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Sony Cuts PlayStation Mobile for Android

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Aug 6, 2014, 7:36 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Sony today said it won't support PlayStation Mobile for Android moving forward. PlayStation Mobile gave select Sony Android handsets access to old PSOne titles in addition to those developed specifically for PS Mobile. According to Sony, PlayStation Certified devices running Android 4.4.2 and below will continue to be able to access the service. Devices running Android 4.4.3 and up will be able to access it, but may run into compatibility and performance issues. Devices running Android Release L (which is not yet available) won't be able to access PlayStation Mobile at all. Sony said it won't grant PlayStation Certified status to any more devices. Separately, Sony also announced plans to exit the e-reader market. It cited its inability to compete with devices such as the Amazon Kindle as playing a role in the decision.

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Aug 6, 2014, 5:23 PM

Limited devices lead to limited sales

PlayStation Mobile only worked on a handful of devices (at first Sony phones, then HTC jumped in). If it could have worked on any phone they would have seen more success. Even negotiating carrier billing would have been a win. Instead the only device I ever owned that was compatible was the PlayStation Vita, and why would I not use the Vita store instead of the mobile store
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