Every two months we acknowledge the person who has submitted the most accepted commits to our AOSP for Xperia devices, as our hero open source developer. Today, we are happy to announce that Dutch developer Erik Castricum has been selected as Sony Mobile’s hero open source developer for the period July–August. Read on about Erik, our open source projects, and how you can become the next hero open source developer.
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.
As an app developer, you can retrieve sensor data from SmartBand 2 using standard sets of APIs for Android and iOS platforms. Depending on the platform you are developing for, you can use Sony’s Lifelog API, Google Fit APIs or Apple’s HealthKit. You can then analyse and process the sensor data to provide useful insights and visualizations that can help your users live a healthier lifestyle.
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.
Sony and VerbaVoice are collaborating on a project to provide live audio transcriptions and translations on SmartEyeglass. VerbaVoice, a company providing accessibility services through technology, have created an app, LiveCap, which converts speech into text and, also, provides language translations. These captions are superimposed on the SmartEyeglass. If you wear the SmartEyeglass at a speaker event, you could receive the speech as text on your SmartEyeglass, or even translated into a language you can understand.
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 have released a brand new Theme Portal web page where users can find a wide range of themes for their Xperia™ devices. And if you’re a theme designer, you can get your theme added to the site to make it easier to find. Read on to learn about the Theme Portal and how to submit your theme!
Drone Control, the new drone controlling app from Sony, was released as open source today for Xperia™ devices and SmartEyeglass. The app works with Parrot drones to get real time flight data and battery life info, for example, superimposed on SmartEyeglass for an augmented reality (AR) experience.
Today, we’re introducing the next generation SmartBand 2, which features an advanced heart rate sensor, and provides notifications through vibration and color LEDs. SmartBand 2 is compatible with any device running Android 4.4 (KitKat) onwards and iOS 8.2. Get the full specs for SmartBand 2 after the jump.
Today the flagship devices Xperia Z3+, Xperia Z4 Tablet, and Xperia Z4 Tablet WiFi have been added to our Open Device project. With this addition, it is now possible for developers to build AOSP versions for the first Xperia devices based on the 64-bit Qualcomm© Snapdragon 810 processor.