System performance verification – Touchscreen technology series 4 [video]

This is the fourth article in our touchscreen technology series. In this article, the focus is on the touch panel system test, which examines the time it takes for events to travel through the touch screen ecosystem. Our touchscreen experts – Magnus Johansson, Master Systems Engineer software, and Alexander Hunt, Senior Systems Engineer hardware – also explain the equipment used for testing, as well as specific observations that are monitored, including latency, frame rate, and display refresh speed.

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System performance verification – Touchscreen technology series 4 [video]

Understanding touch resampling in smartphones – Touchscreen technology series 3

This is the third article in our touchscreen technology series. In this piece, our touchscreen experts – Magnus Johansson, Master Systems Engineer software, and Alexander Hunt, Senior Systems Engineer hardware – explain Android touch resampling, which happens when a new, synthetic touch event is created and inserted into the event flow. Read more after the jump.

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Understanding touch resampling in smartphones – Touchscreen technology series 3

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]

Announcing Xperia™ E3, with 4.5” IPS display, 5MP camera and dual SIM version

Today we’ve announced the Xperia E3, a fun and fast smartphone with a quality flagship design without an expensive price tag. The Xperia E3 features a 5MP camera with HDR, a 4.5” display with IPS for wide viewing angles, and is available in a dual SIM version. Get all the specs for Xperia E3 after the jump.

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Announcing Xperia™ E3, with 4.5” IPS display, 5MP camera and dual SIM version

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]

Announcing Xperia™ C3, with 5.5” HD IPS display and dual SIM version [video]

Today we’ve announced the Xperia C3, Sony’s powerful PROselfie smartphone. The Xperia C3 features a 5MP wide-angle, front camera, weighs just 150g, has a screen resolution of 1280×720 pixels, and runs Android version 4.4 (KitKat). A dual SIM version of Xperia C3 is also available. Get all the specs for Xperia C3 after the jump.

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Announcing Xperia™ C3, with 5.5” HD IPS display and dual SIM version [video]

Understanding touch responsiveness – Touchscreen technology series 2

This is the second article in our touchscreen technology series. In our previous touch article, we explained the components of a touchscreen system and how these parts work to translate a touch input to graphical user feedback. In this article, we’ll continue with the topic of touch responsiveness, and explain the input lag that is experienced when using touch. Read on for more details.

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Understanding touch responsiveness – Touchscreen technology series 2

Xperia T3 announced – 5.3” display, quad-core 1.4GHz CPU and more [video]

Today introduces Xperia T3, Sony’s new quad-core smartphone crafted in a stainless steel frame. The super-slim Xperia T3 weighs a mere 148 grams, has a screen resolution of 1280×720 pixels, and runs Android version 4.4 (KitKat). The steel used in the frame ensures a sturdy and durable design, while also functioning as an antenna. Get more specs for Xperia T3 after the jump.

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Xperia T3 announced – 5.3” display, quad-core 1.4GHz CPU and more [video]

Sony introduces MESH – a prototype creative technology platform

This past weekend at Maker Faire Bay Area in San Mateo California, Sony unveiled “MESH” – an exciting new development concept. MESH (derived from the concept of Make, Experience, SHare) is a platform of hardware blocks that connect to each other through wireless technology such as Bluetooth Smart. Each block contains software that can be programmed via a simple Graphical User Interface (GUI) to define a function. MESH makes it easy, fun and convenient for anyone without engineering or coding skills to build their own inventions.

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Sony introduces MESH – a prototype creative technology platform

Understanding the touchscreen ecosystem in smartphones

Starting today, we’re introducing a series of articles that explore the inner workings and evolution of the touchscreen system on smartphones. Normally, one doesn’t think much about the ability to simply touch a screen to interact directly with what is displayed, now that it has become a fundamental design integrated into smartphones. To start off this series, Sony engineers, Magnus Johansson and Alexander Hunt, explain how smartphone touchscreen systems work on a general level. Read more after the jump.

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Understanding the touchscreen ecosystem in smartphones
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