Sony Mobile has cancelled the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for its Xperia Play smartphone. The smartphone manufacturer has cited lack of stable and consistent performance during testing for the cancellation of the update for Xperia Play.
Sony had announced the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for Xperia branded devices. First in the line are the Xperia NXT devices – Xperia S, Xperia P and Xperia U, for the Android 4.0 ICS update. Surprisingly, now Sony Mobile has decided against releasing Android 4.0 ICS update for the Xperia Play.
The company noted at its official blog that after extensive in house testing with developer teams and partners, the Xperia Play cannot provide consistent and stable experience, especially with gaming. The company noted that feedback from the beta ICS ROM testers also played important role in this decision.
Sony had begun its Android 4.0 ICS roll out for its 2011 Xperia devices – Arc S, Ray and Neo V. Other 2011 Xperia devices that are to receive the Android 4.0 ICS update are Xperia arc, Xperia Neo, Xperia Mini, Xperia Mini Pro, Xperia Pro, Xperia Active and Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman.
In the new Xperia NXT series, the Xperia S will be the first lucky device to get the Android 4.0 ICS update by the end of the June. Following that, the Xperia P and Xperia U will receive an update later in the third quarter of this year.
Sony Mobile will push out the Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich update for all its 2011 Xperia and Xperia NXT devices later this year.