Read about the latest updates to Sony’s Theme Creator, now out of BETA, and start creating professional looking themes for Xperia.
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.
Opera Touch, one service using Sony’s SmartEyeglass, launched last month in Spain bringing augmented reality smart glasses to the opera. Read more in the blog post “Augmented reality at the opera with SmartEyeglass launched in Spain” at Sony Developer World.
The free Theme Creator tool from Sony, allows designers to easily create themes for Xperia™ devices. The latest version, Theme Creator 1.0.0 BETA comes with enhancements that include a simplified UI, clearer navigation and over 500 editable graphical resources. There’s also new tutorial videos to help you get started.
Today we’ve announced the Xperia™ X, Xperia™ X Performance and Xperia™ XA, making up our new “X” series smartphones. All three devices feature increasingly advanced camera and battery technology, with the Xperia X and Xperia X Performance incorporating a 23MP rear camera and a 5” Full HD 1080p display. Each phone is powered to make the most of their advanced capabilities via the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 650 processor (Xperia X), the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820 processor (Xperia X Performance) and Mediatek Helio™ P10 (Xperia XA). We have also announced plans for a range of smart products aimed to make use of exciting technology such as machine learning and sensing.
We’ve just released new build guides on how to build Linux mainline kernel for Xperia devices and how to build a minimal version of Linux for Xperia devices. With these assets, you can experiment with IoT prototyping, or join the development of support for Xperia devices in the Linux kernel. Learn about this, and find out how the Open Device program got its start after the jump.
We’re excited to let you know about our upcoming public SDK, allowing the creation of AR effects for use with Sony’s own AR effect app on Xperia devices. The SDK should be available by the end of this month.