Other arguably less powerful devices from the 2011 Xperia line up will be getting the Ice Cream Sandwich goodness from Sony, but - if this omission not the first "Playstation Certified" device.
We have reached out to Sony for comment, but at the time of writing they are unable to confirm the situation - we'll update you here as soon as we have the official line!
Are you surprised by this turn of events given Sony's apparent commitment to device updates of late? Are you a Sony Ericsson Xperia Play owner? Let us know in the comments!
Sony have posted more information on the decision in this blog post:
This decision was also verified when we received similar feedback from the developer community; both experienced developers and advanced users, along with game content providers following our ICS beta ROM for unlocked Xperia PLAY smartphones.
Our priority has and always will be, to provide the best possible user experience on Xperia smartphones. In this instance the ICS upgrade would have compromised stability, where we look to ensure a quality gaming experience with games optimized and developed for Xperia PLAY.
So, it took less than a year for all of the top Google partners to break the OHA upgrade guarantee, impressive!
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