With our open device program, we aim to provide a developer environment close to that of Nexus devices. In line with this, we now provide recovery mode for selected unlocked Xperia™ devices. We hope this will help push innovation and kernel development, since it is now easier to perform software debugging. Read on to find out what devices are supported and how to enable recovery mode.
In March, we released Theme Creator BETA, a tool that allows you to create professional-looking themes for Xperia™ devices. There has been a great interest in the tool, and we are thankful for all the feedback we have received through the Theme Creator forum. Today, there is a new version available, which includes enhanced features and extensive performance improvements. For example, you can now use any image editor you prefer to create your theme. Download Theme Creator BETA version 0.0.2 to get started right away.
The Developer World team is happy to announce the next set of hero open source developers who have made the most accepted commits to our projects on the SonyXperiaDev GitHub. During the months of March and April, David Viteri of Italy contributed the most to our projects, followed by Marin Spajić from Croatia. Read more about these hero open source developers and how you could become one of them, after the jump.
Today we’ve launched the Xperia C4, featuring a 5MP front camera, a full HD display, and superior performance. Xperia C4 has a 5.5” display, 13MP main camera, 5MP front-facing camera with wide-angle lens, and 64-bit Octa-core processor. Read on for all the specs for Xperia C4.
Are you interested in experiencing an interactive demo for SmartEyeglass, Sony’s augmented reality eyewear? Want to check out our latest Xperia devices and developer tools in person? If so, visit us at this year’s Droidcon Berlin from June 3-6, and check out all that Sony has to offer developers. Read more after the jump.
At last month’s Embedded Linux Conference, a technical conference for companies and developers using Linux in embedded products in San Jose, California, Tim Bird from Sony presented a topic on mainline integration of the Linux kernel. Get a recap of this session, download the presentation, and find out how this relates to our open source activities.
Have you created a theme using the new Theme Creator tool? Before publishing your theme, it’s important to verify that it works on as many devices as possible. With the Remote Device Lab (beta), which is a free web service, you can test your theme on real Xperia devices in order to it for a variety of different screen sizes, densities, and resolutions.
As of tomorrow, on March 27, SmartEyeglass Developer Edition SED-E1 will be available for sale in ten different countries. SmartEyeglass Developer Edition, first announced on February 17, is a binocular display enabling true augmented reality and unique hands-free use cases. Thanks to Sony’s unique holographic waveguide technology, SmartEyeglass comes with super-thin augmented reality lenses with high transparency and excellent brightness. Buy SmartEyeglass Developer Edition SED-E1 through Developer World as of tomorrow.
In October last year we launched Sony’s Remote Device Lab (beta), a free web service that allows you to test and verify your app on real Xperia devices. After each session the devices are factory reset, which means that you can safely try out your app on a variety of devices with different specifications. If you haven’t done so already, head over to Remote Device Lab (beta) to try it out. Read on to learn more about this service.