Posts tagged with: Xperia Play

[Full Xperia Play Review] Officially announced by Sony Ericsson at MWC 2011, the Xperia Play is the first ever PlayStation certified smartphone. Inside the Xperia play is a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 1GB of ROM. It features a four-inch color transflective TFT display with a 480x854 FWVGA resolution and a five-megapixel camera with LED flash and autofocus. The Xperia Play is running Android 2.3 Gingerbread with Sony Ericsson's Timescape UI. Making the Xperia Play unique is its landscape style slideout gaming controls. Read on for the latest Xperia Play news, reviews and videos:

  • by | November 29, 2011 8:59 AM

    Just yesterday we've heard from Sony Ericsson Italy that the Xperia 2011 line-up will get its Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich treat in March 2012 and now we have another version of the story. There are more possibilities here: Sony could roll out the updates at different times in different regions; we might be caught in a marketing war or some people give out information just for the sake of it. Regardless, here's the deal: a Sony Ericsson employee said that, contrary to the Italian branch information, the official Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the 2011 Xperia line-up should be ...

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  • by | November 28, 2011 8:08 AM

    Sony Ericsson was recently kind enough to announce that its entire Xperia line from this year will be updated to Ice Cream Sandwich. What we didn't know was when exactly the manufacturer was planning on doing that. From Sony Ericsson Italy we find out that not only the company is the only manufacturer to update its entire 2011 line-up but that the refresh should be out in the first quarter of the next year. Maurizio de Palma, the Marketing Manager of Sony Ericsson Italy, said that March should be the month to circle in your calendar. Of course, this is a rough estimate as there could be ...

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  • by | November 15, 2011 6:31 AM

    There were talks about the Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for Sony Ericsson devices but then the manufacturer backtracked the same day the initial rumors popped up. According to recent information, it has been now confirmed that the entire Sony Ericsson Xperia line-up for 2011 will indeed get its Ice Cream Sandwich treat. "We are working on merging our current Xperia¬ô experience with the new features in Android 4.0", says the manufacturer. The models targeted are the Xperia arc and arc S, Xperia PLAY, Xperia neo and neo V, Xperia mini and mini pro, Xperia pro, Xperia active, ...

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  • by | October 31, 2011 3:38 PM

    Sony Ericsson may be putting the Xperia X10 out to pasture when it comes to providing software updates, but luckily there are plenty of other Xperia models that continue to live on. The company has been talking about its plans for bringing Android 2.3.4 to the lineup for months, and we first started to hear about models beginning to receive the software back in September. Sony Ericsson has now announced that it's moving past a limited, regional distribution, and is beginning a global push to bring that latest software to the Xperia Arc, Play, Neo, Mini, Mini Pro, Pro, Ray, Active, Neo V, ...

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  • by | September 29, 2011 3:24 AM

    CyanogenMod founder Steve Kondik, now working for Samsung, has shared one of Diogo Ferreira's posts on Google+ related to CyanogenMod and Sony Ericsson. Great news for Xperia phone owners: they'll get some CyanogenMod love for their devices. No less than ten Sony Ericsson Android phone will be supported by the next release of CyanogenMod. These are the Xperia Arc, Xperia Neo, Xperia Mini, Xperia Mini Pro, Xperia Play, Xperia Ray, Xperia X10, Xperia X8, Xperia X10 Mini, and Xperia X10 Mini Pro. According to the same post, this will be possible thanks to a joint effort with the FreeXperia ...

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  • by | September 20, 2011 8:06 PM

    Sony Ericsson has been talking big about bringing Android 2.3.4 to its lineup of 2011 Xperia smartphones for a while now. We had been expecting those updates to start showing up in October, but it looks like they're already on their way to users now. Earlier today we talked about the update arriving for the Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo. We're now hearing confirmation that the firmware is also out for the Xperia Play and Xperia Arc; there's been no word yet on the Pro. As promised, the update is full of goodies, including Swype's virtual keyboard. It looks like the Play didn't get it, but the ...

