Sony explains why DUALSHOCK 4 support on Concept firmware is tricky

by XB on 9th January 2017

in Accessories, Firmware


Sony Mobile’s recent Xperia X Concept firmware introduced the PlayStation Remote Play application, after much request from the community. However, whilst the application was once again supported, Sony said that there was no support for the DUALSHOCK 4 PlayStation 4 controller.

If you are wondering why Sony did not include DS4 support, you can check out the comment below from the Sony developers. Basically, to support the controller requires a number of changes to code that is frequently changed in the AOSP. This means that if it were supported, new releases would take longer, which kind of goes against the principle of the Concept firmware. The good news is that Sony are looking for a workaround, but this may take some time.

Sony explains why DUALSHOCK 4 support on Concept firmware is tricky

“The DS4 is a complex device with both analog and digital joysticks, buttons, a touch pad, accelerometers, gyroscope as well as vibrators for force feedback. To work correctly it requires some extensions to the Gamepad device in the Bluetooth’s HID (Human Interface Device) profile, both in the drivers as well as in the BT stack. This implementation is also performance sensitive, as lag or latency will kill the gaming experience.

“The changes to support DS4 are done in code that is quite frequently changed in AOSP by Google and others, which means that if included they would require a fair bit of attention each time we want to give you a new release. As one of the core principles of the Concept is the ability to update your software quickly, we have decided not to include DS4 support yet. We are looking at these changes to see if we can’t write them in a better way that would require less maintenance.”

  • Hideg Jenő Péter

    PS4 Dualschock controller it has touchpad (PS3 doesn’t it)
    This is good news stuff at all…
    But wait anyone tested PS3 Dualshock controller does work on Android 7.1.1 noguat (Yes, a Xperia X and Beta program with OS concept.)

  • Oscar Federico Wingartz

    How? I have my X in concept and DS3 support was dropped in 5.1.1 all of Android 5, 6, 7 only DS4 is supported

  • PRATHAMESH GOVEKAR

    My ZR supports DS3 on 5.1

  • Hideg Jenő Péter

    (*disappointed*)
    I thought, i was gonna use a DS3 on Xperia X Nougat 7.1.1
    Right now using Xperia SP (has supported DS3)
    I will buy a DS4 with Pendrive DS4 connects to PC (because steam has new supported 3rd party configuration controls in many games)

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  • Saeed

    Xperia Z3 need update to nougat :-(

  • Moisés

    Z3 has open gl 3.0 .. Google says it needs open gl 3.1 or vulkan.
    Sony cannot do anything about it, it is out of their reach.

  • razorg

    Yeah, unfortunately this friend here can not comprehend this apparently, keeps spamming here, and besides, Sony isn’t in charge of this website so they don’t even read the posts here..

  • imparanoic

    can you use a dual shock 4 touchpad on a xperia phone?

    I have a dual shock 4 (unopened) and z3 phone ( used only for emulation)

  • imparanoic

    also i wonder if the wireless audio works on dual shock 4 controller work on ps4 remote play with xperia phones? can the wireless audio jack be used for emulation or other android games

    i have dual shock 4 but it still unopened

  • Biancoceleste

    No, you can’t use the touchpad.

  • imparanoic

    thanks for the confirmation

  • SONY only

    Where is nougat update for Z3 Plus ?

    What the f*ck ?

  • Shehab Skull

    YEAH but at least they can push them the latest security patches and fix that ugly black statues bar in default themes !

  • Hideg Jenő Péter

    Sorry, I don’t have a Xperia X and DS4 neither.
    But I need confirm someone who working on DS4 with android 7.1.1 Xperia X
    And I’ll skip Xperia X Snapdragon 650 and straight to Snapdragon 835 Xperia devices (in 2017, September IFA Berlin)

  • Riffienkuningas666 .

    I was just thinking the same…

  • Bryan Grobmann

    December, december 2017 hahaha

  • Moisés

    Yeah… They should give security packs at least.

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