Will you be in or close to southern Sweden by late April? Why not come and develop games at the Sony office on the weekend of Ludum Dare. Since 2002, Ludum Dare (Latin for “to give a game”) has been a game development competition where participants develop games from scratch in a single weekend, either online or at a hosted location. And this time you can meet and collaborate with other developers by joining the on-site hackathon at the Sony office in Lund, Sweden. Follow the instructions in the post to sign up.
Japan is a big market for Android devices, especially for Sony, since we are the number one Android vendor in Japan, and second largest overall. So it’s only fitting that we ramp up our developer support for these homegrown products, starting with the upcoming Android Bazaar and Conference (ABC) 2014, and later, the Tokyo gamelab Conference. ABC 2014, the country’s largest gathering of Android users and developers, takes place on the 21st of March at the Akihabara Crossfield in Tokyo.
Support engineer Marlin Liew and the rest of the developer support crew here at Sony takes pride in helping app and game developers with any technical questions. Our developer support extends to all of our products – including mobile, tablets, cameras, and accessories – as well as our many tools and services – Sony Add-on SDK, Unlock boot loader, Flash tool for Xperia™, and much more. To make it easier to get the support you need, just head over to our Stack Overflow page, which Marlin and our team of Sony engineers scout daily for new questions. Read on to learn more about our Stack Overflow page, as well as how to post and tag your question.
Today marks the emergence of Sony’s best premium smartphone to date – the Xperia™ Z2, which features superior display, sound, camera, and camcorder in a waterproof* smartphone. Xperia Z2 features the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 801 processor MSM8974AB quad-core 2.3 GHz processor with 3GB RAM, and Adreno 330 GPU. It comes with a 5.2” Full HD TRILUMINOS™ Display with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels, Live Colour LED, 4K video capture, and Digital Noise Cancelling. The Xperia Z2 also supports 4G LTE, NFC, and ANT+, and will launch on Android 4.4 (KitKat). Get the full specs for Xperia Z2 after the jump.
Today, we’re introducing the Xperia™ Z2 Tablet, a slim, light, and waterproof* device that sets a new standard in tablet innovation. The Xperia Z2 Tablet features a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 801 processor MSM8974AB quad-core 2.3 GHz processor with 3GB RAM, and Adreno 330 GPU. It has a 10.1” Full HD TRILUMINOS™ Display with a WUXGA resolution of 1980×1200 pixels, Live Colour LED**, Front Surround™ Sound and Digital Noise Cancelling. The Xperia Z2 Tablet also includes support for LTE, NFC and ANT+, and will launch on Android 4.4 (KitKat). Read on for the full specs.
Today, we’re introducing the Sony Xperia™ M2, a 4G mid-range smartphone that offers premium entertainment and high quality technology. Xperia M2 features the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400 1.2 GHz quad-core processor with 1GB RAM, and Adreno 305 GPU. Xperia M2 also supports 4G LTE, NFC, and ANT+, and will launch on Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean MR2). Read on for the full specs and features.
If you’re a developer with an Android game that would work great with the DUALSHOCK®3 wireless controller, there’s still some time left to give us your suggestion and possibly score yourself a free controller to help with your development. And even if you’re not a developer, you can still suggest your favorite game. All you need to do is submit a link to the existing game on Google Play via this Developer World survey. Get more details after the jump.
We recently showed you how to add Xperia device support for the DUALSHOCK3 wireless controller into your Android™ game, which can be implemented using standard Android APIs. And when we caught word of an indie studio that was able to add DUALSHOCK3 wireless controller support in a relatively short amount of time, we had to get the story. Read on to learn about Nicoll Hunt of I Fight Bears, how he added wireless controller support to his award-winning game, FIST OF AWESOME, and tips and tricks he recommends for easily adding support to your own game.
If you’ve played FIST OF AWESOME, Gunman Clive, or The Bard’s Tale, you may have noticed that these Android games are all optimised for use with DUALSHOCK®3 wireless controller. We’d like to see more games with controller support, which is why we’re kicking off the DUALSHOCK3 wireless controller initiative. So let us know if you own a game, or have a favorite game, that would work great with a DUALSHOCK®3 wireless controller, and we may send you one to help you get your controller development started. Read on for more details.
Today we’ve announced the Sony Xperia T2 Ultra, a large-screen smartphone that delivers the best of Sony’s imaging and display technologies. Xperia T2 Ultra features a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ MSM8928 Quad-core 1.4 GHz processor with 1GB of RAM, and Adreno 305 GPU. It has a 6” HD display with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels. Xperia T2 Ultra also includes support for LTE, NFC, and ANT+, and will launch on Android 4.3. Read the full post for the complete specs and features list.