Android1Sony Japan recently announced that the PlayStation Mobile app for Android will not support mobile devices running Android 4.4.3 KitKat and above. PlayStation Mobile was developed to promote obscure indie games that are not in the Google Play store.

The announcement also mentioned that the re-downloading of purchased games and apps from the PlayStation Store would depend on the Android handset manufacturers. PlayStation Mobile will not be available for Android L devices or higher, and previous PlayStation certified handsets from HTC, Sharp and several others might not properly support PlayStation Mobile games and applications.

One point Sony did not mention is the closure of the platform. However, it is clear that the company will no longer support future devices and is stopping development of games and apps. Sony is encouraging these developers to start creating games for the PlayStation Vita and Vita TV. Not surprisingly, Sony is launching its latest version of the PlayStation Vita in India in September 2014. The PlayStation Vita was first introduced to the United States market in May 2014.

In addition to phasing out PlayStation Mobile, Sony has also confirmed that production of the PRS-T3 eBook reader will cease. The company has confirmed that they do not have any future plans to develop a successor. Sony’s eBook Reader Store closed in Australia and Europe in May shortly after pulling out of the North American market. The closure of this store came after the company could not find a large enough market for the product.

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