Starting this month, the Developer World team selects hero open source developers to acknowledge the work done by the open source community. Today we are very happy to present our first hero, Abhinav Jhanwar. Read on to learn how you can try to become our next hero.
Sony’s MESH DIY creative kit is getting close to the deadline of its Indiegogo campaign, and to highlight this, we created a new, inspirational demo video. MESH is an easy-to-use, creative DIY platform that lets you make your own inventions in just minutes, and it consists of a Canvas app and a multiple hardware tags which include different functionalities. With the Canvas app, you can set up communication and mechanics between devices within minutes. If you’re as intrigued as we are by this project, head over to the MESH Indiegogo campaign page to support this campaign.
Today we’ve announced the world’s lightest and slimmest 10” tablet* – Xperia Z4 Tablet. Thanks to a bright 10.1 inch 2K display and long battery life (up to 17 hours of video playback), the Xperia Z4 Tablet is a powerful Android tablet that delivers all the portable performance you need for an entertaining and busy lifestyle. Read on for all the specs on Xperia Z4 Tablet.
Today we’re introducing Xperia M4 Aqua – a smartphone bringing Sony’s leadership in camera, design, battery and performance to an accessible price point. Xperia M4 Aqua features a 13MP rear camera, octa-core CPU, 4G LTE and is waterproof*. Read on for all the specs on Xperia M4 Aqua.
Earlier this month, we introduced Xperia E4; the affordable, easy-to-use smartphone with great battery life – in a quality Sony design. Now, we’ve unveiled the new Xperia E2-iii smartphone, offering the same ease-of-use and powerful battery performance – with speedy 4G LTE connectivity. Xperia E4g features a 4.7” display, 5MP main camera, quad-core 1.5GHz processor, and runs Android 4.4.4 (KitKat). Read on for all the specs on Xperia E4g.
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.
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.
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.
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.