GLONASS support in our latest Xperia™ phones

Heard of GLONASS? It’s a Russian radio-based satellite navigation system that both complements and provides an alternative to GPS. GLONASS is fully supported in Xperia S, and any Xperia™ device with a Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 or S3 processor and the latest software is capable of supporting GLONASS!  In this article, Magnus Persson from Sony Ericsson explains more about how GLONASS improves positioning and how you can incorporate this feature into your own apps. Read more after the jump.

***May 15, 2013 Note: The list of GLONASS-supported Xperia™ phones is updated.

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GLONASS support in our latest Xperia™ phones

Do you know of all the developer services in the Sony family?

As more and more of Sony services and technologies come integrated into our portfolio of Xperia™ devices, the natural step for us in the Sony Ericsson Developer Program is to also bridge this to our developer community. The Sony Tablet™ S™, Sony Tablet™ P, and Sony Internet TV powered by Google TV™ are devices from Sony running Android™ and allow developers to innovate on top of these platforms. In this article, we will introduce you to Sony’s developer services. Read more after the jump.

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Do you know of all the developer services in the Sony family?

Xperia™ acro HD and Xperia™ NX announced for the Japanese market

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On the 10th of January, we announced four new Xperia™ smartphones – Xperia™ ion, Xperia™ S, Xperia™ acro HD and Xperia™ NX. This article aims to give you some more details on the last two, Xperia™ acro HD and Xperia™ NX.  Xperia™ acro HD is the follow-up to Xperia acro with popular Japan-specific features including Mobile Wallet via Felica and Mobile TV. Xperia™ NX is a variant of Xperia™ S for the Japanese market. Both will be available in Japan from this spring. Read more after the jump.

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Xperia™ acro HD and Xperia™ NX announced for the Japanese market

The family of Xperia™ phones supporting ANT+ is growing

When we announced the Xperia™ S the other day (and the Xperia™ ion on the US market), it also meant we added new devices to the family of Xperia™ phones supporting ANT+. ANT+ is a wireless personal network protocol mainly designed for gathering and transfer of sensor data, and it has become especially popular within the sports and health industry. Yesterday Dynastream (the company behind ANT+) announced an ANT+ emulator for Android™, which means it is now possible to develop ANT+ apps using just the Android™ device emulator, and an ANT USB stick plugged into a PC. Find out more after the jump!

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The family of Xperia™ phones supporting ANT+ is growing

The first Xperia™ smartphone supporting LTE

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A few days ago we announced the Xperia™ ion, our first LTE smartphone, for the U.S. market. But what benefits does LTE really add? When will it come to the rest of the world? And what are the LTE-related specs for Xperia™ ion? In this article, we will introduce LTE and share some important facts about Xperia™ ion, and provide useful links where you can dig deeper into LTE. Find out the full story after the jump.

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The first Xperia™ smartphone supporting LTE

Create clocks and widgets for SmartWatch 2

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

NFC-support in new Xperia™ devices

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Yesterday we announced the new Xperia™ S and the Xperia™ SmartTags, as well as the Xperia™ ion for the US market. This marks an exciting new era, as these are the first Xperia™ devices supporting NFC. But what is really NFC? Surely you’ve heard about it, and know it’s expected to be widely used in the future. But how does it work, and how will it be used? In this article, you will get to know more about the technology, some of the use cases and how we will work with NFC initially.

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NFC-support in new Xperia™ devices

Announcing our new flagship smartphone, the Xperia™ S

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Today we announced the new Xperia™ S, our new flagship smartphone and the first of the new Xperia NXT series. This stunning Android™ smartphone boasts a 1.5 GHz dual core, 1 GB RAM, 4.3-inch 720×1280 resolution reality display, 12 MP camera with Exmor R™ mobile, NFC, and much more! Read more after the jump.

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Announcing our new flagship smartphone, the Xperia™ S

New Smart Extras™ announced, and a new SDK to create apps for them

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Today we’re announcing a couple of useful Smart Extras™, namely the SmartWatch and the Smart Wireless Headset pro. And for all of you developers out there, we’ve created a brand new Sony Add-on SDK, which enables you to create or adapt apps to work with these two new accessories!

SmartWatch is a micro display for Android™ smartphones, to wirelessly and discreetly access calls, messages and applications. Smart Wireless Headset pro is a Bluetooth™ stereo headset that also works as a standalone MP3 player and FM radio when apart from the phone.

Learn more about the new Smart Extras™ and the Smart Extension SDK after the jump!

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New Smart Extras™ announced, and a new SDK to create apps for them

Introducing Xperia™ ion – our first LTE smartphone for the U.S. market

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We’re excited to announce the release of the Xperia™ ion, the first LTE smartphone from Sony in the U.S. and carried exclusively by AT&T. And it has all the features that developers and users alike have been looking for in an Android™ smartphone – 1.5 GHz dual core processor with Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 Mobile Processor, 1 GB RAM, a 4.6-inch, 720×1280 resolution reality display, 12 MP camera with Exmor R™ mobile sensor, NFC, and much more! Get the full specs after the jump.

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Introducing Xperia™ ion – our first LTE smartphone for the U.S. market

New barometric sensor app and code example available for Xperia™ active

We recently showed you how to get your apps to work with the Xperia™ active pressure sensor. And to help with your development, we’ve also created a simple app and a new code example that shows you exactly how a pressure sensitive app works. Read on to learn more about our new barometric sensor app, download the apk file and view the new code example.

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New barometric sensor app and code example available for Xperia™ active

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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