Today, we’ve added a new AOSP Marshmallow experimental platform to our Open Device program. This provides an opportunity to develop custom ROMs for Xperia devices based on the very latest AOSP branch. It also allows for the addition of the Xperia X to the Open Device program as well as compatibility with most other supported devices.
We are happy to announce March and April’s Hero Open Source Developer – Florent Revest, a computer science student in Toulouse, France. Florent has made a major contribution to the open source community by porting Tetra code into unified kernel. Learn more about what this means and how you can be named the next Hero Open Source Developer after the jump.
Opera Touch, one service using Sony’s SmartEyeglass, launched last month in Spain bringing augmented reality smart glasses to the opera. Read more in the blog post “Augmented reality at the opera with SmartEyeglass launched in Spain” at Sony Developer World.
The free Theme Creator tool from Sony, allows designers to easily create themes for Xperia™ devices. The latest version, Theme Creator 1.0.0 BETA comes with enhancements that include a simplified UI, clearer navigation and over 500 editable graphical resources. There’s also new tutorial videos to help you get started.
We’re excited to let you know about our upcoming public SDK, allowing the creation of AR effects for use with Sony’s own AR effect app on Xperia devices. The SDK should be available by the end of this month.