Sony has released beta edition Android Ice Cream Sandwich build for their Xperia Play smartphone.
The company said that they are looking for developers to test out these builds and report bugs and other issues.
After releasing the ICS beta ROM for three other Xperia™ smartphones a while back, we got a lot of requests from Xperia™ PLAY users that wanted to try out ICS. When it comes to Xperia™ PLAY, we do know that some games will need to be optimized to work fine with ICS. Of course, big parts of the work with games are already initiated, and we work close with several game partners on this. However, we would still like to get additional input from you, to get your opinion on how the content and games work on your Xperia PLAY.
Sony Xperia Play is not a regular smartphone model. It is a portable gaming machine that comes with hardware controls similar to handheld gaming consoles. It is good to see that Sony is proactively working with their customers to get ICS out for their Xperia devices.