Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play

Sony axes Xperia PLAY Android 4.0 upgrade

Sony axes Xperia PLAY Android 4.0 upgrade

Sony has cancelled plans to upgrade the Xperia PLAY gaming smartphone to Ice Cream Sandwich, justifying its decision with negative feedback from carriers, developers and owners of the test Android 4.0 build. "After extensive in house testing with our developer teams and working with our partners," Sony said in a statement today, "we have concluded that a consistent and stable experience, particularly with gaming, cannot be guaranteed for this smartphone on Ice Cream Sandwich."

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Qualcomm AllJoyn proximity-based peer-to-peer technology hands-on

Qualcomm AllJoyn proximity-based peer-to-peer technology hands-on

This month we got the opportunity to speak with Qualcomm on a technology of theirs by the name of AllJoyn, made to allow proximity-based device-to-device communication possible without the use of an intermediary server. We've got hands-on looks with smartphone games, tablet games, music and document applications, and some tablet-to-television action as well all lined up for you here. Discover what makes Qualcomm's all-inclusive framework surrounding this powerful technology so great!

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Sony Ericsson announces indy developer support for FreeXperia program

Sony Ericsson announces indy developer support for FreeXperia program

If you're an avid fan of Android, you've got to know that there's a gigantic developer community out there that's not just interested in creating market-ready apps. They' call themselves developers, but what the rest of the world calls them is hackers. In particular, Sony Ericsson wants to get in on this party by voicing their support for ROM creators across the board. The program Sony Ericsson is announcing this week is FreeXperia, an assistant group for developers looking to create great new customized experiences for Xperia devices. Neato!

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Xperia Play PS1 emulator hacked for custom ISOs

Xperia Play PS1 emulator hacked for custom ISOs

If you have one of the Sony Xperia Play Android smartphones and a love of old school retro gaming with your favorite PS1 titles, this is your story. Apparently, a geek over on XDA called yifanlu has reverse engineered the PS1 emulator on the smartphone and hacked it to play custom game ISOs. The hacker apparently worked for a full week to create the hack.

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After a Couple Weeks with the Xperia PLAY

After a Couple Weeks with the Xperia PLAY

Let's talk about the Xperia PLAY for a moment, speaking first about how nice it feels to use, then working in some games, since that's exactly what this device is all about. Let me also preface this by saying that at first I wasn't going to be able to give this device a fair revue because my standards were so high and it'd been built up to be the greatest and most anticipated device of all time by PlayStation fanatics - everything changed the day I got to grab my first hands-on with the device personally and I was able to kick the face of my opponent with Bruce Lee. Several weeks and a slew of Xperia PLAY-specific reviews in, I'm fully for the furtherance of the career of whoever or whatever was responsible for the design of this platform, be it human, robot, or cross-breed PlayStation monster.

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XPERIA Play Unboxing and hands-on [Verizon]

XPERIA Play Unboxing and hands-on [Verizon]

Verizon's XPERIA Play, the CDMA version of Sony Ericsson's gaming smartphone, has just dropped onto the SlashGear test bench, which means it's time to see whether physical game controls are enough to win a slice of the Android market. This isn't the first time we've seen the Play, of course; we reviewed the original GSM version, on sale in Europe for a couple of months now, back in March. Question is, has Sony Ericsson's gaming ecosystem caught up with the XPERIA Play's promise?

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