Introducing the first ”X” series smartphones – Xperia X, Xperia X Performance and Xperia XA featuring new camera and battery technology

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.

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Introducing the first ”X” series smartphones – Xperia X, Xperia X Performance and Xperia XA featuring new camera and battery technology

Work on the mainline kernel for open Xperia devices

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.

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Work on the mainline kernel for open Xperia devices

Guest Editor: APX Labs discuss Smart Glasses for Material Handling

This week, SmartEyeglass have a booth at CES, the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, featuring new demos and use cases. One of the demos is from APX Labs which uses SmartEyeglass as a heads up display with a wearable barcode scanner. We invited Jay Kim, the Chief Strategy Officer from APX Labs, to discuss the real benefit of smart glasses for material handling.

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Guest Editor: APX Labs discuss Smart Glasses for Material Handling

Recovery mode available on wider range of unlocked Xperia devices [video]

A few months ago, we announced the availability of recovery mode for a range of unlocked Xperia devices. Support for this feature is now available on previously unsupported, unlocked devices – Xperia Z3 Compact, Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, Xperia Z3, Xperia Z2 Tablet, and Xperia Z2. Find out more about how to use recovery mode for kernel development and troubleshooting after the jump.

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Recovery mode available on wider range of unlocked Xperia devices [video]

AOSP Android 6.0 Marshmallow resources & Xperia Z5 binaries added to Sony’s Open Device program [video]

Today, we’ve added Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) to all supported devices on our Open Device project. In addition, Xperia Z5 is also added to the program. As usual, you can access device configuration, software binaries and build guides through Sony’s Open Device program.

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AOSP Android 6.0 Marshmallow resources & Xperia Z5 binaries added to Sony’s Open Device program [video]

Theme Creator BETA updated with increased Lollipop support, easier previewing on device & faster publishing

Sony’s Theme Creator BETA tool gives you a quick and easy way to build custom themes for Xperia smartphones and tablets. The latest update of the tool, Theme Creator BETA 0.7.0, provides several enhancements – increased overall Lollipop support, more previews, update notifications, new templates, and much more. Read on for details on all the updates to the Theme Creator BETA tool.

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Theme Creator BETA updated with increased Lollipop support, easier previewing on device & faster publishing

Amazon Custom Resources open source project available on GitHub [open source]

Are you a DevOps engineer or a back-end server developer, working with Amazon Web Services? Then why not check out the latest addition to Sony’s open source project on GitHub Amazon Custom Resource GitHub project – see how it can help with simplifying server environments.

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Amazon Custom Resources open source project available on GitHub [open source]

SmartEyeglass used to enhance opera experiences with immersive Opera Touch SL service

The Opera Company of San Sebastian, Opus Lirica, has just announced it is first in line to use SmartEyeglass technology with Opera Touch SL to create a more immersive opera experience for its audiences. The service connects SmartEyeglass to a server to create a new cultural space where the Opera Touch system can provide subtitles, translations, artist info, current action, and even live scoring, to SmartEyeglass for an enhanced opera experience within your line of sight.

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SmartEyeglass used to enhance opera experiences with immersive Opera Touch SL service
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