05-27-2012 8:00 PM
With ICS not coming for the Xperia Play (not AT&T's fault), what are the chances we at least get a Gingerbread update for our phone? It's rather disappointing that my phone is unable to perform at least on par as the same phone on a different network - from my understanding, the 2.3.4 update allowed the Play to record video in 720p, as well as better allocate internal memory (resulting in more free space for apps), amongst other small changes.
I would prefer to NOT have to violate the warranty on my phone in order to accomplish this.
05-28-2012 8:04 AM
05-28-2012 9:33 AM
Sony recently announced they would not be releasing ICS for the Xperia Play. Many bugs/glitches were discovered in beta testing (majority dealing with the gamepad) that would require all software/app designers to patch specifically for the Xperia Play (as opposed to a general patch for all ICS devices), and it was a small chance that the majority of them would do so. Thus, Sony has decided not to release ICS for the Play to ensure a "consistent user experience".
Hardware-wise, other Xperia devices with similar or worse specs ARE getting the ICS update. The main issue is the physical gamepad of the Play - it causes a lot of games to crash or not load when using ICS.
Hence I ask for the latest Gingerbread update (2.3.4), so that my phone can at least perform as intended (it's capable of HD video recording, but firmware/software is required to enable it). I want to avoid rooting if possible.
05-28-2012 10:02 PM
05-29-2012 11:20 PM
Sony already has released a official 2.3.4 for the XPlay - so far only Verizon has sent that update to it's customers in the USA. Hence I made this post, hoping that AT&T will release it for us as well, seeing as how there won't be a official ICS for us.
05-30-2012 8:13 PM
I purchased the Play based it being on the ICS distribution list. Now this utterly @#&$@*& me off.
So, that leaves me with the option to vie for 2.3.4 and to see if I can get the device rooted, as ICS device come rooted by default. Knowing AT&T their response will be "fat chance of that".
Anyone know when specifically 2.3.4 will be available, and if you happen to have a rooting option that does not require Windows? (I run Linux)