Possible Sony Xperia Play ICS update disappointment: Update

The updating of various Android smartphones to the Ice Cream Sandwich operating system is certainly a long drawn out process, which will have many iPhone fans poking fun at their Android owning friends, and today we have news about the possible Sony Xperia Play ICS update disappointment.

Back at the end of March Sony revealed their roadmap for the updating of the Xperia range to Android 4.0, and the Xperia Play was down to get the new operating system at the end of May or the beginning of June, but as an article on Electric Pig is reporting the update may not come at all.

On Sony’s own website there is a list of upcoming Android ICS updates, and the Xperia Play has seemingly disappeared from this list that still includes the Xperia Arc, Xperia Pro, and Xperia Ray. This is despite the fact that a while back the company revealed and then released a beta version of the Android ICS update for the handset aimed at developers and networks.

There were a number of bugs found that needed sorting, which in itself is not unusual before the final build is released, and given that the software existed in the first place suggests the handset is more than capable of handling the operating system. There will be many Xperia Play owners out there that may be disheartened by this news, and the handset has not been the huge success that was first hoped ahead of its launch.

Before Xperia owners get too worried the disappearance of the handsets listing on Sony’s website may just be down to an error, or at the very least another delay in getting the update pushed out to the handset. Are you worried that Android Ice Cream Sandwich will not be coming to the Sony Xperia Play?Update: Sony have since confirmed that the Xperia Play won’t be getting the Android ICS update, and put it down to an unstable experience with it running on the handset especially for gaming.

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10 thoughts on “Possible Sony Xperia Play ICS update disappointment: Update”

  1. Reply
    Dion_ward says:

    As that’s why I bought it, Sonys false advertising, I feel a court case coming on! Plenty of less powerful handsets can run it. Pure Sony BS to get rid of the play to idiots like me who believe their initial promises.

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    Richard Walton says:

    This is a total (probably not permitted to swear here) move by S/Fony. I
    bought my XP a couple of months ago because of the commitment given by
    SE to update it to ICS. To now cancel it with a half halfhearted beta
    release and an insincere statement is just typical Sony doing what they
    do best; alienating their few remaining customers foolish enough to
    place trust in them in the first place… count me on that idiot list.

    Is Sony seriously telling us that what they promised is actually
    technically impossible? its bs to suggest that they can’t improve upon
    the supposed gaming problems. Lets say some of the problems can only be
    resolved by the publishers releasing an update or fix, if they do that
    down the line then great, otherwise the buck stops with the publisher.
    Its nonsense to suggest Sony would be slammed for that. What Sony is
    responsible for is updating its own games (PS/pocket Store), encouraging
    publishers to do the same, and fulfilling its commitments.

    Lets say that Sony can’t (or more likely won’t) release the promised ICS
    update, what’s stopping them from releasing a value pack and the source
    code so that other devs can prove it possible and their own dev team
    just incompetent/unwilling. I mean, other than their long cherished
    stubbornness and couldn’t give a damn attitude? Never mind, I guess I
    answered my own question.

    UK consumer law should now mean than I’m entitled to return my handset
    for a full refund, and I fully intend to do just that. I loved having a
    real gamepad to play my games with while maintaining the functionality
    of a mid-range smartphone., which needles to say beats the awkwardness
    of playing games by poking my fingers at the screen, but I’d frankly
    rather have all my fingers chopped off than keep a dead phone or buy
    another Sony product again. The only question left is what next, Samsung
    or Apple.

    Fony.Make.Forget

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    Jake says:

    That is f***ed, if a whole bunch of older and lower end devices are getting it, why the f*** can they not fix the gaming problems, sure it may take a bit longer but it’s no reason to completelycan the whole update and only leave us with a half assed beta rom update.
    Sony, you are a bunch of lazy, unwilling pricks and I’m very very disappointed.

  4. Reply
    Jake says:

    That is f***ed, if a whole bunch of older and lower end devices are getting it, why the f*** can they not fix the gaming problems, sure it may take a bit longer but it’s no reason to completelycan the whole update and only leave us with a half assed beta rom update.
    Sony, you are a bunch of lazy, unwilling pricks and I’m very very disappointed.

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