No Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade for Sony Xperia Play


Bad news for Xperia Play owners, as Sony said that they will not be upgrading the PlayStation phone’s OS to the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

According to a blog post by Sony, “After extensive in-house testing with our developer teams and working with our partners, we have concluded that a consistent and stable experience, particularly with gaming, cannot be guaranteed for this smartphone on Ice Cream Sandwich. Therefore, we will not make the Android 4.0 upgrade available for Xperia Play.”

This comes to light after Sony said that they will be upgrading all their smartphones released last year with the latest Ice Cream Sandwich.

The company says that they’ve excluded the Xperia Play from the upgrade because developers, testers and game content providers had the same feedback after they tested the beta version of Xperia Play smartphones with Android 4.0 OS installed on it.

Sony added, “Our priority has and always will be, to provide the best possible user experience on Xperia smartphones. In this insctance the ICS upgrade would have compromised stability, where we look to ensure a quality gaming experience with games optimized and developed for Xperia Play.”

Other Sony devices such as Xperia arc S, Xperia ray and Xperia V already got their upgrades last month and will soon have the latest Android 4.0.4 version soon.

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