iam, 26 Jun 2012The truth behind the XPlay not getting ICS: It's not impossible to port ICS on the XPlay de... moreSeems like you copy from another gsmarena window article,that is problem why lumia win7 can't upgrade to win8,here we talk about android
The truth behind the XPlay not getting ICS:
It's not impossible to port ICS on the XPlay device, as the cost of doing that would be very high and the profit/sales increase non-existant, or very little.
Ota, 25 Jun 2012The decision to cancel the ICS update was made so that the Xperia PLAY's compatibility and per... moreSony?
All smoke and mirrors!
"Smoke and mirrors" is a metaphor for a deceptive, fraudulent or insubstantial explanation or description.
More generally, "smoke and mirrors" may refer to any sort of presentation by which the audience or customer is intended to be deceived, such as an attempt to fool a prospective client into thinking that one has capabilities necessary to deliver a product in question.
You have been nominee as "Employee of the Month".
SE has made us pay for something it always promised and failed to deliver.
As you seem to be grateful for bing lied to, you may refund all deceived customers in the name of sony ehich (I hope) has paid you to propagate a "taped speech" such as yours.
Be thankful for what you've (haven't) got: You've deserved it!
Are these trolls for real?
Can anyone be thankful for being lied to, deceived and ill-treated?
Go back to sony with these pseudo-posts praising a company for having lied to their customers.
Happy for being deceived and lied to?
Sony is currently being boycotted by many consumers.
Not buying Sony's products is the most effective action we can take and the trolling of employees praising sony for having lied and deceived their customers won't change the truth.
The fact remains that customers were taken advantage of and have paid for something that was always announced/advertised as being part of the deal.
Can any serious, sensible, honest customer be happy for being lied to?
How will the (for now) unaffected ones feel when it happens to them?
Can't you see the precedent sony have tried to silently create/impose here?
At the end of the day, xplay owners will be left with an outdated phone, which won't receive updates and will be less valuable in any market and by any standards, simply because sony didn't bother.
For large companies it is way too easy not to bother with the given word.
For individual consumers, with no appropriate legislation to force manufacturers to refund their losses, boycotting ill-practises and dishonest companies remains the easiest - and potentially - most efective attitude.
Anonymous, 20 Jun 2012no ICS for play is just plain stupid..The decision to cancel the ICS update was made so that the Xperia PLAY's compatibility and performance would be saved in favour of a buggy, slow ICS update.
Anonymous, 29 May 2012i'd be curious to know how many people in the US bought the play because of the ics promise? ... moreAnd you're stuck for 24 months with the absolute best phone for gaming there is. One that's unique and fresh. Poor you.
Seriously, ICS doesn't even matter, just stop with this update crap and enjoy this amazing phone.
kitz, 08 Jun 2012Yes indeed, ICS upgrade is reflected on the PRICE of XPlay upon purchase. Its an option for cu... moreSo... You know it's going to screw up your PLAY... but you still want the update. Right.
Xperia Play a bad idea? No, Xperia Play is one of the most unique phones and works perfectly the way it's supposed to. It was a great idea and one that I pray will live on for a long time.
........., 14 Jun 2012Some people bought XPLAY for ICS. Isn't that clear enough? Can anybody answer?
Ah... so yo... morePeople bought Xperia Play for ICS? Really?
I'm going to go buy a new Windows PC just for the new Service Packs. Makes sense.
People who bought this phone SHOULD have bought it for it's uniqueness and video gaming finesse, both of which it STILL offers in spades. If you care so much about a system update instead of a great gaming experience, then go and buy an S II or some other generic slab.
sony.lied, 21 Jun 2012FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Unfortunately, sony seems to believe ICS is too expensive or not worthy to... more"We can buy similar products from many other companies"
Point me to another Android Gaming phone with a high-quality, dedicated gamepad, please.
Corinne, 25 Jun 2012Shameful!
"We can confirm that there will be no compensation offered to Sony Ericsson Xp... morePerhaps you should take a step back and see how stupid this comment makes you sound.
Xperia Play was sold as a PlayStation Phone, the price reflected it's uniqueness. The ICS update was cancelled because it was deemed unsuitable for the Play's framework. In order to keep the compatibility and overall amazing gaming experience. They didn't cancel to screw people over or save money, they canceled because it was in the best interest of PLAY owners.
The Xperia PLAY is still one of the best phones available. Wow, it doesn't have sliding notifications, cosmic flow or a new theme. The PLAY right now, how it is, plays games perfectly, is slick, smooth and compatible with practically everything. Stop hating on Sony for making a decision that makes perfect sense. It's a SOFTWARE UPDATE, for goodness sake. Who the heck cares if the PLAY doesn't get it? It's perfect how it is. Don't agree? Go and buy some flat black rectangle like all the other phones available right now, and see how your gaming experince compares.
"We can confirm that there will be no compensation offered to Sony Ericsson Xperia Play owners as a result of this cancellation, all we can do is aplogise for any inconvenience you may experienced."
This is the answer from sony after having sold the Xplay as an ICS phone.
Are you still happy?
