It's not often we get to use the Epiic Fail picture twice in one week but Vodefone must like it considering what they have done. Yesterday reports were that Vodefone had their entire launch shipment of the Xperia Play stolen from some store in New Zealand. Well the cat is out of the bag and it turns out it was all fake. Bravo Vodafone.
Well now that the bad news regarding the Xperia Play, at least for our friends in New Zealand, is out of the way, there is some good news to report on as well. For all of us Android gamers here in the US, the Xperia Play on Verizon has finally gotten a pre-order and launch date along with some pricing to round it all off.
Well here is something you don't hear every day. According to their Facebook page, Vodafone in New Zealand has had their entire stock of Xperia Plays for use in the launch of the device down there stolen. Yes, you read that right. The entire stock of Xperia Play Android devices has been ripped off.
During Google I/O 2011 which just finished, word came out that there would be a Nexus 3 coming out by the end of this year. Also, Android's newest OS version, Ice Cream Sandwich, will also be coming out at around that time. Now we have nVidia's CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang, hinting that the Nexus 3 could also be quad-core.
Sony Ericsson's Android gaming device, the Xperia Play, has been out for a little bit now and with the ability to play games using the control pad, you would think people would be all for buying Playstation One games. Being a Playstation certified device comes with some benefits, sales apparently isn't one of them though... yet.
It's all over the place right now on Twitter, other news sites and Android sites. T-Mobile, thanks to LG, have dropped a double-header of dual-core deliciousness for Android gamers to choose from if you are on T-Mobile (or thinking about switching to them). The G2X and G-Slate have officially launched today.
Sprint and Earth 911 have teamed up to help deal with an environment burdened by electronic (as well as other) waste. The cellphone industry as well as the rest of disposable industries are no strangers to producing waste, with us replacing our devices every 6-12 months.
Think of a PSP with Android on it and you will basically have the initial design for a gaming platform being created by Yanko which, if it comes to light, would be a direct competitor with the Xperia Play. Granted Sony Ericsson has the backing of Sony and their Playstation games but Yanko would have the same benefit of gaming controls.
nVidia has just announced that they will be hosting three webinars for people interested in learning more about developing for Tegra Android devices. Naturally the basic theme around the webinars is in regards to creating high-performance graphics for use on the Tegra chipset but these webinars will be presented by other developers as well.
With the new launch of the Xperia Play around the world, and coming to the US shortly, we decided it would be best to continue to inform our readers that if they want to unlock the bootloader and gain full root access to their new device they can do so without any super special methods. If you are still interested feel free to read more.
The iControlPad is a Bluetooth controller that attaches onto your Android device to give you a full set of gaming controls. In the world of controls for Android, there isn't a whole lot to choose from. You have the Zeemote, iControlPad and the GameGripper. You also have apps to use other controls with like the WiiMote or PS3 controller.