If you people had actually tried the ICS beta, you would realize it would be an even bigger mistake for Sony to release the update, than to cancel it. It's unstable, and even simple games lag on it. It completely compromises the user's experience and the phones primary function. Sony has been honest, and although it is disappointing, I respect their decision. Anyway, the phone is still fabulous on gingerbread! Stop complaining and accept it.
i'd be curious to know how many people in the US bought the play because of the ics promise?
maybe Sony needs the threat of a class action. i am stuck with 18 month on a 2 year contract with AT&T for a device that I bought only after researching the upgrade path and at the time it included ICS.
Anonymous, 26 May 2012the only reason why this phone is not getting a ICS update is that it gets unstable after the ... moreWell, first of all I would have run all the tests before saying it would be upgraded to ICS... But, as this was not the case, I would have given the choice to those who were interested in upgrading to do so even if it meant unstability concerning games.
On the other hand, what is going to happen with the owners of Xperia Play? Are we at least going to get some kind of compensation for this outrage? How about an improved version of GB which includes a better camera with panoramic photos and some other improvements? Is that too much to ask too? :(
The only way to get back at these lying, deceving companies which provide no decent after sales support, which abuse our rights and despise customers the minute they get their money is to stop buying their products.
Xperia Play owners have every right to feel abused, deceived and should get the right compensation.
As Sony only cares about making MORE money, the only possible action is to stop buying their products.
If their sales and their profits actually diminsh, they will immediately realise they have done something wrong.
And Sony's not a dumb company, but they're just realising and testing whether their customers might be just that...
I dont know why sony dont upgrade this phone to ics all the 2011 smartphone get the update only this!!!!!! Why we are buyed this phone in hight price??? For still with an old version same at GB??? No this is unacceptable ! Ok sony you lost your customers :-S .... We can said bye bye sony ! I am going to buy the htc one x !
im going to buy this phone in 3 more days, i just wanted to know if the phone allows 3g video calling ad is it good? pls some1 reply to me soon, bcause i dont wanna waste my money
Anonymous, 25 May 2012It was anounced by Sony officialy, Xperia Play isn't getting ICS update. This is really disap... morethe only reason why this phone is not getting a ICS update is that it gets unstable after the update so sony had the choice fix the same phone every week (because it will crash) or not update it . be honest what would you have done if you were sony
Julian, 10 May 2012I realized something about the Play after reading this post: http://forum.xda-developers.com/s... moreIn my old post which i've quoted just above, I came to the conclusion that Sony were giving up on the play. I also had a gut feeling that they were going to ditch ICS but didn't say it in the fear of 'jinxing' it.
But given the slow rate at which they're releasing ICS even for their current 'hot' 'new' handsets, it seemed really unlikely. I dunno how many employees sony has and how many out of them are developers, but it all seems very inadequate for such a huge company eh?
Bottom line is i've always been an ericsson and then SE user since forever, but that's gonna change with my next phone...
Anonymous, 25 May 2012It was anounced by Sony officialy, Xperia Play isn't getting ICS update.
This is really disap... moreConfirmed. =(
Contrarily to ALL that had been announced, the Xplay will NOT get ICS update.
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).
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...
After sellings phones for 2 years now, not once have i EVER been asked if a phone has 3G video calls or fm radio. Guess its not that important
It was anounced by Sony officialy, Xperia Play isn't getting ICS update.
This is really disappointing, never again gonna buy a Sony device.
PG, 25 May 2012Unfortunately, it does NOT.
There is no option to place a voice OR a video call on the UI.
... moreUnfortunately, sony seems to believe video calling is too expensive or not worthy to develop.
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.
Is sony going the right way? It's just not me: Sales figures and market shares also seem to agree.... NO, it isn't.
Asif Mondal, 24 May 2012does xplay supports video calling???yes buddy its a 3g phone video calling suppotred
Asif Mondal, 24 May 2012does xplay supports video calling???Unfortunately, it does NOT.
There is no option to place a voice OR a video call on the UI.
For all those who haven't got unlimited or free wifi connections, for those who have to pay extra for limited traffic data connections, it does make a difference. =(
I hope sony make a version of this that looks like n97. I like the its design. It has d-pad on the right and qwerty keyboard.
ATRIUM, 23 May 2012xperia play have playstation store?no. you have plenty of emulators and the phone connects and shoes you all games that are specificaly desiigned to work with the Xplay.
you have plenty of game that work w. the gamepad and all other function normally, through the touch screen.
if you want to play psx games, you'll need to look for compatible/adapted gams and emulators as the Xplay is not meant/designed to play psx games. the only one you've got on the phone is an adapted version of crash bandicoot.