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The rise and fall of Sony Mobile: where next?

by: Nirave GondhiaJune 18, 2015
Sony Mobile has been in decline for the past few years and with the latest Xperia Z3+ offering very little new, we look at what's next for the manufacturer.
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Sony’s Gaikai could bring latest PS3 games to Android

by: Simon HillAugust 14, 2012
Excited at the prospect of the latest console games on your Android tablet or smartphone? Sony's acquisition of Gaikai and its forthcoming Android client could signal something awesome for the platform.
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GameKlip pairs real controllers to smartphones

by: LucianAugust 6, 2012

One of the main complaints about gaming on a smartphone is that you just can’t play a “normal” game on a smartphone just with touch controls, because the experience is too poor and it’s too hard to play this way. Sony tried to solve this problem with the Xperia Play, but the problem was they didn’t want it to compete too much with their upcoming PS Vita back then, and they didn’t put hardware that is worthy of gaming on that device.

Another problem with the Xperia Play is that trying to put a controller inside a phone made it too thick and even awkward to use for most people, so it was only really a niche [...]

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Xperia Play notably missing on Sony’s ICS upgrade list

by: Bams SadewoMay 25, 2012

Sony Xperia S owners weren’t all too pleased when they found out that the ICS upgrade for the flagship phone has been slightly delayed, but at least they will still be getting the Ice Cream Sandwich treat on their plate errm… phone. The same thing can’t be said about Sony Xperia Play at the moment; it has disappeared inexplicably from the company’s list of eligible phones expected to receive Android 4.0.

Sony had promised that all Xperia devices released in 2011 will be getting ICS this year, therefore it’s quite odd to see the Xperia Play being singled out and removed from the list. The new list only covers [...]

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How to Update Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY with ICS Android 4.0.3 Firmware

by: Richard GutierrezJanuary 12, 2012
There's a new addition to the flavor of the Ice Cream Sandwich firmware of Sony Ericson Xperia Play. When you update it with this firmware, you'll get a pre-rooted with Superuser and Busybox installed unit, included with ICS bootamination, deodexed ROM, libs for baseband compatibility (will only work on -64 baseband, the ones from .62 firmware) and a added Trebuchet launcher (CM9 ICS 4.0.3 one).
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My Revelations, Thoughts, and Dreams for Android in 2011

by: Darryl DoakMarch 3, 2011

Hindsight is 20/20 is what they say. Now I’m starting to see the picture a little clearer now. Rolling back to January, when Verizon was announcing all their contract/policy changes, I heard a lot of people thinking that Verizon’s change in return policy from 30 days down to 15 days was due to Apples meddling and it had something to do with the rumored iPhone launch that was imminent. But after looking at Verizon’s Android phones announced at CES (HTC Thunderbolt, Motorola Droid Bionic, LG Revolution, Samsung Droid Charge) and more recently the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, Motorola Droid X2, HTC Incredible 2, and HTC Merge, it all makes sense now. They have way too [...]

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Sony Xperia Play: What Do the Experts Think?

by: Darcy LaCouveeFebruary 20, 2011

Can you believe that we’ve been waiting over three years for this device? It’s true – it’s been over three years since we first started hearing rumors about the magical thumb-friendly Xperia Play.

Thankfully, the waiting is over. With Mobile World Congress finally over, the Playstation phone is confirmed, and will be available for mobile gamers everywhere. Officially named the Sony Xperia Play, it enjoyed its official unveiling in Barcelona at MWC 2011.

But it’s only now that the PlayStation phone has finally become a confirmed device – with its official name, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, enjoying its official unveiling over in [...]

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