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 the following phones now:
- Xperia Arc
- Xperia Arc S
- Xperia Neo and Neo V
- Xperia Mini and Mini Pro
- Xperia Pro
- Xperia Active
- Xperia Ray
- Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman
Is this a typo or has Sony changed its mind about upgrading the Xperia Play to ICS? Sony has released an ICS beta ROM for the Xperia Play, so for now we’re leaning toward the former as the reason for the disappearance. Unfortunately, the usually informative support staff at Sony’s website hasn’t gotten back to us yet with a definitive answer; something that has never before been an issue for the dedicated team. Here’s hoping that the curious case of disappearing Xperia Play can be solved soon.
We’ll update this piece once we get more information. Our fingers are crossed that Sony Xperia Play won’t be left out from the ICS upgrade.