Sony (NYSE:SNE) revealed recently that the Android 4.0 upgrade will not be available for the Sony Xperia Play. According to a post by Sony recently, following an extensive evaluation by the company it has discovered that the Android 4.0 will not guarantee a stable and consistent user experience on the Sony Xperia Play. Due to this the company has decided not to release the Android 4.0 upgrade to the Sony Xperia Play.
The company also indicated that a similar feedback was made by game content providers, testers, and developers who have used an unlocked model of the Sony Xperia that received the Android 4.0 upgrade
The company also indicated that it prioritized giving the best user experience for Xperia smartphones and that the stability on the Sony Xperia Play would be compromised with the Android 4.0 upgrade even as the company aims to provide quality gaming experience for users of the Sony Xperia Play.
The report on the exclusion of the Sony Xperia Play from the list of devices that will receive the Ice Cream Sandwich Android followed a company statement that gave reasons why the Android 4.0 upgrade may not be beneficial for some smartphones.
Even as the Android 4.0 upgrade is not going to be released for the Sony Xperia Play, a number of Xperia devices have already received the latest version of the Android mobile platform. The company is also set to release the Android 4.0 upgrade to a number of other Xperia devices in the future.
The Sony Xperia S will be the first smartphone to receive the upgrade by June which will be followed by the Sony Xperia P. The third quarter will see the release of the latest version of the Android mobile platform to the Sony Xperia U.
The exclusion of the Sony Xperia Play from the list of Xperia devices that will receive the Android 4.0 upgrade did not surprise some industry watchers since the device did not live up to its expectations.