update it. because gingerbread is just enough for me, its perfect while it can cover all i needed. so, just look at what we need, not what people said.
P.S : im not from SONY and i do not get a paid from SONY to saying this.
Fade., 02 Jul 2012Use your heads people. Other phones are easy to update because you can just slap the update on... moreWhy don't you use your head instead!? It's their problem giving themselves a problem. If they didnt foresee it as a problem, are they dumb?
Are you saying that every XPLAY is stucked to its OS every time they make one?
Lets bet on this fanboy. Sony is going to make another XPLAY in the future in any Android platform.
As more and more games start having ICS (or even JellyBean) as "Minimum Requirement" we will all understand and feel how deeply hurt/harmed we've been by sony's big lie.
Announcing ICS from the beginning granted us a future for our phone, it fought fragmentation and it gave customers the reassuring feeling they'd have an updated phone for quite some time.
Having lied and deceived al those who've bought the Play, sony has caused them harm.
But, at then end of the day sony will must feel it has harmed itsef, its reputation and its profits.
In my opinion I think that we should spam sony with emails getting them to give this phone ics they would see how much people want it. They could then also advertise it as a phone that would get ics there increasing sales profits. By doing this thew would be happy and we would be haapy.
the reason i buy this phone was when i go out and i gots nun to do i play sme games on it and its awesome ..i paid alot to get it and i will not talk bad bout it its the only phone out thee with a game padand its awesome
ICS isn't that good I tried it on my xperia with the official ICS Rom beta if u install more apps the gaming performance gets slow, Gingerbread is more stable... Sony did a good thing not releasing ICS for Xperia play, or the game performance would be dead slow... the spec of this phone and other 2011 xperia phone aren't optimized for ICS... The best thing u could do is porting Xperia S gingerbread theme and Mobile Bravia Engine to ur xperia play ROOT IS REQUIRED, U don't need to have Bootloader unlocked, before proceeding be sure to have a Nand backup. follow this link- http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1546134
After rooting be sure to remove those crap Bloatwares... Bloatwares slows down the phone
Anonymous, 02 Jul 2012Shameful!
"We can confirm that there will be no compensation offered to Sony Ericsson Xp... moreSony's rationale for canning the ICS for the Xperia PLAY was performance issues with games.
If this was true,If this was indeed to be believed, then one has to wonder why Sony hasn't released the updated Adreno 205 driver. The driver update was released by Qualcomm on the 30th of December at the end of LAST YEAR. The update is believed to give a performance increase of up-to 1.5x or even 2x in some cases depending on phone and app. This is just one in a number of very simple measures that Sony could but haven't taken to bring us a stable ICS to the Xperia PLAY. Another is the clock speed/frequency. It is currently clocked to a measly 1Ghz while it can be safely clocked to as high a frequency as 1.9Ghz, so why not clock it to a still very stable 1.4Ghz, would this not increase performance to a sufficient enough level?
Alas, this brings me back to my earlier criticisms of Sony's dev team and their utter incompetence, or at best, lack of giving a damn for supporting older devices. I was foolish to expect better from Sony, a lesson well learnt indeed.
SONY FONY has been arrogant .. now others are doing sony deceptions already .. WE HOPE SONY FONY GETS SHARP LESSONS for betrayals
Anonymous, 02 Jul 2012Shameful!
"We can confirm that there will be no compensation offered to Sony Ericsson Xp... morethat's right. sony has abandoned the play and its users. no profit, no support. that is their motto.
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 capitalist 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!