Sony contributes Runtime Resource Overlay framework to Android [code example]

Just recently, a new framework called Runtime Resource Overlay (RRO) was contributed by Sony to the Android code base. This framework provides the ability to replace application resources while the application is running, we currently use RRO for device customisation and to support Xperia Themes. In this article, Mårten Kongstad, Lead Developer of Runtime Resource Overlay, explains this new framework in detail.

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Sony contributes Runtime Resource Overlay framework to Android [code example]

Camera Remote API beta now includes more features for DSC-QX10 and DSC-QX100 Lens-Style Cameras

A couple of weeks back we told you about Sony’s Camera Remote API, and today we’re happy to announce that the DSC-QX10 and DSC-QX100 Lens-Style Cameras are receiving additional support for features like exposure mode, exposure compensation and ISO settings in the latest version of the Camera Remote API beta SDK. More than ten new camera settings have been added, and there’s new and updated iOS  and Android sample code projects. Click Read more to get all the details about the Camera Remote API beta at Sony Developer World (external link).

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Camera Remote API beta now includes more features for DSC-QX10 and DSC-QX100 Lens-Style Cameras

Introducing the Sony Enterprise SDK 3.0 – could you work with our SDK and become a Sony partner?

We’re happy to introduce the release of the Sony Enterprise SDK 3.0! This Enterprise SDK contains new features and relevant information required by Sony partners. It’s currently only available to selected Mobile Device Management (MDM) partners, who typically provide solutions for policy enforcement. We’re keen to provide the best MDM solutions and now we’re on the look-out for more potential partners. Could you be one of those? Read on to find out more.

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Introducing the Sony Enterprise SDK 3.0 – could you work with our SDK and become a Sony partner?

Sony submits “gadget” functionality to Firefox OS for evaluation [video]

Today Sony continued the Firefox OS evaluation started last year by submitting a widget-like functionality (we call it “gadgets”), which allows easy interaction with applications from the home screen. It is now uploaded to Bugzilla, where the Firefox OS community will evaluate and discuss if and how to integrate this functionality into Firefox OS.  Note that it’s still work in progress and you can influence how it will look like in the end.

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Sony submits “gadget” functionality to Firefox OS for evaluation [video]

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

The new Sony SmartEyeglass concept explained [video]

Imagine that you walk into an airport and instantly get directions to your check-in desk, or that you get scores and names of players displayed while watching a football game in real life. These are just some of the potential use cases of the new Sony SmartEyeglass concept, that’s currently available for preview at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Read on for technical details and more!

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The new Sony SmartEyeglass concept explained [video]

Sony’s best ever premium smartphone has arrived [video]

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.

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Sony’s best ever premium smartphone has arrived [video]

New Sony Xperia™ Z2 Tablet comes with 10.1” Full HD TRILUMINOS™ Display [video]

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.

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New Sony Xperia™ Z2 Tablet comes with 10.1” Full HD TRILUMINOS™ Display [video]

Introducing Xperia™ M2 – a 4G quad-core smartphone with 4.8” qHD display, 8MP camera & dual SIM version

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.

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Introducing Xperia™ M2 – a 4G quad-core smartphone with 4.8” qHD display, 8MP camera & dual SIM version

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
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