As promised when we announced our support of independent developers, we have now made the camera library binaries for a number of Sony Ericsson phones available under a special end user license agreement (EULA). You can use these camera libraries to handle the camera hardware in our 2011 Xperia™ phones except Xperia™ PLAY, which has a different camera module.
Download and find out more after the jump.
If you have missed it, our friends at the Sony Ericsson Product Blog today confirmed that Sony Ericsson plans to upgrade the entire 2011 Xperia™ portfolio to the next version of Android known as Android 4.0 or Ice Cream Sandwich. Find out all the details at the Sony Ericsson Product Blog!
More detailed information regarding this upgrade, timing and global availability will be communicated in due course on the Product blog. For more in depth technical information about the Xperia™ upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich, stay tuned to Developer World!
Have you checked out the new Xperia™ pro yet? If not, have a look at our latest video, in which we asked our colleague Daniel Sandblom to give the full tour of Xperia™ pro. Enjoy!
Google recently announced multiple APK support on Google Play, which allows you to upload multiple versions of an APK for a single product listing, instead of having to upload a single APK file for every version of your product. We got the lowdown from Anupam Nath, a Developer Support Engineer at Sony Mobile, who explains in more detail about how this new feature can help solve some of your issues when publishing your app on Google Play. See more after the jump.
Xperia Studio is live. The official website is up and running, and shows off the latest collaborations with artists, intellectuals, and digital fanatics who have experimented with Xperia™ phones to remake reality. Instead of the ordinary research of making calls clearer or screens brighter, Xperia Studio is working with outside-the-box thinkers, who have already gone beyond the boundaries of mobile technology. Check out this video on the Invisible Universe and others on the Xperia Studio website to see the amazing ways that scientists, artists, and musicians have come up with for re-defining how to use Xperia™ smartphones. You can also download project source codes and apps from projects directly from the site. Do you have any wild or crazy ideas for Xperia Studio on how else you can use a smartphone?
Are you wondering how you can make your mobile game or app standout better? We can show you how… in Las Vegas. That where we will be hosting a speaking session, as part of this year’s Verizon Developer Community (VDC) Conference happening September 13-14 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Forget the slots and the Strip, the real action (for developers) will be at VDC, Verizon’s yearly conference designed to get your app into as many customers’ hands as possible. We took some time to talk with Magnus Ekenheim, Sony Ericsson’s Head of the Developer Program. Read on to find out what’s in store for our developers at VDC.
Are you longing for some high-tech companionship to make you feel better? Why not get with our hot, new smartphone – the Xperia™ arc S. The new Xperia™ arc S has a powerful 1.4 Ghz processor delivering up to 25% faster entertainment compared to Xperia arc™. Xperia™ arc S is also the winner of the EISA award “European Camera Phone 2011-2012”*, it comes with Android™ 2.3, and it is packed with all of Sony’s multimedia technology.
Today, we introduce the newest kid on our block, the Xperia™ neo V. As the next iteration of the Xperia™ neo, the neo V is just as beautiful as the first. Plus, this smartphone is packed with Sony multimedia technology and the latest from Android™.
We’ve just announced a major software upgrade for 2011 Xperia™ smartphones. The Xperia™ software upgrade provides users with:
- The latest version of Android software (Gingerbread) including Google Talk with Video Chat for smartphones with front-facing cameras.
- Updated Facebook inside Xperia™ which allows users to like, share, and discover on Facebook faster and easier; users also have the ability to share games, apps and songs directly to Facebook™.
- Enhanced camera capabilities from Sony, including 3D sweep panorama
- Connectivity to USB peripherals (mouse, keypad, or game controller) through the Sony Ericsson LiveDock™ multimedia station.
- Swipe to write which allows for text input by swiping the finger from one letter to the next.
- Screen capture from anywhere on the phone.