Forum for Xperia open devices now available

If you’ve got an AOSP build issue, a question about custom ROMs, or you just want to help other community developers using open devices, we now have a forum available for these topics. The Open Devices community is where you can discuss open source issues, and ask (or answer) open device development-related questions. Read more after the jump.

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Forum for Xperia open devices now available

SmartEyeglass shows past and present in Japanese city struck by earthquake and tsunami in 2011

The city of Natori in Japan was severely damaged by the tsunami following the big earthquake in 2011. To share some hope to this city struck by hardship, students at the Miyagi Nogyo High School came up with the idea of the Natori AR Hope Tour, which took place last weekend. During this tour, visitors to the ongoing UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction got to experience the past and present of Natori city by using SmartEyeglass and a custom made augmented reality (AR) app.

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SmartEyeglass shows past and present in Japanese city struck by earthquake and tsunami in 2011

Learn how to calculate calories and daily totals with new Lifelog API guides

Today we’re updating the Lifelog API with two new guides, which can help you turn data into valuable insight for your users. With these new guides, you can now learn how to calculate daily totals from the values returned from the API, and how to turn energy expenditure data into calories burned.

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Learn how to calculate calories and daily totals with new Lifelog API guides

Final call: MESH Indiegogo-campaign ends this week [new video]

Sony’s MESH DIY creative kit is getting close to the deadline of its Indiegogo campaign, and to highlight this, we created a new, inspirational demo video. MESH is an easy-to-use, creative DIY platform that lets you make your own inventions in just minutes, and it consists of a Canvas app and a multiple hardware tags which include different functionalities. With the Canvas app, you can set up communication and mechanics between devices within minutes. If you’re as intrigued as we are by this project, head over to the MESH Indiegogo campaign page to support this campaign.

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Final call: MESH Indiegogo-campaign ends this week [new video]

Sony <3 openness

Don't miss out when Alin Jerpelea and the Open Device team add new devices, software versions or instructions related to AOSP.

Announcing Xperia Z4 Tablet, waterproof with 10.1” 2K display and octa-core processor

Today we’ve announced the world’s lightest and slimmest 10” tablet* – Xperia Z4 Tablet. Thanks to a bright 10.1 inch 2K display and long battery life (up to 17 hours of video playback), the Xperia Z4 Tablet is a powerful Android tablet that delivers all the portable performance you need for an entertaining and busy lifestyle. Read on for all the specs on Xperia Z4 Tablet.

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Announcing Xperia Z4 Tablet, waterproof with 10.1” 2K display and octa-core processor

Presenting Xperia M4 Aqua, a waterproof smartphone with octa-core processor

Today we’re introducing Xperia M4 Aqua – a smartphone bringing Sony’s leadership in camera, design, battery and performance to an accessible price point. Xperia M4 Aqua features a 13MP rear camera, octa-core CPU, 4G LTE and is waterproof*. Read on for all the specs on Xperia M4 Aqua.

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Presenting Xperia M4 Aqua, a waterproof smartphone with octa-core processor

Presenting Xperia E4g, with 4G LTE connectivity and dual SIM version [video]

Earlier this month, we introduced Xperia E4; the affordable, easy-to-use smartphone with great battery life – in a quality Sony design. Now, we’ve unveiled the new Xperia E2-iii smartphone, offering the same ease-of-use and powerful battery performance – with speedy 4G LTE connectivity. Xperia E4g features a 4.7” display, 5MP main camera, quad-core 1.5GHz processor, and runs Android 4.4.4 (KitKat). Read on for all the specs on Xperia E4g.

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Presenting Xperia E4g, with 4G LTE connectivity and dual SIM version [video]

Could you be our next hero open source developer?

As we have previously mentioned, functionalities like Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS, audio, and full device encryption can now be built from open source code for devices supported in our AOSP for Xperia project. This is thanks to the efforts from you open source community developers. You are all heroes to us, and to acknowledge your work, we want to salute those of you who contribute most to our AOSP projects.

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Could you be our next hero open source developer?

Augmented reality made possible

Learn how to develop apps with the new SmartEyeglass SDK.

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