We’re happy to announce the hero open source developer for the months of September and October – David Viteri of Italy. Since the start of the year, Developer World has recognised developer that have contributed to the most accepted commits to our SonyXperiaDev GitHub projects. David, who was previously the March-April hero open source developer, takes the honours again. Learn more about his efforts after the jump.
Sony has a lot to offer Android developers at this year’s Droidcon London, happening the 29th – 30th of October. Come to our session to learn how to customize your own Xperia smartphone with open source software. In our booth, get hands-on with our latest flagship series – the Xperia Z5. And try on SmartEyeglass, Sony’s binocular, see-through eyewear, which comes with an SDK to let you create your own augmented reality apps.
Sony’s Theme Creator BETA tool gives you a quick and easy way to build custom themes for Xperia smartphones and tablets. The latest update of the tool, Theme Creator BETA 0.7.0, provides several enhancements – increased overall Lollipop support, more previews, update notifications, new templates, and much more. Read on for details on all the updates to the Theme Creator BETA tool.
Today, we’ve unveiled the next-generation smartphone camera – Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact, along with the world’s first 4K1 smartphone2 Xperia Z5 Premium. Xperia Z5 features a 5.2” Full HD display, a 23MP main camera, and octa-core 64-bit processor. Xperia Z5 Compact shares the same flagship features in a hand-sized body. Xperia Z5 Premium is the ultimate smartphone featuring a 5.5” 4K Ultra HD display and 4K UHD upscaling technology. Read on for all the specs for Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact and Xperia Z5 Premium, plus additional videos for Xperia Z5 Compact and Xperia Z5 Premium.
Today, we’re introducing the next generation SmartBand 2, which features an advanced heart rate sensor, and provides notifications through vibration and color LEDs. SmartBand 2 is compatible with any device running Android 4.4 (KitKat) onwards and iOS 8.2. Get the full specs for SmartBand 2 after the jump.
Today, we’ve announced Xperia C5 Ultra and Xperia M5, two new smartphones joining our 2015 range of Xperia devices. Xperia C5 Ultra features an industry-first, twin 13MP front and rear camera, 6” Full HD display, and 1.7 GHz 64 bit Octa-core processor with 2GB RAM. The waterproof* Xperia M5 offers a 21.5MP rear camera, 5” Full HD display, and a 64-bit 2.0 GHz Octa-core processor with 3GB RAM. Read on for all the specs for Xperia C5 Ultra and Xperia M5.
If you missed out on the chance to get MESH as part of the Indiegogo campaign, not to worry! MESH, the creative, digital DIY kit for makers, has made the jump from concept project to released product, and it’s now available for purchase for Japan and U.S. customers. For details on MESH and how to buy a kit, read more after the jump.
Do you want to increase the potential reach for your app whilst improving the experience for international users? Then why not consider implementing support for bi-directional (BiDi) text This ensures that when the smartphone language uses a right-to-left language, such as Arabic, Hebrew or Persian, your app’s layout is also mirrored from right to left. Read on for instructions and guidelines for adding BiDi support to your app.