Sony Ericsson will be at this year’s Uplinq 2011 Conference in sunny San Diego, California. Hosted by Qualcomm, Uplinq brings together developers and publishers, device makers, OS and technology providers, and network operators to foster innovation within the wireless ecosystem. Along with a Mobile Innovations Showcase booth (#108) on the exhibit floor, Sony Ericsson will be part of the opening keynote speech and a speaker session, as well as the lead presenter for a lab session and breakout workshop.
Sony Ericsson is excited to be a co-sponsor of the Glu 500Gs 3D Social Mobile Development Contest. Through the partnership with Glu and Unity, we see this as an opportunity to reach indie developers and get to know about innovative and great games. Developers who have winning games that are optimized for the Xperia™ PLAY will also receive a device of their own, and their games will automatically be included in Sony Ericsson’s “Stand out from the crowd” marketing program. Plus, winning games will then be further promoted in Xperia™ PLAY devices through a Game Recommender application, and may be featured in various marketing channels.
Do you want to maximise the quality of the Android™ games that you develop for Xperia™ devices such as Xperia™ PLAY? Developer World has documented a core set of recommendations to keep in mind when developing Android games for Xperia™ devices. By following the recommendations, you can ensure a consistent level of quality in the games you develop for these devices.
As you might have noticed, yesterday we released our new Developer World front page, where we have merged our blog with the normal developer news flow. By doing this, we hope that it will be easier to find all the developer-related information from Sony Ericsson in one place.
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Today Sony Ericsson introduces the new Xperia™ mini and Xperia™ mini pro, the latest additions to the Xperia™ family. These compact yet powerful smartphones features HD video recording and a full integration of Facebook throughout the phones. Xperia™ mini and Xperia™ mini pro are powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon™ processor, and run the latest platform of Google’s Android™ – Gingerbread 2.3. Furthermore, they both integrate best-in-class imaging and display technology from Sony, including Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine.
Sony Ericsson has previously communicated that we did not plan for any further upgrades of the Xperia™ X10 beyond Android 2.1 Éclair. This was correct at the time, but it has now changed and we plan to bring an upgrade to Android™ Gingerbread for generic trade kits of the Xperia™ X10 at the end Q2 or early Q3 this year. We have simply listened to our consumers, and the development of the software for our new 2011 range of Xperia™ phones gave us a solution that made it possible to deliver Android™ Gingerbread on Xperia™ X10.
Digital Chocolate, a leader in social games across growing platforms, recently announced the launch of three premium games for Xperia™ PLAY, Sony Ericsson’s revolutionary Android™ smartphone. Among the games that Digital Chocolate will make available are Rollercoaster Revolution™ 99 Tracks, Tower Bloxx™: My City, and Millionare City™. The releases represent Digital Chocolate’s strategy to pursue social gaming on mobile, and Sony Ericsson is pleased to work together to offer a unique gaming experience with these titles on the Xperia™ PLAY.
- Read the official Digital Chocolate press release >>>
- Read more about the Xperia™ PLAY on Sony Ericsson Developer World>>>
- Learn more about the Xperia™ PLAY on consumer website>>>
Sony Ericsson and Major League Gaming (MLG), the world’s largest professional video game league and provider of cross-platform online videogame competition, recently announced a partnership that makes the Xperia™ PLAY the official mobile device of Major League Gaming. The new partnership allows MLG to showcase the capabilities of the Xperia™ PLAY through product demos, game challenges and giveaways. Developers will also benefit from the potential of a new audience to connect and test games with, given MLG’s highly engaged, community of gamers.
Sony Ericsson and Havok have announced the availability of Havok’s product suite to Android developers, optimized for the Sony Ericsson’s revolutionary Xperia™ PLAY. Havok reigns as the preferred tools and interactive software partner to the world’s best developers. As part of its overall support for the Android platform, Havok has a build of its product line optimised for the Xperia™ PLAY that is ready for licensing by Android developers.
Check out a demo video after the jump!