An update of the arcade classic Lode Runner™ is on its way to Android this fall. Called Lode Runner X, this new version will only be available exclusively on the Xperia™ PLAY in early November. We had the opportunity to interview the legendary Scott Tsumura, Chief Advisor and Executive Producer at Tozai Games. Read on to find out what Scott says about this exclusive release.
Xperia Studio is live. The official website is up and running, and shows off the latest collaborations with artists, intellectuals, and digital fanatics who have experimented with Xperia™ phones to remake reality. Instead of the ordinary research of making calls clearer or screens brighter, Xperia Studio is working with outside-the-box thinkers, who have already gone beyond the boundaries of mobile technology. Check out this video on the Invisible Universe and others on the Xperia Studio website to see the amazing ways that scientists, artists, and musicians have come up with for re-defining how to use Xperia™ smartphones. You can also download project source codes and apps from projects directly from the site. Do you have any wild or crazy ideas for Xperia Studio on how else you can use a smartphone?
Our friends at Ericsson have now initiated the first stage of the Ericsson Application Awards 2012. The competition is an opportunity for developers to win both considerable money (€ 15,000) and fame (access to Ericsson promotion and distribution). In the first stage, Ericsson is calling on you to develop “Apps for Good”, which means applications focused on solving global challenges such as education, poverty alleviation, refugees, disaster relief, agriculture, access to energy, transportation solutions, smart homes and buildings, and weather.
Sounds like a fun and pretty useful challenge, right? In our opinion, it’s a really commendable idea, and we’d love to see more philanthropic initiatives like this.
Sign up for the challenge, and read all about it on the Ericsson Application Awards website.
Are you wondering how you can make your mobile game or app standout better? We can show you how… in Las Vegas. That where we will be hosting a speaking session, as part of this year’s Verizon Developer Community (VDC) Conference happening September 13-14 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Forget the slots and the Strip, the real action (for developers) will be at VDC, Verizon’s yearly conference designed to get your app into as many customers’ hands as possible. We took some time to talk with Magnus Ekenheim, Sony Ericsson’s Head of the Developer Program. Read on to find out what’s in store for our developers at VDC.
Are you longing for some high-tech companionship to make you feel better? Why not get with our hot, new smartphone – the Xperia™ arc S. The new Xperia™ arc S has a powerful 1.4 Ghz processor delivering up to 25% faster entertainment compared to Xperia arc™. Xperia™ arc S is also the winner of the EISA award “European Camera Phone 2011-2012”*, it comes with Android™ 2.3, and it is packed with all of Sony’s multimedia technology.
Developers, are you up for a challenge? We’re proud to team up with Ericsson to co-sponsor this year’s Ericsson Application Awards (EAA), and we’re very excited to announce the first mini-challenge for EAA 2012, which starts September 14. By taking part in the EAA competitions, developers have a unique opportunity to gain exposure within the telecommunications world, as well as a chance to reach out to customers through Ericsson’s marketing channels, PLUS the opportunity to win Sony Ericsson phones and €15,000 in prize money.
Today, we introduce the newest kid on our block, the Xperia™ neo V. As the next iteration of the Xperia™ neo, the neo V is just as beautiful as the first. Plus, this smartphone is packed with Sony multimedia technology and the latest from Android™.
We’ve just announced a major software upgrade for 2011 Xperia™ smartphones. The Xperia™ software upgrade provides users with:
- The latest version of Android software (Gingerbread) including Google Talk with Video Chat for smartphones with front-facing cameras.
- Updated Facebook inside Xperia™ which allows users to like, share, and discover on Facebook faster and easier; users also have the ability to share games, apps and songs directly to Facebook™.
- Enhanced camera capabilities from Sony, including 3D sweep panorama
- Connectivity to USB peripherals (mouse, keypad, or game controller) through the Sony Ericsson LiveDock™ multimedia station.
- Swipe to write which allows for text input by swiping the finger from one letter to the next.
- Screen capture from anywhere on the phone.
As you might have noticed, the search functionality here on Developer World has been improved. Besides being faster, it returns much more relevant results. Gone are the days with broken search results and results limited to our Articles and Downloads sections. You can now find everything from all sections of Developer World, including News, Blogs, Tutorials and Downloads sections. You can easily find drivers for many Sony Ericsson phones. You can even search inside documents from our vast archive of user guides and white papers, available mainly in PDF format. Happy hunting!
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Today, Sony Ericsson unveils the newest addition to its Android™ smartphone lineup, called the Live with Walkman™. Following the heels of its Walkman™ predecessor, the W8, the Live with Walkman™ is the first global Walkman™ smartphone for Android™.