Updated camera functionality for Open Devices with new AOSP device configurations

We’re happy to say that the AOSP device configurations for the Open Devices program have been updated. The new configurations allow for an improved camera in supported devices in the Xperia X series as well as the Xperia Z4 tablet and Xperia Z5. Check out the Open Devices camera video and read more about the improvements made. Make sure to note that this camera is not run on official Sony software.

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Updated camera functionality for Open Devices with new AOSP device configurations

Xperia X now supported on Sony’s Open Device program through new AOSP Marshmallow Experimental platform

Today, we’ve added a new AOSP Marshmallow experimental platform to our Open Device program. This provides an opportunity to develop custom ROMs for Xperia devices based on the very latest AOSP branch. It also allows for the addition of the Xperia X to the Open Device program as well as compatibility with most other supported devices.

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Xperia X now supported on Sony’s Open Device program through new AOSP Marshmallow Experimental platform

Announcing Florent Revest as Hero Open Source Developer for March – April

We are happy to announce March and April’s Hero Open Source Developer – Florent Revest, a computer science student in Toulouse, France. Florent has made a major contribution to the open source community by porting Tetra code into unified kernel. Learn more about what this means and how you can be named the next Hero Open Source Developer after the jump.

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Announcing Florent Revest as Hero Open Source Developer for March – April

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

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]

Congratulations to David Viteri, Hero Open Source Developer for September-October 2015

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.

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Congratulations to David Viteri, Hero Open Source Developer for September-October 2015

AOSP Android 6.0 Marshmallow resources & Xperia Z5 binaries added to Sony’s Open Device program [video]

Today, we’ve added Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) to all supported devices on our Open Device project. In addition, Xperia Z5 is also added to the program. As usual, you can access device configuration, software binaries and build guides through Sony’s Open Device program.

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AOSP Android 6.0 Marshmallow resources & Xperia Z5 binaries added to Sony’s Open Device program [video]
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