Lower the power consumption in Xperia devices with the new sensor co-processor [video + code example]

Several of the latest Xperia devices, including Xperia Z2, feature a self-contained sensor co-processor. This sensor co-processor makes it possible to continuously collect data in the background, without using the main application processor. This will enable up to ten times lower power consumption when using always-on features in sensors, compared to a system without a sensor co-processor. Learn how to use this in your app!

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Lower the power consumption in Xperia devices with the new sensor co-processor [video + code example]

Xperia Themes: how it works and where to get it

Xperia Themes provide extensive options for you to personalise your Sony Xperia device. Several hundred interchangeable graphic elements are available for skinning, from icons and buttons, to different backgrounds and accent colours. Although the changes can be extensive with Xperia Themes, all the familiar controls and paths of the user interface are retained. Read on to learn more about Xperia Themes, and how we are taking this feature even further.

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Xperia Themes: how it works and where to get it

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Introducing Xperia™ E1 – the best smartphone in its class¹

Today, we’re introducing the Sony Xperia™ E1, an affordable Android™ 4.3 smartphone that is geared to surprise you with its premium credentials. Not only does the Xperia E1 embody Sony’s expertise in design, display, and performance, it also comes complete with a 100 dB speaker and ClearAudio+ and xLoud™ sound enhancements for a stunning listening experience. Uncover the complete specs and features of the new Sony Xperia E1, right after the jump!

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Introducing Xperia™ E1 – the best smartphone in its class¹

Create augmented reality apps with Wikitude Android SDK and Sony’s Camera Add-on API

With the Wikitude Android SDK and Sony’s Camera Add-on API, you can easily create stunning augmented reality experiences for the Xperia™ Z1 and Xperia™ Z1 Compact. It’s entirely up to you if you want to augment your magazine, implement a game, or display geo-content in the user’s vicinity like Wikitude Places does it. Learn how to start using augmented reality in your own apps, after the jump!

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Create augmented reality apps with Wikitude Android SDK and Sony’s Camera Add-on API

Introducing SmartBand, the innovative SmartWear from Sony

Have you looked for a healthier lifestyle, but always found yourself too busy to keep track of things? Today we’re introducing SmartBand, the first product in the Sony’s new SmartWear range that lets you record and capture everything you do – your movements, your communication, and your entertainment.

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Introducing SmartBand, the innovative SmartWear from Sony

Power management explained – Sony Xperia™ Z1 and Xperia™ Z Ultra

Did you know that Battery STAMINA Mode can extend the standby time of your Xperia device by more than four times? Not only we have updated it on Sony Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra, but we’ve also introduced a new, useful power management feature called Queue background data. Find out all the latest details about these features and more, right after the jump.

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Power management explained – Sony Xperia™ Z1 and Xperia™ Z Ultra

Developer interview: Getting the full scope with Sphere and Camera Add-on API

The Camera Add-on API is a new addition to the Sony Add-on SDK that lets you integrate your own camera applications into the camera app on Sony Xperia Z1. Developer World reached out to the developers behind Sphere, an app for shooting visually transcending 360º panoramas, to ask about their experience on how the 20MP camera of Xperia™ Z1 has complemented their app, and helped them gain extra exposure through the Camera Add-on API. Read more after the jump.

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Developer interview: Getting the full scope with Sphere and Camera Add-on API

How to provide your app users with maximum screen estate [tutorial]

With an increasing number of Android™ devices coming out with on-screen buttons, such as Sony Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra, it’s important that your app can offer a more immersive viewing experience by hiding essential UI elements. It’s really not that complicated – we’ll show you how you can provide your app users with maximum screen estate on devices running Android 4.3 or earlier versions, in our latest tutorial.

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How to provide your app users with maximum screen estate [tutorial]
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