First new firmware in months is certified for the Xperia PLAY [4.1.H.0.23]

by XB on 14th December 2012

in Firmware, Xperia PLAY

The Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY has had a bit of a raw deal when it comes to official firmware updates. It was the only Xperia handset from the 2011 stable to not receive the Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich update, due to fears it would affect the gaming experience. Fast forward to today and the first new firmware in months has just been certified for the Xperia PLAY.

Well in fact, two firmware branches have been certified. The first is version number 4.0.2.A.0.79, which is likely to be another Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread firmware. The second is more intriguing, firmware version 4.1.H.0.23. This firmware is unlike any other branch released before (we’ve not seen any 4.1.H.X.XX firmware before this).

The phantom ICS firmware that was never released for the Xperia PLAY was version number 4.1.B.0.431. As this new firmware begins with 4.1.X.X.XX, could the ICS update finally be hitting the Xperia PLAY? Maybe, maybe not. Sony could be planning to release this firmware as an optional update, or it could be something else entirely. Either way, it’s nice to see that new firmware is at least a possibility for the handset that received the biggest marketing push from Sony Ericsson in 2011.

Xperia PLAY firmware

  • Keon Fraites

    What a jump I honestly thought Sony killed xperia play nice comback o.o

  • well , SONY love to surprise their customer .
    just wait and see then .


  • OMG , what is Sony doing ? did they keep all firmwares somewhere ? and released them at the same time ? …. nice done

  • Norio24

    Ok Sony ! The Xperia S should be next !

  • Keon Fraites

    I keep refreshing the page because of how quick these news are releasing lol I hope to see Xperia S firmware update

  • CrzyAzn06

    Note that this does not include Verizon’s Xperia Play (R800x).

  • to make the servers overloaded of course .
    and so everyone can’t update their phone .
    LOL !

  • Jerry Berglund

    Ok, now its only Xperia S left in the game. It kinda feels like its next now. Perhaps is a lil xmasgift. :-) And JB lol

  • ghost

    xperia sx firmware has been certified dam!! sony you have been busy

  • Since CynaogenMod 9.1 FXP151 will be realeased in 2 days (and it will be 100% perfect), this is totally useless…

  • i’m gamer


    i like it .

    sony, time to enter the xperia play 2 , we are so excited …

  • gederickson

    i think 4.1.h.x.x is ics beta

  • hmm, my guess is this could turn out that the Gingerbread update is just for the Verizon Version to fix the Google services communication bug, and that the ICS will be for the Xperia Play 4G and international versions. It is always possible that this won’t include the R800x of course.

  • FTW

    Perhaps Jelly Bean firmware.

  • Bill

    Bad news :I i have contracted sony mobile and guess what…an agent says that it most likely be a gingerbread :(…..but hope will die eventually last!

  • Norio24

    Me too i always check XperiaBlog every half hour to see if there is something new about XS

  • Its really hard to wait for update fpr my Xperia S :'(
    Hopw to get get JB soon.

  • So does this include r800at?????

  • Obama

    Yeah! man what a boring life. Hopefully the next-gen Xperia play sony will be use vitaOS instead android

  • Obama

    Hopefully the next-gen Xperia play Sony will be use the vitaOS instead of android.

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  • CM10! xda developers! :D

  • jag

    At last!! i’m gamer is happy about his xPLAY^^

  • the firmware is only maybe for the new production this month or for next year and maybe its just a GB.

  • Gabriel

    When will it be released in Brazil?

  • ps tablet

    dear playstation company, can u build a playstaton tablet with 10inches 21:9 screen form factor and hav a console lyk a gamepad(archos tablet) and u can sell it in red tag $700-1000. with parallel os(ps os/android or windows). im dreaming a quadcore a15 with 6xxseries power VR chipset. u can crush a market of samsung in 10inch tablet

  • Mar09

    How is this topic at this time in 2013? Is confirmed the release? or it was just a false hope?

  • Dryadearth

    I just wonder why Sony didn’t give us the possibility of doing the update and for those who weren’t satisfied by how it would work, then undo the update ad go back to the previous version…

  • Dryadearth

    I’m talking about ICS’ which was released for all the other models

  • god

    are you retarded?

  • Farhad Asemani

    Xperia Play 2
    Sony wake up

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