Are you an avid Android user? Are you an avid Sony gamer? Are you on O2 UK’s network? Then we have news you’ll probably find kinda sad. O2 UK has had the Xperia Play and has been “testing the phone non-stop for weeks” and it looks like the phone just hasn’t met their standards. According to the British carrier, the phone has several software bugs that will need to be corrected before its launch. The hope here is that the other carriers set to sell the Xperia Play don’t run across similar problems. And what was Sony’s response?
“Sony Ericsson Xperia™ PLAY will be launching on 1st April across all UK mobile operator partners except for O2, who have decided to prolong the testing period in order to ensure that the software meets the requirements of its procedures. Sony Ericsson will be workingwith O2 over the next couple of weeks to expedite the process and ensure that O2 customers can soon join consumers across the UK in being able to enjoy the world’s first PlayStation certified smartphone.”
It could just be me, but the wording in their statement makes it seem as though they’re a bit put off by O2 UK’s conclusion. We’ll see how this whole thing unfolds, but in the mean time, you Android gamers on O2 UK hang in there.