Android 4.0, named “Ice Cream Sandwich”, is releasing soon with new features like face unlock, voice search and better browsing. While Sony will update their phones Xperia arc, Xperia pro and Xperia ray with the latest update for Android, they revealed that the gaming oriented Xperia Play will not receive an update.
“In regards to Xperia Play, 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,” said Sony on their mobile blog.
“This decision was also verified when we received similar feedback from the developer community; both experienced developers and advanced users, along with game content providers following our ICS beta ROM for unlocked Xperia Play smartphones,” they added. “Our priority has and always will be, to provide the best possible user experience on Xperia smartphones. In this instance the ICS upgrade would have compromised stability, where we look to ensure a quality gaming experience with games optimized and developed for Xperia Play.”