Today, we’re introducing the Xperia™ SP & Xperia™ L, two new models joining the Xperia™ range of premium smartphones. Xperia™ SP comes with a 1.7 GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S4 Plus dual core processor with the Adreno 320 GPU, 1 GB RAM, 4.6” HD Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2, Android™ 4.1 (Jelly Bean), LTE, NFC, GLONASS, Battery STAMINA mode, and an 8MP camera with HDR for picture. Xperia™ L offers a 1 GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S4 Plus dual core processor, 1 GB RAM, 4.3” FWVGA display, Android™ 4.1 (Jelly Bean), NFC, Battery STAMINA mode, and an 8MP camera with HDR for picture and movie. The new Xperia™ SP and Xperia™ L will both be available from Q2 2013. Get more specs after the jump.
Xperia™ sola is the first smartphone to introduce a brand new touch sensor technology called Floating touch. This unique feature lets you control parts of the user interface (UI) by simply letting your finger hover above the touch screen. And with the latest Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) update for Xperia™ sola, the API for Floating touch™ is now available, so that you can add Floating touch™ to your apps and allow users to control app actions through finger hovering. This makes it possible to interact with the UI in many new ways! We asked Andreas Sandblad, Software Architect at Sony, to explain the API in detail. Read further to get more information plus code example.