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Verizon’s Sony Xperia Play Update Incoming as Build 4.0.2.E.0.57, Pops Phone Up to Android 2.3.4

We are almost positive that this update to build 4.0.2.E.0.57 for the Sony Xperia Play on Verizon is new, but truthfully, we had forgotten that this device even existed anymore. From what we can tell though, this hasn’t been released yet, so it should be on the way any day to owners of the device. After updating, you will see a bump to Android 2.3.4 with new VZ Navigator, screenshot capabilities, camera improvements (720p recording), and more.

The update is 66MB in size. More info.

  • ttray

    No update yet for xperia play

  • XNomorenamesX

    Has this update been tested on a rooted R800x using doomlord one touch root using zergrush?

  • Inboy81

    Cell phone company 🙂 can I pay you $30 dollars to stay with you and be your prisoner for 2 more years? Cell phone company take my $30 “upgrade punishment” so I can give you $2,000 or more the next 2 years. Maybe if Im lucky I will get a droid that has alot of bugs and not thought out completely. Cell phone company I want to pay you so you can mirco manage me. Please cell phone company take my “upgrade punishment” fee… see what we have allowed them to do with us.

  • Branden Robinson

    Verizon and Sony screw up again!

  • Redhillblood357

    Who in the hell wants 2.3.4? That should have come around august or sept. To receive this update in the 2nd quater is a really bad sign. Im sure verizon has no plans to release ICS for this phone. This upgrade should almost take it into the 18 month agreement. I put this phone up after only 6 months of use and got the nexus only to be screwed by verizon because i have the only version of the nexus that will not receive timely updates. That is not updated by google because the service provider is goin to lag like hell on the update so this phone doesnt have a clear advantage over the rest of the slow to recieve update phones. I have really started to hate verizon. If they dont make some huge changes before my contract is up im leaving. By then other 4g services should be showing up in a variety of areas.

  • ~dArK.AnGeL

    I have this device for one of my kiddos;.. .I just offered him a Rezound instead,, but he’s pretty happy with it,,, Much more now with the camara improvements coming… 🙂

  • Warren22331

     There is in us a lyric germ or nucleus which
    deserves respect; it bids a man to ponder or create; and in this dim
    corner of himself he can take refuge and find consolations which the
    society of his fellow creatures does not provide.

  • DJS

    Whoo! This is just as noted in last weeks leaked update list. Good news for everyone!

  • beez1717

    This is a great thing. I don’t understand why lots of people are complaining that it is only on 2.3.4. The thing is that this is a gaming phone, and that most games in the Play Store are not compatible with ICS, especially the emulators. Because of this, it actually is a good idea for us Xperia Play users to stick to Gingerbread for the time being. I can’t wait for ICS, but I’m going to have to think about if I really want to give up some of the awesome emulators and games for some cool features then that’s my decision. At least I’m not being forced to chose one over the other 🙂

  • hkklife

    Wasn’t this device also supposedly confirmed to get ICS? I had heard conflicting reports but the one person I knew who owned one finally dumped it so I too forgot it existed.    I read somewhere recently that this was “almost” a Nexus device, which would explain its stock Android build.  It’s still probably the best of the lot of Verizon’s “free” budget devices.   

  • ddh819

    does the device have to be active on vzw in order to get the update? wondering if one of these that is just used on wifi will get it.

    • Radgatt

      Should be able to update via wifi. I updated my bionic when it was off prior to selling it via wifi. I dont see why not.

  • Waiting Gnex Owner

    So let me get this straight. An update that hardly lists any bugfixes for a phone that no one has is higher priority than getting out an update for my gnex which has some serious bugs?

    • hkklife

      Verizon probably stands to make more $ by continuing to support this device than they do the GNex. I almost get the impression like someone (Samsung? Google?) FORCED VZW to offer the GNex and they have responded in turn by refusing to support it with advertising or approve any updates.   Or perhaps it was a toss-up between offering the SGSII and the GNex and Verizon figured a half hearted GNex offering was the easiest way to replace the Charge. 

  • EvanTheGamer

    No word on the anticipated Galaxy Nexus 4.0.4 update yet? Damn, I want that update.

    • wasn’t it realeased already. I’m running an unrooted Galaxy Nexus on 4.0.4. 

      • mustbepbs

        I think he’s talking about the CDMA Nexus. Y’know, Verizon’s bastard child.

        • EvanTheGamer

          Yes, exactly, the CDMA version. haha.

          • Yeah I’m using the CDMA also. Just didn’t realize that the seller sold me a rooted phone until I checked with an app and saw the SU app. 

          • michael arazan

            Hopefully sony users will be getting ICS next, Jean Baptiste said on G+ that sony has been working hard to get it out. By then I’m sure verizon will have to “Test” Sony’s ICS update for 3-6 months to release it to them.

  • DoctorOta

    Something interesting to note is the ability to do a screen shot with this update.  That’s something that I wish motorola did with the Razr Maxx

  • kixofmyg0t

    Fun fact, Sony is a major contributor to ASOP. 

    That doesnt mean jack ish to Verizon, who is holding updates for everything.

    • Knatcal


      • kixofmyg0t

        Thank you for pointing that out. Swiftkey doesnt autocorrect on here and I didnt see it before I hit enter.

  • dongs