Then you're a mere herd of fanboys and employees ready to lie for the ones who get your money.
Strange as these trolls seem to be happy after being deceived and lied to.
Do you enjoy being abused?
Consumers need to fight for their rights.
The Xplay was meant to get ICS, its price reflected that.
And, in order to keep selling, sony continued reporting it would all be fixed, and their developers were working to get customers the best gaming experience.
Someone with coroporate responsibilities has lied, has deceived thousands of buyers from all over the world.
As the ones who've made their part, who've paid (and are still paying for this phone), we've got every right to demand due compensation and that justice is done.
Boycotting sony products worldwide?
That's a fair, legal action that can be taken and that - if globally accepted - will make them realise how dishonest they've been and how regretful we are.
Maybe, just maybe, they will learn the lesson.
Maybe, just maybe, we'll make a point.
If not for us, for future buyers.
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.
One must also bear in mind that the announced ICS upgrade was reflected on the PRICE of XPlay upon purchase. It was a given fact for customers as they bought it.
It was a (COM)Promise from this large company: Sony Ericsson.
It was mentioned on the phone's SPECS, on every site and blog.
Sony gave their word: If you bought this new gaming phone, you wouldn't miss on ICS.
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."
I don't think so!
jed, 23 Jun 2012thnx man, what xperia phone can u suggest to me i like music and games,. i have some choices b... moreMy only advice is to wait for the ICS version of any phone... or buy a phone with original ICS OS.
Sony is still releasing 2.x versions (Gingerbread UI).
That means you will have to download and install the new OS WHEN it gets released to your model.
That will delete all your current software. It's just like formatting your computer's hard drive.
If you're into music, make sure yoy get good quality earphones. That is something most phones do not have, as they tend to have an integrated switch and microphone, so you can receive calls/ talk & listen through those phones.
At the end of the day, try to get a "hands-on" experienece of every phone you plan to buy.
Check the sound quality with the default player and take your earphones (if they're quality phones) to experience sound quality.
As far as Operative System, ICS is actually the only way to go. Be aware that that Gingerbread is past and programmes, games and applications are being developed for ICS (and JellyBean, actually) which are the sistems every modern Android phone should be working by now.
Wow i dont think ics is that much of a deal. i mean when people bought their xplay they know theyre buying a gaming phone, and xplay is good at that..heck i think the gamepad is a godsent..the xplay is a wonderfull gaming phone, a good secondary handset to accompany my galaxy tab 2..
thnx man, what xperia phone can u suggest to me i like music and games,. i have some choices but cant really decide,.
i like arc s or Sola,.
jed, 23 Jun 2012hey is it ok if u buy this phone? are still making games for this phone? or pls give other xpe... moreIt will all depend on the price.
This phone is already discontinued in many countries and has - literally - been abandoned by Sony.
It will not receive any ICS (Android 4.x)upgrade, so you'll be "stuck" with the phone you're buying... for ever, actually.
Of course, you'll still enjoy the gamepad but, other than that, future ICS games, applications and programmes won't be compatible and you'll soon feel you are left with an outdated phone.
Sony has broken their promise and most of the people who have bought this phone are now trying to sell them.
That is why there is so much offer of used Xperia Play phonesand prices anre continuously going down.
And, as more current, updated phones are released, more and more of these phones will be on sale everywhere. around the globe.
hey is it ok if u buy this phone? are still making games for this phone? or pls give other xperia alternative for this phone,.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Unfortunately, sony seems to believe ICS is too expensive or not worthy to develop. They simply won't be bothered with that.
That happened with 3G nativive video calls. 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 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, the Xplay will NOT get ICS update. And that capacity of being upgraded was paid for i the phone's retail price.
We were paying 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!
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).
No respect whatsoever for their customers suggestions & expectations.
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...
Is sony going the right way? It's just not me: Sales figures and market shares also seem to agree....
NO, it isn't.
Without positive feedback from their customers, without a reliable trustful image on the market, sony will keep adding one bad result after another.
No marketing campaign will save them unless they change their attitude towards those who pay their large incomes: The Customers.
Stopping any purchase of a Sony product is both easy and legal.
Opting out, no matter how many sony products we've purchased throughout the years is the action that will save us money, that will save us from more lying and that - ultimately - actually put sony under pressure.
Share holders can't care less about sony phones. Most of them won't probably even use a sony phone.
But the moment money stops pouring in, they'll want to know what has been done and why are customers moving away from their company. Maybe, only then, we will get a positive answer.
Spread the word: sony is not worth of our money.
We can buy similar products from many other companies and we won't act as faithful sheep who follow a brand no matter how we're treated.
We shouldn't be loyall to these companies. They are the ones who should be captivating us and making an effort to keep us as customers. Fanboyish-like behaviour is alienated as it sees a brad as a religion and that is bad, stupid and dangerous beyond words as any sensible, educated person may obviously conclude.
Of course, trolling will go on
Of course the "they only did it for your good" speech will continue: Just as the orchestra kept on playing while the Titanic sank.
Man, did they play... but it didn't stop the disaster from happening and the ship from sinking..."