Work on the mainline kernel for open Xperia devices

We’ve just released new build guides on how to build Linux mainline kernel for Xperia devices and how to build a minimal version of Linux for Xperia devices. With these assets, you can experiment with IoT prototyping, or join the development of support for Xperia devices in the Linux kernel. Learn about this, and find out how the Open Device program got its start after the jump.

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Work on the mainline kernel for open Xperia devices

Livestreaming App for SmartEyeglass available as open source project

Hi, my name is Ahmet Yildirim and I’m a Software Engineer working with Sony’s SmartEyeglass. To showcase one of the many ways that you can utilize SmartEyeglass as a complete hands-free solution, my colleagues Robert McCain, Marlin Liew and I developed a sample application called ‘Livestreaming App for SmartEyeglass’. You can use the SmartEyeglass camera to show a colleague what you are looking at while they communicate with you through text that displays on SmartEyeglass.

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Livestreaming App for SmartEyeglass available as open source project

Humberto Borba is the Hero Open Source Developer for November-December 2015

We’re happy to announce that we’ve selected the Hero Open Source Developer for the months of November and December – Humberto Borba of Brazil. Learn more about his contributions, and how you could be recognised, after the jump.

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Humberto Borba is the Hero Open Source Developer for November-December 2015

Guest Editor: APX Labs discuss Smart Glasses for Material Handling

This week, SmartEyeglass have a booth at CES, the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, featuring new demos and use cases. One of the demos is from APX Labs which uses SmartEyeglass as a heads up display with a wearable barcode scanner. We invited Jay Kim, the Chief Strategy Officer from APX Labs, to discuss the real benefit of smart glasses for material handling.

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Guest Editor: APX Labs discuss Smart Glasses for Material Handling

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.

Recovery mode available on wider range of unlocked Xperia devices [video]

A few months ago, we announced the availability of recovery mode for a range of unlocked Xperia devices. Support for this feature is now available on previously unsupported, unlocked devices – Xperia Z3 Compact, Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, Xperia Z3, Xperia Z2 Tablet, and Xperia Z2. Find out more about how to use recovery mode for kernel development and troubleshooting after the jump.

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Recovery mode available on wider range of unlocked Xperia devices [video]

Making the most of Sony’s Theme Creator and Theme Portal; we discuss themes for Xperia with startup AndroPixel Studio

Developer World recently caught up with Martin Fodor, a founding member of AndroPixel Studios (APS), to discuss the beginnings of the company, what success means to them, and their methods for creation and promotion of Xperia themes. Check out the interview below.

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Making the most of Sony’s Theme Creator and Theme Portal; we discuss themes for Xperia with startup AndroPixel Studio

Open device update: Instructions for how to access UART ports now available

To make it easier for community developers to work with the Xperia™ devices supported in our Open Device program, we are now providing instructions for how to access the UART ports on these. UART ports are extremely useful when working on embedded development, and are commonly used by developers to observe boot and debug messages, interact with the system via a shell, and for kernel development. Click on read more to go straight to the instructions.

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Open device update: Instructions for how to access UART ports now available

Augmented reality made possible

Learn how to develop apps with the new SmartEyeglass SDK.

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