Develop Android TV and HTML5 apps for Sony TVs & home entertainment systems

Did you know that you can develop apps for many of Sony TVs and home entertainment systems, such as Blu-ray players, home theater systems and media players? Many of Sony’s latest devices come with HTML5 capable browsers, and from 2015, many TVs will support Android TV and be Google Cast-ready. At developer.sony.com, you can get an overview of all the developer opportunities available for Sony TV and home entertainment platforms.

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Develop Android TV and HTML5 apps for Sony TVs & home entertainment systems

Camera Remote API beta supports new features and cameras: QX1, DSC-QX30, A5100 & HDR-AZ1

Today we’re adding a set of exciting new features to the Camera Remote API beta, which allows you to develop mobile apps that can control cameras from Sony. The new API features include easy access to transferring images, remote playback and more for the new Lens-style Cameras QX1 and DSC-QX30, as well as for the HDR-AZ1 Action Cam Mini. In addition, the new A5100 also supports the API.

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Camera Remote API beta supports new features and cameras: QX1, DSC-QX30, A5100 & HDR-AZ1

The newest Sony SmartWear announced – SmartWatch 3 and SmartBand Talk [video]

Today we’re introducing the newest SmartWear accessories from Sony – SmartWatch 3 and SmartBand Talk. SmartWatch 3 is a combined state-of-the-art SmartWatch and life logging accessory powered by Android Wear. SmartBand Talk is a lifelogging SmartBand with curved display, call handling and voice control. Read on for the full specs of these new Sony SmartWear accessories.

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The newest Sony SmartWear announced – SmartWatch 3 and SmartBand Talk [video]

Xperia™ Z3, Xperia™ Z3 Compact & Xperia™ Z3 Tablet Compact announced [video]

Today, we’ve announced the new Xperia Z series flagship devices – Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. These premium devices feature the highest level of waterproofing, enhanced camera technology and apps, and our best audio quality and PS4 Remote Play*.

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Xperia™ Z3, Xperia™ Z3 Compact & Xperia™ Z3 Tablet Compact announced [video]

Announcing Xperia™ E3, with 4.5” IPS display, 5MP camera and dual SIM version

Today we’ve announced the Xperia E3, a fun and fast smartphone with a quality flagship design without an expensive price tag. The Xperia E3 features a 5MP camera with HDR, a 4.5” display with IPS for wide viewing angles, and is available in a dual SIM version. Get all the specs for Xperia E3 after the jump.

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Announcing Xperia™ E3, with 4.5” IPS display, 5MP camera and dual SIM version

Create clocks and widgets for SmartWatch 2

New APIs for SmartWatch 2 and Small Apps available in the updated add-on SDK from Sony.

How to rebuild kernels for flagship Xperia devices [tutorial]

Updated. Being the innermost part of the operating system, the kernel might be rebuilt by advanced developers to enable access to particular features and make modifications to the device. This tutorial will guide you through the process of how to rebuild a Linux kernel and flash it to the latest generation of Sony Xperia devices.

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How to rebuild kernels for flagship Xperia devices [tutorial]

Xperia™ M2 Aqua announced – an affordable, waterproof smartphone [video]

Today, we’ve announced the Sony Xperia M2 Aqua, which adds waterproof* technology to our existing Xperia M2 4G smartphone. As with its predecessor, Xperia M2 Aqua also features a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400 processor with quad-core 1.2 GHz CPUs, and Adreno 305 GPU. Xperia M2 Aqua also has support for 4G LTE, NFC, and ANT+, and runs Android 4.4 (KitKat). Read on for the full specs for Xperia M2 Aqua.

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Xperia™ M2 Aqua announced – an affordable, waterproof smartphone [video]

Learn about Developer World’s open source projects on GitHub [open source]

Do you know that Sony’s has a number of different types of open source projects available on the SonyXperiaDev GitHub? These projects range from our AOSP (Android Open Source Project) for Xperia devices, to open sourced developer tools such as ChkBugReport and research projects such as EvolutionUI. Read more about some of these projects in detail after the jump.

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Learn about Developer World’s open source projects on GitHub [open source]

Explore & discuss mobile innovation with us at xda:devcon 2014

The Sony Developer Program is excited to be part of this year’s xda:devcon in Manchester, UK, from the 26th to 28th of September. xda:devcon, run by XDA Developers, is all about taking this mobile developer collaborative forum for enthusiasts, hackers and developers from a virtual setting to a live experience.

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Explore & discuss mobile innovation with us at xda:devcon 2014

Sony’s Unlock boot loader service now improved

If you’re an open source developer working with custom ROMs and kernels, or if you’re part of the custom ROMs community, we have some great news for you. As yet another step in our strive for openness, our Unlock boot loader service is now re-launched with improved usability. It will now be easier to go through the steps it takes to unlock a device.

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Sony’s Unlock boot loader service now improved

Sony <3 openness

At Sony, we are constantly trying to support the open Android community - learn more about these initiatives to the right.

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