How to rebuild kernels for flagship Xperia devices [tutorial]

Being the innermost part of the operating system, the kernel might be rebuilt by advanced developers to enable access to particular features and make modifications to the device. This tutorial will guide you through the process of how to rebuild a Linux kernel and flash it to the latest generation of Sony Xperia devices.

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How to rebuild kernels for flagship Xperia devices [tutorial]

Xperia™ M2 Aqua announced – an affordable, waterproof smartphone [video]

Today, we’ve announced the Sony Xperia M2 Aqua, which adds waterproof* technology to our existing Xperia M2 4G smartphone. As with its predecessor, Xperia M2 Aqua also features a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400 processor with quad-core 1.2 GHz CPUs, and Adreno 305 GPU. Xperia M2 Aqua also has support for 4G LTE, NFC, and ANT+, and runs Android 4.4 (KitKat). Read on for the full specs for Xperia M2 Aqua.

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Xperia™ M2 Aqua announced – an affordable, waterproof smartphone [video]

Learn about Developer World’s open source projects on GitHub [open source]

Do you know that Sony’s has a number of different types of open source projects available on the SonyXperiaDev GitHub? These projects range from our AOSP (Android Open Source Project) for Xperia devices, to open sourced developer tools such as ChkBugReport and research projects such as EvolutionUI. Read more about some of these projects in detail after the jump.

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Learn about Developer World’s open source projects on GitHub [open source]

Explore & discuss mobile innovation with us at xda:devcon 2014

The Sony Developer Program is excited to be part of this year’s xda:devcon in Manchester, UK, from the 26th to 28th of September. xda:devcon, run by XDA Developers, is all about taking this mobile developer collaborative forum for enthusiasts, hackers and developers from a virtual setting to a live experience.

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Explore & discuss mobile innovation with us at xda:devcon 2014

Sony’s Unlock boot loader service now improved

If you’re an open source developer working with custom ROMs and kernels, or if you’re part of the custom ROMs community, we have some great news for you. As yet another step in our strive for openness, our Unlock boot loader service is now re-launched with improved usability. It will now be easier to go through the steps it takes to unlock a device.

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Sony’s Unlock boot loader service now improved

Discover the new Xperia™ devices

Get the facts about the latest smartphones, tablets and wearables from Sony.

Announcing Xperia™ C3, with 5.5” HD IPS display and dual SIM version [video]

Today we’ve announced the Xperia C3, Sony’s powerful PROselfie smartphone. The Xperia C3 features a 5MP wide-angle, front camera, weighs just 150g, has a screen resolution of 1280×720 pixels, and runs Android version 4.4 (KitKat). A dual SIM version of Xperia C3 is also available. Get all the specs for Xperia C3 after the jump.

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Announcing Xperia™ C3, with 5.5” HD IPS display and dual SIM version [video]

Understanding touch responsiveness – Touchscreen technology series 2

This is the second article in our touchscreen technology series. In our previous touch article, we explained the components of a touchscreen system and how these parts work to translate a touch input to graphical user feedback. In this article, we’ll continue with the topic of touch responsiveness, and explain the input lag that is experienced when using touch. Read on for more details.

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Understanding touch responsiveness – Touchscreen technology series 2

We heard you! Sony kernel sources now available on GitHub

Openness is important to Sony, and as a next step of our work in this area, we will now make Sony kernel copyleft sources for flagship devices available on the SonyXperiaDev GitHub. This is a long sought step for all of you open source developers who’ve been waiting for this to happen. We heard you, and now it’s done! More sources for other devices will be added over time.

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We heard you! Sony kernel sources now available on GitHub

Camera Remote API beta gets expanded API support, and HDR-AS20 gets added

Today the Camera Remote API beta, which lets you develop mobile apps to remotely control Sony cameras, has been updated with new API features for many cameras. The update makes it possible for many Alpha and Cyber-shot cameras to control focus mode, F number and shutter speed. The latest Sony Action Cameras on the other hand, will get access to interval still recording and steady mode. In addition, we’re adding support for the newly announced HDR-AS20, as well as the A7S and RX100 III, as previously mentioned. Get all the details, and learn how to get started on Sony Developer World (external link).

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Camera Remote API beta gets expanded API support, and HDR-AS20 gets added

Wearables developer Alexander “Azya” Zakharyan shares his secrets to SmartWatch 2 success

With the recent update to the SmartWatch 2 software, users are able to customise the watch face of SmartWatch 2. Better yet, the latest version of the Sony Add-on SDK gives you, as a developer, access to the Widget API, which allows you to develop clocks and widgets for the SmartWatch 2 watch face. To further inspire your wearables development, check out our interview with Alexander “Azya” Zakharyan who has increased downloads on Google Play by specialising in watch-related SmartWatch 2 apps.

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Wearables developer Alexander “Azya” Zakharyan shares his secrets to SmartWatch 2 success

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