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Sony is putting PlayStation Mobile for Android to sleep

Sony will discontinue the PlayStation Mobile for Android program, after the service failed to catch on in its two years of availability.
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August 6, 2014
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Sony will discontinue the PlayStation Mobile for Android program, after the service failed to catch on in its two years of availability.

Under the PlayStation Mobile program, developers can create games for the PS Vita and select PlayStation Certified Android devices, including most Xperia phones and tablets and some devices from HTC, Sharp, and other smaller manufacturers.

PlayStation Mobile for Android launched in October 2012 with about 30 titles on board. Sony hoped it will be able to attract developers to the platform, especially indie ones, but ultimately there just wasn’t enough interest.

PlayStation®Mobile FAQ 001574

Moving forward, Sony won’t guarantee that devices upgraded to Android 4.4.3 or 4.4.4 will be able to play PS Mobile games correctly, and continued access to the PSM store will vary from device to device. Devices running Android 4.4.2 and lower will continue to fully support the service and the currently available games.

From Android L and later, the Store and the service will become unavailable, though installed games may or may not continue to operate normally.

The PlayStation Mobile service will continue to work on the PS Vita.