POSTS TAGGED: Sony Xperia Tablet Z
Posted September 8, 2013 at 02:00 am by Will Verduzco
If you’ve got yourself a shiny new Sony Xperia Tablet Z and have loaded an AOSP-based build, you have probably noticed the lack of GPS functionality. Thankfully, these pains have now been solved.
The fix comes (indirectly) courtesy of the new, official Sony 4.2.2 release using updated libraries. Using these libraries, XDA Senior Member nycbjr was able to achieve working GPS last weekend, as chronicled in this post in the official CyanogenMod for the Xperia Tablet Z thread.
Nycbjr’s patches (1, 2) were submitted and accepted to the CyanogenMod Gerrit, and should be disseminating into all of the derivative works in due time. Furthermore, nycbjr’s own ROM already has the fix . . . READ ON »
Posted August 30, 2013 at 07:30 pm by Samantha
Sony Xperia Tablet Z users who have made the AOSP switch may have noticed the consequential disappearance of Sony’s Small Apps suite. One of these small apps is the mini remote control, a floating remote that has no doubt proven its worth to many folks in living rooms on lazy Sunday afternoons. So for those missing its multitasking functionality, you can now get it back with TSRemote.
Thanks to XDA Senior Member lowtraxx, Xperia Tablet Z users will now be able to multitask on their tablet while watching soap operas on lazy afternoons once again. What lowtraxx has done to regain this functionality wass incorporate XDA Recognized Developer Apache14‘s open source IR Blaster library as the backe. . . READ ON »
Posted August 19, 2013 at 11:00 am by jerdog
Confucius say, “All good things are difficult to achieve…” How’s that for beginning the announcement of a Grand Prize winner for the XDA Tablet Z Development Competition? It would be completely accurate, given the nature of the competition. We first accepted entrants into the competition where they told us how they would use the Sony Xperia Tablet Z and its many features in a new development project, with 10 being chosen from that list. Then, we gave them a Tablet Z to begin working on their project, with voting by the community to begin at the end of July looking for two winners (a community-voted winner and an XDA picked winner). Now, we’re pleased to announce the following win. . . READ ON »
Posted August 4, 2013 at 10:00 pm by jerdog
Back in June, we announced the start of a unique competition here at XDA involving the latest high end tablet from Sony. And in early July, we announced the Stage 1 winners. What was to follow was a month of intense development from the 10 winners, 9 of whom are listed below (in random order). Note: only 9 are mentioned, as the 10th winner never responded.
- lilstevie – Open Source LK (LittleKernel) Bootloader + Recovery
- Apache14 – Open Source Infrared Receiver & Transmitter Library
- zacthespack – LinuxOnAndroid Project (Standard/ROM/Native)
- sailnw – App for Sailors and Cruisers Using Waterproof Tablet (no link)
- rayman – Tablet Multiboot Manager
- anthonycr – Light
Posted June 21, 2013 at 02:30 pm by jerdog
If you have been living under a rock, XDA has been running an amazing contest the past two weeks involving the latest tablet to hit the market, the Sony Xperia Tablet Z. After almost 100 entries, the judges were able to narrow it down to the following 10 winners (in no particular order) along with a brief description of their winning entry:
. . . READ ON »
1. lilstevie – LittleKernel development to allow separate boot and recovery kernels
2. zacthespack – native port of, and custom ROM for, LinuxonAndroid
3. Apache14 – open source IR blaster
4. bluefa1con – bringing official PACman ROM to the Tablet Z
5. mamenyaka – Ubuntu Touch port to the Tablet Z
6. rayman – functional mult
Posted June 5, 2013 at 12:00 pm by jerdog
Everyone loves a good competition; there’s no denying it. Generally, we don’t just give away devices for the sake of giving them away. Sure it drives traffic, but that traffic usually ends up going away until the next giveaway. Wash. Rinse. Repeat. We would rather showcase the amazing work done by the developers on XDA and let that drive traffic than to try and drive traffic by giveaway. However, when given an opportunity to give away something that promotes development, we are all in. This is just such an example.
Posted May 21, 2013 at 07:30 am by Will Verduzco
Not too long ago, we talked about how Sony was continuing its AOSP efforts on the Sony Xperia Tablet Z. Now, we have given the device its place in our forums. For the uninitiated, the Xperia Tablet Z is Sony’s most recent flagship tablet. It features a 10.1″ 1920×1200 LCD, equating to approximately 224 ppi. The high resolution panel is backed by a 1.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8064 processor and 2 GB of RAM. It also features a 6000 mAh battery to help keep the device powered all day.
We also added a home in our forums for LG’s latest flagship phone, the LG Optimus G Pro. It features a full 1080p 5.5″ IPS LCD, coming in at around 401 ppi. The device is powered by a 1.7 GHz quad-co. . . READ ON »
Sony Releases AOSP Code for Xperia Tablet Z, New HttpClient Android Tutorial Available – XDA Developer TV
Posted May 20, 2013 at 09:00 am by Jimmy McGee
Sony continues its AOSP initiative by releasing it on the Sony Xperia Tablet Z. That and more are covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week’s news is a tutorial on using HttpClient to upload and download with your App. And in related news, there is an article on how to promote your app.
Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer Jayce released a video on resume screening methods that recruiters use, and he follows it up with a video answering questions from the first video and further explaining the information provided. Pull up a chair and check out this video.. . . READ ON »
Posted May 17, 2013 at 02:30 pm by jerdog
Sometimes, you can harp on a subject so much that you end up beating a dead horse. In our eyes, this is not one of those instances. Enough can’t be said for companies that take Open Source seriously, as well as their responsibility to contribute back to the very community that helps to boost adoption rates for their devices.
Sony Mobile is one of those companies that gets it. They have contributed to the open source community with their DASH code, GPLv2 adherence with their kernel source code releases, and various AOSP projects (Xperia S, Xperia Z). Now, they have added the Xperia Tablet Z to their stable of AOSP projects ahead of its worldwide release.