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  • by | September 18, 2011 3:54 AM

    Just as we were promised at the beginning of the month, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play 4G is, as of now, available online over at AT&T. Android gamers no longer have to go to Verizon for the Play but now have a GSM alternative. The phone costs $49.99 with a two-year contract or $399.99 without one and packs a 1GHz Snapdragon MSM8255 processor, 1GB of ROM, 512MB of RAM, four-inch display and 4G speeds. To see the exact AT&T model, check out our hands-on or read our full Sony Ericsson Xperia Play review. Source: AT&T Thanks: Kaik541

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  • by | September 8, 2011 6:47 PM

    Earlier today we heard that Sony Ericsson had made a decision that would make users of its Android phones very happy, that it had committed to releasing Android Ice Cream Sandwich updates across its full lineup of this year's models. That kind of future support is a question that's on the minds of plenty of Android users, but none of us expected such a definitive promise this early on. Sadly, it turns out there's probably a good reason we were surprised, since Sony Ericsson has now backtracked from that claim. The company clarified its commitment to future Android software releases by ...

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  • by | September 8, 2011 11:16 AM

    Earlier this summer, AT&T revealed that the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, the "PlayStation phone" with a slide-out gamepad instead of a QWERTY keyboard, would be finding a home with the carrier. So far, Android gamers in the States have only had the option of using the Xperia Play on Verizon. Come September 18, AT&T will join the fray with the Xperia Play 4G. Besides the switch to a GSM radio, as in the international version of the smartphone, there's nothing changed from the Verizon edition. That means having a single-core 1GHz Snapdragon, Adreno 205 graphics, 512MB of RAM, and a four-inch ...

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  • by | September 8, 2011 8:35 AM

    The next version of Android, codenamed Ice Cream Sandwich, is going to be released sometime October/November, according to Google's own Eric Schmidt. Then it will be up to OEMs to issue updates for their existing phones (taking longer for some while the others acting faster). According to a Sony Ericsson representative, all of the manufacturer's 2011 Xperia phones in this year's line-up will be updated to Android Ice Cream Sandwich. That's a lot of phones: Xperia Arc, Xperia Play, Xperia Neo, Xperia Pro, Xperia Arc S, Xperia Neo V, and Xperia Ray. There are no details of course as per when ...

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  • by | September 6, 2011 2:30 PM

    Watch this week's Android Revolution as we go through what's hot and what's not in the world of Google's Android project. This week we discuss the recent teaser of a Samsung event in Berlin on September 1st and we also breeze through all the leaks of the week, which by the way include information on the Google Nexus Prime and how it may bring a 720p resolution screen to the market. We go through all the all the Andriod Smartphone releases for the week and all the software updates you definitely must look out for. In the Dark Side we go through the HTC Evo 3D getting its bootloader unlocked ...

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  • by | August 21, 2011 2:39 AM

    Back in January when Sony Ericsson launched the Xperia Arc, the phone was officially announced in two color flavors: Midnight Blue and Misty Silver. If you take a look at the image above you'll see that the Xperia Arc is also available in white. The image was taken at an Xperia Ray launch conference in Asia and it's not quite certain whether we're looking at a white version of the Xperia Arc or the Arc's rumored refresh. On the same note, an orange-flavored Xperia Play has been pictured as you can see in the image below. The image was taken at the ongoing Gamescom show in Germany and since ...

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  • by | August 16, 2011 10:11 AM

    Since February, we've been hearing about the effort to bring indie gaming breakout hit Minecraft to smartphones. In May, we learned that the port would launch as an exclusive title for the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, and after a period of exclusivity, be available on additional Androids. If you have a Play, though, your chance to start building has arrived, with Mojang announcing the app's release today for about $7. Mojang hasn't released an exhaustive list of what features are and aren't present, but from the sound of things it's had to make some judgment calls about what features from ...

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  • by | August 9, 2011 7:22 PM

    With the release of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, Sony started selling some stand-alone PlayStation games for use with the new smartphone. These titles include an emulator alongside the game image, all ready to run. Now the format Sony uses has been reverse engineered, letting you re-package the official PlayStation emulator with the ISO image of your choice. Developer Yifan Lu debugged the emulator from an official Xperia Play title to see how it was loading its files. After figuring out how the app was expecting to see ISO data formatted, he was able to patch it to read clear game data ...

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  • by | August 4, 2011 2:58 PM

    Sony Ericsson's release of unlockable bootloaders for its Xperia Androids, along with the website to generate unlock codes, is a fantastic resource for SE users who are interested in tinkering with their smartphones, experimenting with custom ROMs. One slight hitch with the service comes up when trying to unlock a CDMA phone. While you can unlock the GSM Xperia Play without issue, the Verizon edition has been thus far unlockable. We don't know if there will ever be an official solution, but it looks like an independent hack may be right around the corner, enabling you to unlock CDMA Xperia ...

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