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Exclusive Android deals are an annoying fact we all have to deal with if we want contract phones. Vodafone has the Australian exclusive on the Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray, which goes on sale from September 28.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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In my review of the Xperia Play last week, I mentioned that Mark from our sibling gaming site Kotaku was not at all keen on the device. Given that the Xperia Play represents a relatively rare moment when the subject matter for Kotaku and Lifehacker collide, we figured it was worth going head-to-head to discuss the merits of what happens when an Android phone meets a Sony controller. Here's what went down.

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Sony Ericsson's Xperia Play combines an Android phone with a set of PlayStation-inspired controllers. I've been playing around with an early-release model and as someone who likes both Android and old-school, non-touch-screen gaming, I'm quite impressed so far.

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Sony Ericsson sent out an announcement this morning proclaiming that its X10, X10 mini and x10 mini pro handsets are all getting an over-the-air upgrade to a newer Android version, as well as some manufacturer enhancements you can download for yourself. That sounds great, but as always the devil is in the detail.