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
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.
As an app developer, you can retrieve sensor data from SmartBand 2 using standard sets of APIs for Android and iOS platforms. Depending on the platform you are developing for, you can use Sony’s Lifelog API, Google Fit APIs or Apple’s HealthKit. You can then analyse and process the sensor data to provide useful insights and visualizations that can help your users live a healthier lifestyle.
Today we released the Camera Remote API beta SDK v2.10, adding support for Sony’s current flagship interchangeable lens digital camera A7R II. There is also support for the latest Cyber-shot RX Series; the compact RX100 IV and the high performance, high-zoom RX10 II, as well as the high-zoom compact cameras HX90 and WX500.
Today we are happy to release the Lifelog API, which gives you as a developer secure access to lifestyle data of your users. This way, you can provide your users with insight and inspire smarter choices based on their physical activities, app usage and location. Of course, the user has full control and must approve to share data with your app.
The Camera Remote API beta SDK has today been updated to support the new A7 II, the world’s first interchangeable lens digital camera with 5-axis optical image stabilization and a 35 mm full frame image sensor.
An update is now available for the Smart Remote Control app for Sony cameras, which adds remote movie recording support to the cameras DSC-HX400 and DSC-HX60, but most importantly, it adds support for the Focus mode feature in the Camera Remote API beta SDK, for compatible cameras. This allows you to develop apps that can control the camera’s focus mode remotely.