Today, we’ve made an open source camera implementation available to use with AOSP for Xperia. This developer-only camera is available for select devices in our Open Device program and the development snapshot will enable developers to create a custom ROM with basic camera functionality. Please note that the open source camera, based on Qualcomm© framework, lacks all the Sony unique enhancements, is not calibrated, and is not designed for daily use.
The Mobile Pico Projector MP-CL1 was launched last month and has quickly become the best selling pico projector on the market. With such a powerful projector just the size of a cell phone, it is interesting to take a look at the technology behind this Mobile Pico Projector. We have reached out to the Mobile Pico Module Engineer, Katsunori Seno, to get some background information about the technology which includes laser light source using Sony’s Laser Beam Scanning technology, HD resolution and Wi-Fi or HDMI connectivity. Later, we also speak to our Developer Advocate, Joakim Elvander, who told us about the different ways he had used the Mobile Pico Projector.
We’re happy to announce the hero open source developer for the months of September and October – David Viteri of Italy. Since the start of the year, Developer World has recognised developer that have contributed to the most accepted commits to our SonyXperiaDev GitHub projects. David, who was previously the March-April hero open source developer, takes the honours again. Learn more about his efforts after the jump.
The SmartEyeglass SDK v1.2 is now released with Android Studio support and a simpler installation process. The API Libraries and sample projects are now provided in the Android Studio project structure. Also, the Gradle build system is used to make the development environment setup faster and easier.
Sony has a lot to offer Android developers at this year’s Droidcon London, happening the 29th – 30th of October. Come to our session to learn how to customize your own Xperia smartphone with open source software. In our booth, get hands-on with our latest flagship series – the Xperia Z5. And try on SmartEyeglass, Sony’s binocular, see-through eyewear, which comes with an SDK to let you create your own augmented reality apps.
We have a new release of the SmartEyeglass SDK. This version, SmartEyeglass SDK v1.1, includes minor changes and fixes to sample projects. The SampleCamera project has been simplified for ease of use so you can find camera functionalities much better. If you’re a developer, use this sample project to kick-off development of your camera app for SmartEyeglass.
Sony’s Theme Creator BETA tool gives you a quick and easy way to build custom themes for Xperia smartphones and tablets. The latest update of the tool, Theme Creator BETA 0.7.0, provides several enhancements – increased overall Lollipop support, more previews, update notifications, new templates, and much more. Read on for details on all the updates to the Theme Creator BETA tool.