Xperia Play

Sony won’t update the Xperia Play with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

Sony condemns its gaming smartphone to the past to ensure a "stable" gaming experience.

Gaming

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Gaming

Sony’s next Xperia Play? A phone with a QWERTY keyboard and a full game controller

Sony has patented a new way to make a slide-out keyboard that would leave room for a full gamepad as well. Will it see the light of day?

Android Army

Sony Ericsson’s Ice Cream Sandwich update coming in early 2012

Sony Ericsson announce their schedule for upgrading the 2011 range of Xperia smartphones to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The first stage will begin in late March, with all phones being completed by early May.

Android Army

Comedian Kristen Shaal challenges gamers to build her a Minecraft palace

Sony Ericsson is challenging users to build a monument to...Kristen Shaal. Check out this ad from The Daily Show comedienne.

Android Army

Sony may buy out Ericsson’s half of phone partnership

Rumor has it that Sony may be nearing a deal to buy out Ericsson's half of Sony Ericsson, making it possible to release phones under its own brand.

Android Army

Uh oh: Verizon drops price of Sony’s Xperia Play to $100

Verizon and Sony Ericsson have cut the price of the Xperia Play to $100 with a two-year contract, making it one of the cheapest full-featured Android phones, and still the only one with a full slide-out gamepad.

Android Army

Sony Ericsson loses $71 million due to Japan quake disaster

The disastrous earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in March have taken a $70.7 million toll on Sony Ericsson, the company reports.

Mobile

Android version of Minecraft to be a timed exclusive for Xperia Play

Mojang confirms that the official mobile platform release of Minecraft will be exclusive to Sony Ericsson's Xperia Play for a limited time after the game launches.

Gaming

Xperia Play shipment stolen, Sony Ericsson announces US launch; UPDATE: Theft was a stunt

The New Zealand Vodafone store was vandalized and its Xperia Play stash was lifted - at least that's what Vodafone's telling us.

Mobile

Sony Ericsson unveils three new phones to the Xperia family

If the Xperia Play is about the only thing on your minds these days, you will still have to wait. But let these new models tide you over for the time being.

Mobile

Google pulls PlayStation emulator from Android Market

With the release of Sony Ericsson's Xperia Play "PlayStation Phone" presumably right around the corner, Google has pulled the PSX4Droid PlayStation emulator app from the Android Marketplace.

Android Army

Sony Ericsson to allow Xperia bootloader unlocks, with strings attached

Sony Ericsson will allow open-source mobile developers to unlock the four soon-to-be-released Xperia phones using a tool built into the Android software development kit.

Android Army

Vodafone starts pre-orders for Xperia Play

We will have to wait a little longer, but Vodafone is offering up the first glimpse of a for-sale Xperia Play.

Gaming

Sony Ericsson ad for Xperia Play creeps you out with severed thumbs

A new ad for Sony Ericsson's Xperia Play phone will give you nightmares and leave you with no thumbs.

Mobile