How to enable HD video recording for the Xperia™ X10 with Android update 2.0x

As the roll-out of the Android 2.1 update continues for Xperia™ X10, X10 mini and X10 mini pro users, one of the key features introduced with the update is HD video recording in 720p. Johan Abramsson, Developer Support Engineer at Sony Ericsson, has written a quick tutorial on how you can make use of HD video recording from third party applications.

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Enabling HD video recording on the Xperia™ X10

As the roll-out of the Android 2.1 update continues for Xperia™ X10, X10 mini and X10 mini pro users, one of the key features introduced with the update is HD video recording in 720p. Johan Abramsson, Developer Support Engineer at Sony Ericsson, has written a quick tutorial on how you can make use of HD video recording from third party applications.

Read Johan’s tutorial here.

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Reducing power consumption of connected apps

In this post I will cover a few important guidelines on how reduce power consumption of polling Android applications, i.e. applications that regularly connect to the internet, and get more out of the phone battery. I have crated a small sample app that puts all of the tricks into practice by setting up a background service that polls Twitter trends regularly and logs them to a file. By downloading the sample app and applying these guidelines, you will reduce the power consumption of your app by magnitudes, if you haven’t before. Click here to download the sample app.

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Reducing power consumption of connected apps

This post covers a few important guidelines on how reduce power consumption of polling Android applications, i.e. applications that regularly connect to the internet. Attached is a small sample project that puts all of the tricks into practice by setting up a background service that polls Twitter trends regularly and logs them to a file. By downloading the sample app and applying these guidelines, you will reduce the power consumption of your app by magnitudes, if you haven’t before.
We will cover four guidelines:
1. Synchronize you polls with other apps
2. Make polls short
3. Manage your connections
4. Stop your services

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Android one finger zoom tutorial – Part 4

Welcome to the fourth and final part of the Android tutorial on how to make your own zoom control like the one used in Sony Ericsson X10 Mini in the Camera and Album applications. Click here to go to the prevoius part of this tutorial. As usual the source code is included, see below. Don’t forgett to download ‘Sony Ericsson Tutorials’ from Android market to see demos of this and other tutorials in action.

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Android one finger zoom tutorial – Part 4

Welcome to the fourth and final part of the Android tutorial on how to make your own zoom control like the one used in Sony Ericsson X10 Mini in the Camera and Album applications. Click here to go to the prevoius part of this tutorial. As usual the source code is included, see below. Don’t forget to download ‘Sony Ericsson Tutorials’ from Android market to see demos of this and other tutorials in action.

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Making your own 3D list – Part 3 (final part)

Introduction
This is the third and final article in the series of how to make your own list view. Right now we have a basic working list with some nice graphics. In this article we will add some behavior to our list and add the fling and bounce/snap effects. Fling support is in my view mandatory for any list where you navigate by touch. As a user I wouldn’t expect that the list simply stops when I lift my finger from the touch screen. If I give the list a velocity, I expect it to continue scrolling for a while, and gradually slow down until it comes to a halt. Fortunately, supporting fling is no big deal. In fact it’s very simple. Below is the source code for this part of the tutorial ready to be set up in e.g. Eclipse. And as usual: Don’t forget to download the ‘Sony Ericsson Tutorials’ app from Android market where all sample apps for this and other tutorials are collected.

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Making your own 3D list – Part 3 (final part)

Introduction

This is the third and final article in the series of how to make your own list view. Right now we have a basic working list with some nice graphics. Click here to go to the previus part of this tutorial. In this article we will add some behavior to our list and add the fling and bounce/snap effects. Fling support is in my view mandatory for any list where you navigate by touch. As a user I wouldn’t expect that the list simply stops when I lift my finger from the touch screen. If I give the list a velocity, I expect it to continue scrolling for a while, and gradually slow down until it comes to a halt. Fortunately, supporting fling is no big deal. In fact it’s very simple. Below is the source code for this part of the tutorial ready to be set up in e.g. Eclipse. And as usual: Don’t forget to download the ‘Sony Ericsson Tutorials’ app from Android market where all sample apps for this and other tutorials are collected.

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Android one finger zoom tutorial – Part 3

Welcome to the third part of the Android tutorial on how to make your own zoom control like the one used in Sony Ericsson X10 Mini in the Camera and Album applications. Click here to read the second part of the tutorial.

Don’t forget to go to Android Market and download Sony Ericsson Tutorials, the app that collects all sample apps in this and other Sony Ericsson tutorials. Get the app here. Below is a link to the source code of part 3, prepared for you to set up your own project in e.g. Eclipse.

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