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.
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.
Hi, my name is Ahmet Yildirim and I’m a Software Engineer working with Sony’s SmartEyeglass. To showcase one of the many ways that you can utilize SmartEyeglass as a complete hands-free solution, my colleagues Robert McCain, Marlin Liew and I developed a sample application called ‘Livestreaming App for SmartEyeglass’. You can use the SmartEyeglass camera to show a colleague what you are looking at while they communicate with you through text that displays on SmartEyeglass.
To make it easier for community developers to work with the Xperia™ devices supported in our Open Device program, we are now providing instructions for how to access the UART ports on these. UART ports are extremely useful when working on embedded development, and are commonly used by developers to observe boot and debug messages, interact with the system via a shell, and for kernel development. Click on read more to go straight to the instructions.
Today, we’ve made an open source camera implementation available to use with AOSP for Xperia. This developer-only camera is available for select devices in our Open Device program and the development snapshot will enable developers to create a custom ROM with basic camera functionality. Please note that the open source camera, based on Qualcomm© framework, lacks all the Sony unique enhancements, is not calibrated, and is not designed for daily use.
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.
Every two months we acknowledge the person who has submitted the most accepted commits to our AOSP for Xperia devices, as our Hero Open Source Developer. Today, we are happy to announce that Dutch developer Erik Castricum has been selected as Sony Hero Open Source Developer for the period July–August. Read on about Erik, our open source projects, and how you can become the next Hero Open Source Developer.