Today we’ve announced the Xperia™ X, Xperia™ X Performance and Xperia™ XA, making up our new “X” series smartphones. All three devices feature increasingly advanced camera and battery technology, with the Xperia X and Xperia X Performance incorporating a 23MP rear camera and a 5” Full HD 1080p display. Each phone is powered to make the most of their advanced capabilities via the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 650 processor (Xperia X), the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820 processor (Xperia X Performance) and Mediatek Helio™ P10 (Xperia XA). We have also announced plans for a range of smart products aimed to make use of exciting technology such as machine learning and sensing.
We’ve just released new build guides on how to build Linux mainline kernel for Xperia devices and how to build a minimal version of Linux for Xperia devices. With these assets, you can experiment with IoT prototyping, or join the development of support for Xperia devices in the Linux kernel. Learn about this, and find out how the Open Device program got its start after the jump.
Sony has a lot to offer Android developers at this year’s Droidcon London, happening the 29th – 30th of October. Come to our session to learn how to customize your own Xperia smartphone with open source software. In our booth, get hands-on with our latest flagship series – the Xperia Z5. And try on SmartEyeglass, Sony’s binocular, see-through eyewear, which comes with an SDK to let you create your own augmented reality apps.
We have a new release of the SmartEyeglass SDK. This version, SmartEyeglass SDK v1.1, includes minor changes and fixes to sample projects. The SampleCamera project has been simplified for ease of use so you can find camera functionalities much better. If you’re a developer, use this sample project to kick-off development of your camera app for SmartEyeglass.
Today Rochester Optical has announced the official launch of their new prescription lens insert for SmartEyeglass. Another lens insert from Jins is already available on the Japanese market. The prescription lenses allow anyone who usually wears prescription glasses to use SmartEyeglass’ augmented reality display.
Today, we’ve unveiled the next-generation smartphone camera – Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact, along with the world’s first 4K1 smartphone2 Xperia Z5 Premium. Xperia Z5 features a 5.2” Full HD display, a 23MP main camera, and octa-core 64-bit processor. Xperia Z5 Compact shares the same flagship features in a hand-sized body. Xperia Z5 Premium is the ultimate smartphone featuring a 5.5” 4K Ultra HD display and 4K UHD upscaling technology. Read on for all the specs for Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact and Xperia Z5 Premium, plus additional videos for Xperia Z5 Compact and Xperia Z5 Premium.
Today, we’ve announced Xperia C5 Ultra and Xperia M5, two new smartphones joining our 2015 range of Xperia devices. Xperia C5 Ultra features an industry-first, twin 13MP front and rear camera, 6” Full HD display, and 1.7 GHz 64 bit Octa-core processor with 2GB RAM. The waterproof* Xperia M5 offers a 21.5MP rear camera, 5” Full HD display, and a 64-bit 2.0 GHz Octa-core processor with 3GB RAM. Read on for all the specs for Xperia C5 Ultra and Xperia M5.
Using Sony’s Theme Creator BETA tool you can easily create professional-looking themes for Xperia devices. With the latest version, Theme Creator BETA 0.0.3, you can now create themes for devices running Android 5.0 (Lollipop). This is something that we know many of you have been waiting for, and even though the Lollipop support is basic at this point we hope it’s useful to those who are keen to get started.
If you missed out on the chance to get MESH as part of the Indiegogo campaign, not to worry! MESH, the creative, digital DIY kit for makers, has made the jump from concept project to released product, and it’s now available for purchase for Japan and U.S. customers. For details on MESH and how to buy a kit, read more after the jump.