Develop Android TV and HTML5 apps for Sony TVs & home entertainment systems

Did you know that you can develop apps for many of Sony TVs and home entertainment systems, such as Blu-ray players, home theater systems and media players? Many of Sony’s latest devices come with HTML5 capable browsers, and from 2015, many TVs will support Android TV and be Google Cast-ready. At developer.sony.com, you can get an overview of all the developer opportunities available for Sony TV and home entertainment platforms.

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Develop Android TV and HTML5 apps for Sony TVs & home entertainment systems

Xperia™ Z3, Xperia™ Z3 Compact & Xperia™ Z3 Tablet Compact announced [video]

Today, we’ve announced the new Xperia Z series flagship devices – Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. These premium devices feature the highest level of waterproofing, enhanced camera technology and apps, and our best audio quality and PS4 Remote Play*.

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Xperia™ Z3, Xperia™ Z3 Compact & Xperia™ Z3 Tablet Compact announced [video]

Xperia™ M2 Aqua announced – an affordable, waterproof smartphone [video]

Today, we’ve announced the Sony Xperia M2 Aqua, which adds waterproof* technology to our existing Xperia M2 4G smartphone. As with its predecessor, Xperia M2 Aqua also features a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400 processor with quad-core 1.2 GHz CPUs, and Adreno 305 GPU. Xperia M2 Aqua also has support for 4G LTE, NFC, and ANT+, and runs Android 4.4 (KitKat). Read on for the full specs for Xperia M2 Aqua.

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Xperia™ M2 Aqua announced – an affordable, waterproof smartphone [video]

Use low-power mode in your SmartWatch 2 app with the updated Sony Add-on SDK

Today the Sony Add-on SDK is released in a new version, which contains low-power mode and widget API support for SmartWatch 2. The update also includes new possibilities for Small Apps, including increased possibilities to change the look-and feel of a Small App and more.

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Use low-power mode in your SmartWatch 2 app with the updated Sony Add-on SDK

Gamify the UI of the smartphone with the EvolutionUI research project [open source + video]

Today we are opening up an internal research project called EvolutionUI, which is an experimental gamified UI for the smartphone, where the UI gets more advanced as you learn how to use it. In this article, Software Developer Pál Szász tells you all about it, and how to access it.

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Gamify the UI of the smartphone with the EvolutionUI research project [open source + video]

Sony contributes Runtime Resource Overlay framework to Android [code example]

Just recently, a new framework called Runtime Resource Overlay (RRO) was contributed by Sony to the Android code base. This framework provides the ability to replace application resources while the application is running, we currently use RRO for device customisation and to support Xperia Themes. In this article, Mårten Kongstad, Lead Developer of Runtime Resource Overlay, explains this new framework in detail.

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Sony contributes Runtime Resource Overlay framework to Android [code example]

Explore Sony’s unique software features on Xperia Z2 [video]

Would you like to know more about Sony’s unique software features on Xperia Z2 running Android 4.4.2? Then you should check out our two latest videos where you will discover Xperia Themes, a quick access camera and true full screen experience video viewing. Read on for even more features – and don’t forget to watch the videos.

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Explore Sony’s unique software features on Xperia Z2 [video]

Introducing the Sony Enterprise SDK 3.0 – could you work with our SDK and become a Sony partner?

We’re happy to introduce the release of the Sony Enterprise SDK 3.0! This Enterprise SDK contains new features and relevant information required by Sony partners. It’s currently only available to selected Mobile Device Management (MDM) partners, who typically provide solutions for policy enforcement. We’re keen to provide the best MDM solutions and now we’re on the look-out for more potential partners. Could you be one of those? Read on to find out more.

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Introducing the Sony Enterprise SDK 3.0 – could you work with our SDK and become a Sony partner?

Lower the power consumption in Xperia devices with the new sensor co-processor [video + code example]

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!

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Lower the power consumption in Xperia devices with the new sensor co-processor [video + code example]

Sony’s best ever premium smartphone has arrived [video]

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.

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Sony’s best ever premium smartphone has arrived [video]
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