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Sony Dropping Support of PlayStation Mobile on Android Devices

by Ron Duwell | August 7, 2014August 7, 2014 4:30 pm PST

PlayStation Mobile

Sony has dropped plans to support the PlayStation Mobile initiative on Android devices from here on out. The company says that any Android device using Android 4.4.2 will still be able to use the service, but any phones or devices that update to 4.4.3 will not be guaranteed to play the games properly.

Newer Android devices will not have access to the PlayStation Mobile store, and the incoming Android L update will also cut access. In fact, Sony says that it won’t even be granting the PlayStation Certified tag to any more phones.

PlayStation Mobile was originally intended as an easy method to allow indie developers to put their experimental mobile games on on the PlayStation Vita. The cross-platform support with Google Play falls in line with what Sony has been actively pursuing with the PlayStation 4, PS Vita, and the entire PlayStation Network today.

No word on why Sony has canceled the PlayStation Mobile initiative. Chances are that so many indie games are easily appearing on the PS Vita that it ultimately doesn’t need it anymore.

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