Android 4.0 ICS build for Xperia Play gets certified despite Sony shelving it

Towards the end of May, Sony confirmed that the Xperia Play Android handset would not be seeing the update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Naturally this upset many Xperia Play owners who were probably looking forward to the update and according to Sony, this was due to stability issues that they felt would not make the Android 4.0 experience on the Xperia Play a good one. That being said, […]


Sony confirms that the Xperia Play will not receive the Android 4.0 update

Remember yesterday we reported on the possibility of the Sony Xperia Play being left out of the Android 4.0 fun? As it turns out, the folks at Xperia Gamer were spot on with their speculation as Sony has since come forward with an official statement of their own regarding Android 4.0 updates for the Xperia devices. According to the company, the confirmed list of 2011 devices that will receive the […]


No Android 4.0 update for the Sony Xperia Play?

A while back, Sony released a beta version of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for the Xperia Play, but there have been reports of stability issues with some games running on the device. Based on the silence so far, many had assumed that Sony was hard at work ironing out the kinks in the update, but now it seems like they might have scrapped the update entirely. This was speculated […]


Verizon rolling out update for Sony Xperia Play, unfortunately it’s not Android 4.0

Good news Verizon Sony Xperia Play owners, if you have yet to receive the notification, it seems that Verizon is currently pushing out an update for your device. Unfortunately this isn’t the highly anticipated Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but updates are still good and are usually welcomed anyway, right? In any case some of the features the update will be bringing to your handset includes the ability to record […]


Advertising

Sony Xperia Play gets Ice Cream Sandwich beta

Great news for Sony Xperia Play owners – the designed for gaming Android phone has been given its official upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich in the form of a beta release from the folks at Sony. However, since the update is in beta, it isn’t for everyone just yet. You can expect certain features to be missing or not working properly on the device. The whole point of the beta […]


Sony Xperia Play 2 leaked?

Interested in knowing what the next Sony Xperia Play phone is going to look like? Turns out we might have a clue – if these surfaced renders are anything close to what Sony has in store for us when the phone is announced/released. The folks over at Concept-phones.com have managed to get their hands on what is said to be a render of the Sony Xperia 2. The phone is […]


Xperia PLAY gets Ice Cream Sandwich

Xperia PLAY owners sure are in for a treat. After getting OnLive compatibility yesterday, it looks like they’re in for another treat soon. Some developers have managed to successfully port Ice Cream Sandwich over to the gaming handset. And just like most first version of custom ROMs – you can expect parts not to be working. But hey – having Ice Cream Sandwich is better than not having it at […]


OnLive Mobile now supports Xperia PLAY

OnLive Mobile was released for Android devices a couple of weeks ago, and it looks like OnLive are already ready to enhance the mobile gaming experience. The company has just announced the release of an update for the app that brings support for the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY and its slide-out gamepad. While the onscreen controls weren’t anything to complain about, the support for hardware buttons takes the mobile game […]


FIFA 12 is exclusive for the Xperia Play until February 2012

If you happen to own a Sony Ericsson Xperia Play handset and if you enjoy soccer games, both EA and Sony Ericsson have announced today that FIFA 12 will be available as an exclusive game title for the Xperia Play handset. The game is expected to roll out to other Sony Ericsson Xperia phones at a later date, but Xperia Play owners will get to enjoy the game first and […]


Sony Ericsson giving away four games for Xperia Play on October 1st

Good news for Xperia Play owners, if you’ve been complaining about how expensive it is to buy games for the handset, Sony Ericsson is going to make your weekend. Starting this Saturday, October 1st, Sony Ericsson will be making four new games free for both current and new Xperia Play owners – and these aren’t indie $0.99 games (not that I have anything against them) – but full-fledged big budget […]


Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light arriving on Android as an Xperia Play exclusive

Looking for your fix of Tomb Raider on your Android phone? If you have an Xperia Play, we’ve got some good news for you. It has been announced that the cooperative-heavy Tomb Raider game, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, is making its way to Android – as an Xperia Play exclusive. The game that’s been out for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC and iOS devices will finally […]


Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread brings HD video recording to Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY

Prior to today, the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY had plenty of potential – but it was somewhat limited due to the lack of a decent software update. All of that is set to change now, with the latest Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread firmware update being announced for the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY, where it will also deliver 720p HD video recording capability with continuous autofocus for that added zest in your […]


AT&T releases Sony Ericsson Xperia Play 4G

If you’ve been holding out from getting the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, we’ve got some great news for you. AT&T has just announced the launch of the Xperia Play 4G on its network – and this time you get the Xperia Play with the added bonus of HSPA+ connectivity (yes, in this case 4G doesn’t mean LTE) and it’ll come in an exclusive “stealth blue” color.


Xperia Play has more Triple-A titles on the way

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play didn’t cause a huge splash in the mobile/gaming scene due to the Android phone not living up to the hype for the device and its lack of games. The phone was decently spec’d with dedicated physical buttons for playing games – you would think that would have been enough. But the controller’s lack of compatibility with most games on the Android Market meant that users […]