The Open Device project has accomplished a lot in 2016. Read about everything that’s been going on the past year, from newly added devices, the introduction of Android N and more.
We’re happy to say that the AOSP device configurations for the Open Devices program have been updated. The new configurations allow for an improved camera in supported devices in the Xperia X series as well as the Xperia Z4 tablet and Xperia Z5. Check out the Open Devices camera video and read more about the improvements made. Make sure to note that this camera is not run on official Sony software.
We are happy to announce that the latest Hero Developer title has been awarded to Adrian Dubuc-Caldirac for creating the init_sony project, which provides a way to access recovery mode on the Sony AOSP devices. Read more about Adrian and learn how you could become the next Hero Developer after the jump.
The two latest members of the Xperia X series smartphones have been unveiled at IFA: Xperia XZ and the premium X Compact. The phones are driven by Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820 (Xperia XZ) and Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 650 (Xperia X Compact) processors and both feature a triple image sensing camera technology as well as new Battery Care. Read more about the new devices after the jump
Shane Francis is awarded the title as the latest Hero Open Source Developer for his extensive commits enabling the use of the fingerprint sensor on the AOSP Z5 phone series. Read more about Shane and how you can become the next Hero Open Source Developer after the jump.
Sony’s Entertainment Access Glasses received the Hearing Loss Association of America Innovation Award 2016 for the ability to provide the hearing impaired with captions at the cinema.
The AR glasses are a predecessor to Sony’s SmartEyeglass and use the same holographic technology to display captions on the wearer’s natural field-of-view. Read more about the award and the technology on Sony Developer World.
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.