GearNuke: "PlayStation App has finally been updated to 1.70 and its new features are now officially detailed."
Update: This new update is finally out on Android. You can now update to this latest version on your Android device.
so it supports tablets officialy now? sweet
this could also mean that update is coming super soon, maybe tonight
what we need now is native PS store support on the app
dont play with my emotions
It is prob not Sonys fault its taking longer for the update to come through on Android, maybe App store approval procedures etc are more efficient in locking down and approving app updates?
No built in PSN store ?!
I Only wish the PlayStation app supported devices below Android 4.0, it's really lame they have such high requirements for it's use. I, and millions of others, are still on Gingerbread (and other versions below 4.0) which means I cannot use the app whatsoever until I spend a fortune to update to a new smartphone. Which aside from the monetary loss, means a loss of many other things as well. Money really isn't the biggest issue with me as is the features and hacks I get with Gingerbread. Such as Pdroid, which I patched into my firmware and it allows me to allow/deny all permissions of any app. And also many other root hacks that are only available on previous versions of android. Sony seems to be out of touch when it comes to the mobile smartphone department. And are no better than the money-grubbing Apple brand who comes out with a new iPhone more frequently than the annual COD game. Until illiterate computer users stop buying iPhones once or twice a year, this won't stop. And Google is really no better, those douchebags release new versions of android just about bi-yearly (trying to compete with Apple). Apphail and Google need to learn a thing or two about OS's... make one AND STICK WITH IT!! At least for longer than half a year, like maybe, oh I dunno... 10 years? Instead they treat smartphone OS's like Activision does with COD... release a new one each year because the morons will gobble it up. IT NEEDS TO STOP!!!!
technology advances quite alot, especially in the mobile phone industry. would you rather have the tech decline or not move forward just so you can benefit? if you really want one you would buy one, not come on a forum to cry. i am just saying, the more it updates the better for all of the industry, be it hardware or software.
@pheature Yes, tech does evolve, but do we really need a NEW OS every 6 monthes? Couldn't they just update the current OS for current phones? Are those even that new? Just to set an example, my 2011 Galaxy Mini/Fit (it's a S5570, don't really know which name each market uses) too could run a modded latest Android version, in fact I tried it and would work no sweat, even though the official latest version is not available for it... Minf you it's not just a little outdated, this was literally one of the cheapest Android phones back in 2011, so its specs are pretty humble. This says a lot about how much the whole smartphone tech is actually evolving, other than locking you out so you buy a new phone, there no reason to really lock later OS to specific models. OSes are not meant to be too demanding, why not leave it so anyone who can run it, left the spec checking for apps and other software? Tech could still evolve just fine and those who actually want to run demanding OSes would be still buying new, more capable hardware. Now, I wouldn't say stick with the same OS for 10 years either, but anything under 2 years is just money grabbing. By the looks of it, they could go on 4 or 5 years with the same OSes, just updating it, and this wouldn't mean slowing technology down.
I don't have an Iphone, Sony. Update the android devices.
What version is the Android app?
1.60.5 is the current Android version.
@MysticStrummer "What version is the Android app?" you need just Android 4.0 or Higher in Android the ps store connects to the web, but you can still access the store inside the App. i have been using the App for several Months, on my Phone and Tablet both by the way (non) Sony made so on my Kyocera: Torque and Posofix Tab the App run flawless. i loaded it also on a buddy's cheap Pay as you go smartphone on a trac phone no less and the same works flawlessly on it to. I found if the smartphone has system of Arm 7 CPU or Cortex A9 or Multi-core , 512 MB of system ram or higher and an Adreno 205 or Mali 400 GPU or Higher GPU it runs very well. So even some older smartphones even on cheap pay as you go can run the app and quite well , since it also allows you direct connect to the PS4, allows you to send voice msg's for PS4 user's and txt for PS3 user's to see, pic sending, see trophys send friend requests..its a very robust App for social networks for the Playstation platform. this is of course as of ver 1.60.5
+bub for helpful to both!
@joe my EVO 4G wii max with gingerbread 2.5.345 or something ran it just fine with the single core 1 Hz and 512mgs. I had to get apk but it ran it.
Self Centered Bastard! I'm eagerly awaiting it too tho lol
Go ahead. Give it to iOS first. I don't care. *Looks at Sony Xperia TL*
It is weird they would update the IOS version first, considering most, if not all, runs on Android. I am waiting on the Xperia Z2. That phone is sick.
Same here, contract on my 5h1tty S3 runs out in August, looking to get the Z2.
Im geting the z2 too luckily im in canada and we get it in a week im super excited :)
Typing this on my Z2 as we speak! It's a big ass phone but it is awesome!
The ios would be faster to update since it's less complicated,there's several flavors of android on different devices.android isn't unified like ios is so that's a good benefit of it but that galaxy s5 looks good though.
maybe it has to be approval process on both ends? Just a thought.. And my opinion this update doesn't add much and still needs aA TON of work... I have the iOS version btw... Just my thoughts.
Im still rocking the Z1, seeing the Z2 does make me jealous, im a sucker for new tech.
Yeah the Z2 is awesome and to those that have one already and or getting one soon in Canada....I'm so jealous! I do have a Galaxy Note 3 now, but I want the premium glass front and back feel, plus the water proof feature of the Xperia Z2. So the size isn't a problem for me at all and can't wait to own one. It would look lovely sitting next to my PS4 and KDL-55W900A TV :) To those that own one, how is the screen size compared to the Note 3? Is it noticeably smaller?
Why is there a samsung galaxy S4 photo on an iOS post?
Android over here no update for me :/
Waiting for the update On Android. Ironically the OS Sony makes devices for, but will give the update later that iOS. Lol I'm just making entitled spoiled kid noise right now, don't mind me.
Nice just changed my picture. I really can't see why we can't change our gamertag. Maybe in the future.
Your picture only changed for the profile on your phone app not on the PSN/SEN, you'll still appear with your psn avatar for everyone sadly -.-''
Wrong. Your changed photo is displayed for anyone you've exchanged "real name" requests with.
My friends can see it. But I get what you mean, it's a shame that everyone can't see it.
Will we ever be able to use the ps app to fully control the ps4 and use it as a remote? That would be very nice
Now even phones are getting the 1.70 update before the PS4...*Sigh* . . . . . XD
The Playstation App is AWESOME!! I just switched from iPhone to Samsung, and the app is just as good, and even larger! ;p (on larger screen)
If any people have trouble getting the android app because of those shitty geographical reasons, you can either get the app through 1mobile or download the .apk off the web.
@AceBlazer13 "If any people have trouble getting the android app because of those shitty geographical reasons, you can either get the app through 1mobile or download the .apk off the web." that or use Astro file Manager "backup apk function" load to Dropbox or google drive and side load the Apk, or send it to another phone by bluetooth/grin
Built in PSN store needs to happen in the next big update.
Is it available on the Windows Store? I own a Surface....
Even with the update it still won't let me log in. Keeps saying, "The sing-in ID (e-mail address) or password is incorrect." It worked the first time I used the app but it hasn't since. I don't get it.
Nice update! First change I noticed is it's scaled to fit my iPad now.
eh ps app on phone is kinda pointless to me
Is the 1.70 the one update to update them all Sony machines?
i still cant connect to my ps4 with my iphone or tablet to use it as a second screen!
hoping we see a built in store soon for the app, only reason i dont use the app. if i could use the app to buy directly from the psn that would be awesome.
I must be the loser who own windows phone still D:
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