We’re happy to announce that we’ve selected the Hero Open Source Developer for the months of September and October – David Viteri of Milan, Italy. Learn more about his contributions, and how you could be recognised, after the jump.
We’re happy to say that the AOSP device configurations for the Open Devices program have been updated. The new configurations allow for an improved camera in supported devices in the Xperia X series as well as the Xperia Z4 tablet and Xperia Z5. Check out the Open Devices camera video and read more about the improvements made. Make sure to note that this camera is not run on official Sony software.
You can now sign up for the Smart Tennis Sensor SDK to get started developing your customized apps. Once mounted on your tennis racket, the Smart Tennis Sensor records data about all your shots during a tennis game. With the SDK you can access, analyze and present this data in real-time such as stroke type, swing speed, ball spin, and more. Sign up here to get started.
Based on a community request, we created a simple instructional video showing how to download and install the flash tool (EMMA). Watch the video here to learn more about Sony’s Open Device program.
We are happy to announce that the latest Hero Developer title has been awarded to Adrian Dubuc-Caldirac for creating the init_sony project, which provides a way to access recovery mode on the Sony AOSP devices. Read more about Adrian and learn how you could become the next Hero Developer after the jump.
We’re happy to announce that there is a new white paper available for Sony’s Smart Tennis Sensor. The Smart Tennis Sensor plugs into the end of a racket handle and allows you to gather tennis data in real time while you are playing. This data is gathered in the Smart Tennis Sensor app, which was recently updated to allow the data to be exported as a CSV file for further analysis and presentation. Find out more about the Smart Tennis Sensor and download the white paper about the CSV file structure here.
The two latest members of the Xperia X series smartphones have been unveiled at IFA: Xperia XZ and the premium X Compact. The phones are driven by Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820 (Xperia XZ) and Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 650 (Xperia X Compact) processors and both feature a triple image sensing camera technology as well as new Battery Care. Read more about the new devices after the jump