Sony has announced that it will no longer support Android with its PlayStation Mobile platform for publishing indie games and original PlayStation classics. The service will continue to function on PlayStation Certified devices running Android 4.4.2 and below, but Sony will not guarantee that games will play properly or that users will be able to access the store on any subsequent versions of the operating system. Sony has no plans to add any more devices to the Certified list and the service will not work at all in Google’s upcoming Android L.
PlayStation Mobile launched in 2012 to provide an easy and inexpensive platform for indie developers to reach a wide, mobile audience without the conservative restrictions of the iOS App Store. The service will remain on PS Vita, continuing Sony’s strong support of indie games recently, but now only within its own, closed ecosystem of platforms.