Though the final update will be available next month, for the time being, Xperia Play users can have a taste of Android ICS on their devices with the beta upgrade.
on 04/03/2012 – Made popular on 04/03/2012
For every phone, there comes a time that support diminishes. Sony made it clear today that that time has come for twelve of their devices that fall outside the 18-month update window that Google and Android have put in place.
Google unveiled Android Lollipop yesterday, so now we’re seeing device manufacturers clarify when they plan on updating their devices to the latest version of Android. Fortunately for owners of Sony devices, it looks like several devices will see the update at some point in the future.
Sony has stated that the entire premium Xperia Z lineup will be getting the Android 5.0 update.
Unfortunately a large number of Xperia Play owners are not happy about the fact that their Playstation-certified device has been denied the Android 4.0 upgrade. Fortunately the wait is over for Xperia arc and neo owners! A screenie posted recently tells us that Ice Cream Sandwich is now starting to roll out to the Sony devices.
Back in September, Sony announced PS4 Remote Play — a revolutionary new feature which equips users with the facility to take a PlayStation 4 controller and stream games from their console to an Xperia smartphone or tablet that supports the service.
At the time, the Japanese company revealed that the application would be an exclusive to the Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact and Z3 Tablet Compact.
Sony announced plans to rollout an over-the-air (OTA) update over the next few days for three devices to bring them up to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The devices include the Sony Xperia Go, Xperia U and Xperia Sola.
Sony continues to show us how much love they have for hacking and tinkering by releasing Emma, a new flash tool for Xperia devices with unlocked bootloaders. It’s in beta, and it gives users the ability to revert back to Sony stock ROMs. For starters, it’s only available on the Xperia S, Xperia arc, and Xperia arc S, but more handsets will be added soon.