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?

Announcing SmartEyeglass Developer Edition SED-E1: pre-order starting today in UK and Germany

Today we are announcing the commercialisation of SmartEyeglass Developer Edition SED-E1, a transparent lens eyewear that connects with compatible smartphones to superimpose information onto the user’s field of view. SmartEyeglass Developer Edition SED-E1 will be available for sale in ten countries as of March 2015, with pre-order starting already today in UK and Germany. As of today, we are also making the official version of the SmartEyeglass SDK available, enabling developers to create unique hands-free use cases.

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Announcing SmartEyeglass Developer Edition SED-E1: pre-order starting today in UK and Germany

Single-Lens Display Module demo: the concept model SmartEyeglass Attach! [video]

At CES in Las Vegas, Sony showed the development of an attachable Single-Lens Display Module, under the working title SmartEyeglass Attach! as the concept model. The Single-Lens Display Module brings smartness to any kind of eyewear, as it includes a high-resolution colour OLED mcro display that can enhance many types of use cases where short notifications are beneficial. With the Single-Lens Display Module users can, for example, track the performance during workouts or get instructions and still keep both hands free while performing tasks at work.

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Single-Lens Display Module demo: the concept model SmartEyeglass Attach! [video]

Announcing Xperia E4, with 5” qHD IPS display and dual SIM version

Today marks the announcement of Xperia E4, Sony’s newest smartphone. Xperia E4 features a 5” qHD display, 5MP main camera, quad-core 1.3 GHz processor, weighs 144g, has a screen resolution of 960×540 pixels, and runs Android 4.4.4 (KitKat). A dual SIM version of Xperia E4 is also available. Get the full specs for Xperia E4 after the jump.

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Announcing Xperia E4, with 5” qHD IPS display and dual SIM version

Easy MPEG-DASH streaming with Multimedia for Android Library [open source]

Today we are happy to tell you that our Multimedia for Android Library is released as an open source project on the SonyXperiaDev GitHub. With the Multimedia for Android Library you can stream MPEG-DASH (Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP) content in an easy and familiar way. In this article Jimmy Dahlqvist and Martin Danielsson, Software engineers at Sony, tell you how to use this library in your app.

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Easy MPEG-DASH streaming with Multimedia for Android Library [open source]

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.

AOSP update: Full device encryption thanks to community developers [open source]

As of today, full device encryption is possible to build from open source code for the devices supported in our AOSP for Xperia project. Together with last week’s addition of functionalities like Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS and audio, this is thanks to the efforts from open source community developers, who spends hours and hours of their free time developing and adding their commits to the SonyXperiaDev GitHub projects.

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AOSP update: Full device encryption thanks to community developers [open source]

MESH project gains more momentum with crowdfunding campaign and U.S. showings [video]

Imagine having your plants watered automatically once a day, or adding a voice to your favorite stuffed animal. Both kids and adults can build these and other inventions with MESH, an easy-to-use, creative DIY kit that uses wireless smart tags pre-programmed with various functions. Read on to learn about the MESH project, latest activities, and where to see MESH next.

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MESH project gains more momentum with crowdfunding campaign and U.S. showings [video]

SmartEyeglass inspirational demo by APX Labs [video]

With true augmented reality available in SmartEyeglass, this wearable is perfect for use in professional markets, as well as in niche consumer segments, to help solve specific tasks in specific use cases. At CES in Las Vegas a couple of weeks ago, some examples of this were shown in a collaborative demo made by APX Labs and Sony. Check out the video above to see how SmartEyeglass could be used in business verticals, to help perform certain work duties.

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SmartEyeglass inspirational demo by APX Labs [video]

Camera Remote API beta updated with new features, and support for FDR-X1000 and HDR-AS200

Today we have released the Camera Remote API beta SDK v2.00, which adds support for the new Action Cams, FDR-X1000 and HDR-AS200, announced last week. The update also includes several exciting new API features such as loop recording, advanced audio settings and wind noise reduction.

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Camera Remote API beta updated with new features, and support for FDR-X1000 and HDR-AS200

Augmented reality made possible

Learn how to develop apps with the new SmartEyeglass SDK.

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