Xperia™ phones first to support WebGL™

In the latest software upgrade  we did for the 2011 Xperia™ phones, we’ve included WebGL™ support. By doing so, Sony Ericsson is the first mobile phone manufacturer to support WebGL for the Android web browser. WebGL basically makes it possible to extend the capability of the JavaScript programming language to allow it to generate interactive 3D graphics within the web browser. Read more about Sony Ericsson’s WebGL support after the jump, and find out about special considerations to keep in mind when developing 3D web applications targeting touch-enabled devices.

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Xperia™ phones first to support WebGL™

Announcing the Xperia™ neo V – our newest Android smartphone

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™.

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Announcing the Xperia™ neo V – our newest Android smartphone

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

Updated: Glu’s 500Gs 3D Social Mobile Development Contest – contest discontinued

 Sony Ericsson is excited to be a co-sponsor of the Glu 500Gs 3D Social Mobile Development Contest. Through the partnership with Glu and Unity, we see this as an opportunity to reach indie developers and get to know about innovative and great games. Developers who have winning games that are optimized for the Xperia™ PLAY will also receive a device of their own, and their games will automatically be included in Sony Ericsson’s “Stand out from the crowd” marketing program. Plus, winning games will then be further promoted in Xperia™ PLAY devices through a Game Recommender application, and may be featured in various marketing channels.

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Updated: Glu’s 500Gs 3D Social Mobile Development Contest – contest discontinued

A new dimension of Android™ – Making a 3D UI for Android™ applications

Wouldn’t it be cool to have a 3D UI in your Android™ application? I’m Erik Hellman, Lead Software Architect for Android development at Sony Ericsson, and I’ll explain how to make this possible. In this article, I’ll describe how to incorporate 3D with Android’s UI API and OpenGL ES 2.0 graphics, and I provide a bitmap code example that can be used as input to a texture in OpenGL ES 2.0.

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