Sony abandons PlayStation Mobile for Android


Sony, a technology Company announces that it will not support PlayStation Mobile for Android devices. The company stated PlayStation Certified devices running Android jellybean downwards will be able to access the service, contrary to devices on newer versions of android starting form Android KitKat and above. Speaking of newer versions of Android, that includes Android L, Sony has completely shut down PlayStation store access. You can have a clear view of how thing are in a chart that Sony designed in regard to this news.


Even so Sony promises to leave lines open for Android 4.2.2 to access the PlayStation store, there are no guarantees that users will enjoy this service for long time period.

The PlayStation Mobile initiative launched in 2012 with plans to seek out indie developers looking to bring experimental games to mobile certified devices. PlayStation’s Sarah Thomson was interviewed by foxes at Polygon about the Sony’s stand on this, she said that guidelines for Apple’s iTunes Store and Google Play for Android don’t necessarily apply to what Sony wanted to do with PlayStation Mobile.

“We’re looking for indies who are wanting to bring interesting, unique content to the platform,” Thomson says. “There are restrictions with iOS, where the platform is a lot more heavily policed or where it’s a little more conservative, or a little edgier, if you’re wanting to do something a little more experimental where publishers might not necessarily fund because it’s risky, that’s the kind of stuff we want to look at.

“That’s what really defines a platform, so that’s what we’re looking for.”

Sony is expected to give more details on this trend. Please stay around for updates since we will get back on this when they do.

Meanwhile, you can share your thoughts out, let us know if you will miss PlayStation on Android or not! Thanks in advance.

Via The Verge

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