Sony ceases to support PlayStation Mobile on Android 4.4.3 or newer

Sony ceases to support PlayStation Mobile on Android 4.4.3 or newer
Sony just revealed that it will no longer support PlayStation Mobile on devices that run Android 4.4.3 or newer and some select features, such as store access and re-downloading content, might become “broken”. The company will only continue to cater for those supported devices that run Android 4.4.2 KitKat or any of its older iterations.

PlayStation Mobile allows PlayStation content to be downloaded and played on compatible, PlayStation-certified devices, such as a whole pleiad of Xperia smartphones, as well as select HTC representatives. Sony even removed the publishing fee that allegedly prevented certain game developers from releasing their titles on PlayStation Mobile.

Although this might have come like a bolt out of the blue for some, this move was not unexpected – Sony is currently prepping its PlayStation Now service and this probably has a lot to do with the dropped support for PlayStation Mobile. PlayStation Now, which is nothing but a cloud gaming service, got demoed back at CES 2014 and is expected to arrive sometime this summer.

source: Sony via XperiaBlog

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7 Comments

1. vincelongman

Posts: 5601; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

PS Now would definitely make me want a Sony tablet Also hopefully Sony reduces the PS Now prices as well

2. Fuego84

Posts: 357; Member since: May 13, 2012

Sony tablet? Why not a gaming oriented tablet like Nvidia shield $299-$399 16gb w/Sdcard slot- 32g w/Sdcard slot.

3. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

+1 for nvidia shield. you have a powerfull tablet AND very nest pc game ports like hl2 and more to come when the tablet will be popular.

5. vincelongman

Posts: 5601; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I dont really need a tablet The Shield tablet is awesome, but I have a ultrabook for streaming PC games on the go A Sony tablet with PS Now would be cool since I dont own a PS4/3, so I could play some PS4/3 games using PS Now

4. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

It was a pretty cool thing, buy on your PlayStation and play on everything. Too bad the only device I had that it worked with was my vita

6. legend1

Posts: 104; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Sony should release a new xperia play enough with it it's been 3 years

7. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

+1 that's right they shoul have a successor for Xperia play. When they introduce this mobile I'm awe with because I know that play station quality game would be possible to that device . Didn't buy the Xperia play 1st gen cause I know it's still a prototype so I'm sti waiting of its succesor. If Sony will continue on it.

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