Will you be in or close to southern Sweden by late April? Why not come and develop games at the Sony office on the weekend of Ludum Dare. Since 2002, Ludum Dare (Latin for “to give a game”) has been a game development competition where participants develop games from scratch in a single weekend, either online or at a hosted location. And this time you can meet and collaborate with other developers by joining the on-site hackathon at the Sony office in Lund, Sweden. Follow the instructions in the post to sign up.
Several of the latest Xperia devices, including Xperia Z2, feature a self-contained sensor co-processor. This sensor co-processor makes it possible to continuously collect data in the background, without using the main application processor. This will enable up to ten times lower power consumption when using always-on features in sensors, compared to a system without a sensor co-processor. Learn how to use this in your app!
Japan is a big market for Android devices, especially for Sony, since we are the number one Android vendor in Japan, and second largest overall. So it’s only fitting that we ramp up our developer support for these homegrown products, starting with the upcoming Android Bazaar and Conference (ABC) 2014, and later, the Tokyo gamelab Conference. ABC 2014, the country’s largest gathering of Android users and developers, takes place on the 21st of March at the Akihabara Crossfield in Tokyo.
Today Sony continued the Firefox OS evaluation started last year by submitting a widget-like functionality (we call it “gadgets”), which allows easy interaction with applications from the home screen. It is now uploaded to Bugzilla, where the Firefox OS community will evaluate and discuss if and how to integrate this functionality into Firefox OS. Note that it’s still work in progress and you can influence how it will look like in the end.
Support engineer Marlin Liew and the rest of the developer support crew here at Sony takes pride in helping app and game developers with any technical questions. Our developer support extends to all of our products – including mobile, tablets, cameras, and accessories – as well as our many tools and services – Sony Add-on SDK, Unlock boot loader, Flash tool for Xperia™, and much more. To make it easier to get the support you need, just head over to our Stack Overflow page, which Marlin and our team of Sony engineers scout daily for new questions. Read on to learn more about our Stack Overflow page, as well as how to post and tag your question.
Xperia Themes provide extensive options for you to personalise your Sony Xperia device. Several hundred interchangeable graphic elements are available for skinning, from icons and buttons, to different backgrounds and accent colours. Although the changes can be extensive with Xperia Themes, all the familiar controls and paths of the user interface are retained. Read on to learn more about Xperia Themes, and how we are taking this feature even further.
Imagine that you walk into an airport and instantly get directions to your check-in desk, or that you get scores and names of players displayed while watching a football game in real life. These are just some of the potential use cases of the new SmartEyeglass concept from Sony, that’s currently available for preview at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Read on for technical details and more!
Today marks the emergence of Sony’s best premium smartphone to date – the Xperia™ Z2, which features superior display, sound, camera, and camcorder in a waterproof* smartphone. Xperia Z2 features the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 801 processor MSM8974AB quad-core 2.3 GHz processor with 3GB RAM, and Adreno 330 GPU. It comes with a 5.2” Full HD TRILUMINOS™ Display with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels, Live Colour LED, 4K video capture, and Digital Noise Cancelling. The Xperia Z2 also supports 4G LTE, NFC, and ANT+, and will launch on Android 4.4 (KitKat). Get the full specs for Xperia Z2 after the jump.
Today, we’re introducing the Xperia™ Z2 Tablet, a slim, light, and waterproof* device that sets a new standard in tablet innovation. The Xperia Z2 Tablet features a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 801 processor MSM8974AB quad-core 2.3 GHz processor with 3GB RAM, and Adreno 330 GPU. It has a 10.1” Full HD TRILUMINOS™ Display with a WUXGA resolution of 1980×1200 pixels, Live Colour LED**, Front Surround™ Sound and Digital Noise Cancelling. The Xperia Z2 Tablet also includes support for LTE, NFC and ANT+, and will launch on Android 4.4 (KitKat). Read on for the full specs.
Today, we’re introducing the Sony Xperia™ M2, a 4G mid-range smartphone that offers premium entertainment and high quality technology. Xperia M2 features the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400 1.2 GHz quad-core processor with 1GB RAM, and Adreno 305 GPU. Xperia M2 also supports 4G LTE, NFC, and ANT+, and will launch on Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean MR2). Read on for the full specs and features.