Xperia Play (GSM) | Sony Ericsson
Sony has confirmed that the gaming-focused Xperia Play will not be upgraded to Android 4.0 as a result of concerns with stability and user experience.
Sony may have decided to cancel the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Xperia Play, with the phone not appearing on the company's list of devices to be upgraded to Android 4.0.
The PlayStation phone that might've been: a 'lead device' for Google with an extra slide-out keyboard
Two newsbits this week paint a picture of what might've been for the "PlayStation phone," including a patent for a device with two slide-out panels — a gamepad and a QWERTY keyboard — and a Google slide that shows it was intended as a flagship Android 2.3 Gingerbread device.
Sony Mobile has updated the Ice Cream Sandwich update release schedule for its 2011 Xperia phones, moving the start back to mid-April.
OnLive's updated its Android app with support for Xperia Play controls. The iOS and Kindle Fire versions are still awaiting approval
Sony Ericsson announced that it now has 200 games optimized for the Xperia Play, and made a few of the best games free for the holiday season.
The Playstation Store is now available on more Android phones in Japan, with 23 titles available for initial purchase. Pricing is from 600 yen, and Minna no Golf 2 is available as a free download until February 8th.
The Xperia Play, Sony Ericsson's gaming-centric Android handset, has been hacked to use the newer PlayStation Store app with PSN integration. Although the exploit was discovered in Japan last month, it is now functional in the UK, suggesting that new games may be reaching the device soon.