Xperia Play Android 4.0 Upgrade Has Been Canceled

Sony Mobile has confirmed that the Xperia Play’s upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has been canceled, leaving the PlayStation-certified smartphone on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Sony explains that compatibility and stability issues with the Play’s gaming features are to blame.

Other 2011 Xperia phones are still on track to receive the upgrade to ICS, including the Xperia Arc, Xperia Neo, Xperia Mini, Xperia Mini Pro, Xperia Pro, and Xperia Active. These devices will begin receiving an optional 4.0.4 update through the PC Companion app starting next week.

Existing Xperia devices already running 4.0.3 will be getting an update to 4.0.4 around the same time frame. These devices include the Xperia Arc S, Xperia Ray, and Xperia Neo V.

Late June is the date for the Xperia S to get ICS, and the Xperia P and Xperia U should receive it in Q3.

source: sony blog

 


About the Author: Ed Caggiani

Originally from the East Coast, Ed now makes his home in San Jose, California. His passion for technology started with his first ColecoVision and Atari gaming systems, and has grown stronger through Tandy computers, IBM clones, Palm Pilots, and PocketPCs. Ed's love for Android began with his first HTC Hero, then blossomed with the original Evo 4G, and now the Evo 3D and Motorola Xoom. He graduated from Syracuse University with a B.S. in Communications, and is now a professional User Experience Designer working in Silicon Valley. In his spare time, Ed enjoys video games, jamming on guitar, and spending time with his wife, two cats, and Logitech Revue.


  • http://twitter.com/proportion1 Ben Evans

    that is bs

  • Jake

    Oh great. That’s total bullshit!

  • Jake

    Oh great. That’s total bullshit!

  • Derpington

     Thanks for ruining my hopes, Sony.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=500587702 Andrew Loewen

    This is terrible and depressing news  :(

  • Daphne

    What specific date this week shall we receive our ICS update?

  • Daphne

    Is this inclusive of the playstation certified thing?