WebGL support in the Android™ web browser

Hi, my name is Anders Isberg and I work as researcher within Technology Research at Sony Ericsson. In this article I’m going to give an early preview of the future from an internal prototype project where Sony Ericsson has enabled WebGL support in the Android™ web browser. The article gives a hint of what kind of experiences that application developers will be able to create on smartphones while still maintaining the flexibility and portability of the web application model.

Check out a demo video of this after the jump!

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Unity and Xperia™ PLAY create a two-hit combo for game developers

Sony Ericsson and Unity Technologies recently announced a partnership to bring games to the Xperia™ PLAY through its Union content distribution service. Through this partnership, Sony Ericsson will feature Union games on the Xperia™ PLAY through its games recommender application. Unity has created a special API specific to the Xperia™ PLAY to offer developers an easy route to implementing the Xperia™ PLAY’s gaming controls and optimizing their games for them. Together, both companies will work with their developer bases through online, business development and event-based initiatives, such as the upcoming Game Developers Conference 2011 in San Francisco, CA.

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Announcing the Xperia™ pro and Xperia™ neo

Xperia™ neo and Xperia™ pro video screenshot

Today Sony Ericsson expands Xperia™ family with two new generation Android smartphones, as the Xperia™ neo and the Xperia™ pro was announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. These smartphones feature cutting edge technology from Sony and an exceptional multimedia experience on the latest version of the Android™ platform – Gingerbread.

Check out our brand new video after the jump!

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Sony Ericsson Xperia™ PLAY – World’s first authentic gaming smartphone

Xperia™ PLAY video screenshot

Today sees the announcement of the Sony Ericsson Xperia™ PLAY, the first all-in-one smartphone and game console. XperiaTM PLAY delivers the smartphone functionality that the most serious power users could need, teamed with the immersive gaming experience that any gamer would want.

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, analogue touch pad, trigger buttons, PlayStation® buttons – fine-tuned for sturdiness and tactility.

Want to take a close look and learn about the performance of Xperia™ PLAY? Check out our new video after the jump.

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Use your Sony Ericsson phone with ANT+ enabled health and fitness products

Marcus Hansson explains more about ANT+.

At Sony Ericsson we are very pleased to announce that we will be the first mobile handset manufacturer to have integrated support for ANT+ technology. This means that you will be able to use your Sony Ericsson phone with a large number of commercial health and fitness products. For example, you can use your phone with a heart rate monitor, a pedometer, or both, when you are out running.

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How the Xperia™ X10 mini was designed

The design of the Xperia™ X10 mini is much appreciated by many people, and this year it was also rewarded the Red dot design award. But what thoughts and ideas was put into the design of the Xperia™ X10 mini?

Well, we hooked up with Matthias Kierysch, colour material designer at Sony Ericsson, to find out more:

Read more about this on Sony Ericsson Developer World.

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“Why Android is not enough”

Karl-Johan Dahlström.
Next week Karl-Johan Dahlström from Sony Ericsson’s Developer World will be talking on the topic “Why Android™ is not enough”, at the Apps World conference in London, UK. Certainly an interesting subject, where the point is that Android is important to Sony Ericsson, but it is not enough to only have Android to be the smart phone market leader.

That is why Sony Ericsson has created the Xperia™ brand, which is based on three pillars: Android, Sony and great Sony Ericsson hardware and software design. At Apps World, Karl-Johan will explain more on how this can be turned into a winning formula. Read more about these thoughts in Karl-Johan’s blog post on the Apps World web site.

The event will take place on 30 Nov -1 Dec at Olympia, London, UK. Read more about the event on the Apps World web site.

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Enabling HD video recording on the Xperia™ X10

As the roll-out of the Android 2.1 update continues for Xperia™ X10, X10 mini and X10 mini pro users, one of the key features introduced with the update is HD video recording in 720p. Johan Abramsson, Developer Support Engineer at Sony Ericsson, has written a quick tutorial on how you can make use of HD video recording from third party applications.

Read Johan’s tutorial here.

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Xperia™ news!

As many of you probably saw yesterday Sony Ericsson announced a new product in the Xperia™ product line called X8. X8 brings together features from both X10 and X10 mini and will retail for under €200 in most markets. The X8 comes with a HVGA screen and a 3.2 mega pixel camera. Below is a short video showing what the X8 looks like.

More info on X8 and the Q3 update to Android 2.1 for X10 and X10 mini/pro can be found on our sister blog, the Sony Ericsson Product Blog

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