Aifa's definitely has the point. As stated by Sony at the forum, when the ICS beta hav been released all pro reviewers hav been suggesting Ugly and Crop performance due to d hardware of Xplay..
But as a customer ofcourse, u hav d right to complain about that.. Because the Arc S,Arc,Neo,Neo V etc almost all 2011 xperia phones will recieve the update with the same hardware but why not Xplay?
Xplay is a specialized droid for Gaming. But Gaming isn't like any other features there, it needs 100% compatibility w/ the game,smoothness & atleast no lagging because gaming with lagging is a hell!
Arc and etc are just like other droid phones that doesn't require 100% smoothness regarding gaming even if they lag a bit it won't be that big deal.. Also developers are developing & selling their games because of d device's compatibility. And even if Xplay's been updated to ICS, there'll be only few games and dvelopers that make games to it because of the hardware compatibility, so d choice,you might end up downgrading to Gingerbread. But there are many alternatives to solve this.. 1st, Sony make the ICS update optional; if d users like it, be on it. 2nd, Release their ICS-skinned Android 2.3.7 update like on the Xperia S with some improvements..
Protest here guyz ...
although i am not a Play user .. but i knw it feels bad when coustomers are cheated ...
We need stronger consumer protection laws WORDWIDE!
The greatest paradox:
Although consumers pay for and support the consumer society and all these large multinatinal comapnies, they keep being the weakest link of this capitalist chain.
Will we keep on allowing that?
Will we keep on giving our money to those who lie and deceive us?
Will we keep on accepting being seen as a mindless herd?
AnonD-9845, 01 Jun 2012u guys should be thankful that Sony decided not to upgrade play.
gaming experience would de... moreFact:
Sony have failed to deliver what had been repeatedly advertised.
ICS upgrade was seen by Sony as a strong selling point.
That is why they always announced the peria lineup would get ICS.
That was a clever marketing campaign: advertising today's phones as fully upgradable and compatible with the next OS.
Did that work?
Apparently, it did.
Was that true?
What did Sony do when the time fot upgrading arrive?
They simply went back on the given word with a lame excuse and no compensation/alternative plan whatsoever.
Are customers supposed to "forgive and forget" the repeated lying and deceival?
Let's hope they're not just conformist sheep.
No use sony's fanboys and servants keep intoxicating forums and discussion boards everywhere.
The truth is plain to see.
sony break my heart..juz hope some upgrade for camera n face unlock only...huhu...
hope have another update forr this.. not getting ics so i can root my play..
u guys should be thankful that Sony decided not to upgrade play.
gaming experience would definitely suck on this poor chipset.if they gave the play an ICS upgrade, most of u will surely complain why gaming suddenly became crap.
if they made play with dual core cpu and better gpu, then definitely play should get ics, but they know with this hardware now, ICS + bad chipset = crappy gaming
Cut the crap on the ICS PLANNED UPGRADE . You're not upgrading it anyway. I almost bought one.
really hope for the ics... so sad when heard xplay wilnt update to ics... heartbreak..
Sony have reason why this phone willnt upgrade to ics,
because if xplay upgrade to ics you will get lagging when you playing a game
[deleted post]Yeah I agree...I was reading thew and every body is complaining about video calls...I'm like get apps like Fring or Yahoo messenger Skype ect... To me it sounds like they need to spend more time in the apps store and if they did they would already know this..lol I say do research before you post people.. One thing that upsets me is they are not upgrading it to 4.0 Android...
Hi guys. I'm proud to say that I traded my iPhone 4 for Xperia Play. Reason: My nephew visited with his PS3 and all those memories of rocking games all day and my Sony Ericsson intro W950, I just couldn't hold back my desires to own a SonyEricsson/Sony again. Now i feel like a kid in the candy store!
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...