New software upgrade for Xperia™ 2011 smartphones announced

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.

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New software upgrade for Xperia™ 2011 smartphones announced

Game developer tip 4: Displaying game keys and buttons accurately

This is the fourth in a series of tips that supplement the Xperia game developer recommendations. This tip expands on Display recommendations – DS3 in the list of game developer recommendations: If applicable, the representations of the device’s buttons should be displayed in the correct layout.

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Game developer tip 4: Displaying game keys and buttons accurately

Game developer tip 4: Displaying game keys and buttons accurately

This is the fourth in a series of tips that supplement the game developer recommendations. This tip expands on Display recommendations – DS3 in the list of game developer recommendations: If applicable, the representations of the device’s buttons should be displayed in the correct layout.

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Game developer tip 4: Displaying game keys and buttons accurately

Skype video support comes to Sony Ericsson’s Xperia™ smartphones

In June, we told you about Skype’s availability on the Xperia™ neo and Xperia™ pro. Skype has just confirmed that the release of Skype 2.1 will be supported by the Xperia™ PLAY, Xperia™ mini pro, and Xperia™ ray. Sony Ericsson Xperia™ users can now easily find and download the Skype app directly from the Sony Ericsson channel on Android™ Market.

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Skype video support comes to Sony Ericsson’s Xperia™ smartphones

Xperia™ PLAY added to Sony Ericsson Device Loaner Program

Attention game developers! Want to get your hands on an Xperia™ PLAY for testing? You can borrow this smartphone, or other Xperia™ devices, immediately through the Sony Ericsson Device Loaner Program. The program is intended as a low cost option to allow developers to test their applications on a physical Sony Ericsson device for up to 30 days. This service is free, and only international shipping fees apply (free shipping within US & Canada).

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Xperia™ PLAY added to Sony Ericsson Device Loaner Program

Develop games for Sony Ericsson Xperia™ PLAY

Sony Ericsson Xperia™ PLAY delivers a groundbreaking smartphone experience – the first all-in-one handset and game console. As a gaming device, the full-featured PlayStation® Certified Android™ smartphone boasts a 4” screen and superb stereo sound combined with real gaming control keys – directional pad, trigger buttons, PlayStation® buttons – fine-tuned for sturdiness and tactility.

Read on to get an overview of how to best develop games for Sony Ericsson Xperia™ PLAY.

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Develop games for Sony Ericsson Xperia™ PLAY

Sony Ericsson adds three fantastic, new phones to product portfolio

In a press conference in Singapore today, Sony Ericsson introduced the addition of three new, exciting phones to its portfolio – the Xperia™ ray, Xperia™ active and the Sony Ericsson txt. Xperia™ ray and Xperia™ active are the newest members of the Xperia family of smartphones. The Sony Ericsson txt is an entertaining messaging phone.

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Sony Ericsson adds three fantastic, new phones to product portfolio

Texture compression tips for Sony Ericsson’s Xperia™ phones

Are you unsure about which texture format is supported by your Xperia™ smartphone? Are you also wondering which texture compression should you use? We’ve got some helpful texture compression tips from Jonas Gustavsson, a Senior Graphics Expert for the Sony Ericsson Research and Technology group.

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Texture compression tips for Sony Ericsson’s Xperia™ phones
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