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Sony Patents Contact Lens Camera! LG Button-less Fingerprint Sensor!

Sony has patented a contact lens camera with zoom! LG unveils button-less fingerprint sensor module. Finally, the Chinese OEMs are coming west! Those stories and more are talked about by TK as he covers the news from the week ending May 6, 2016 at XDA-Developer.com. Check out this video! Be sure to check out other great...

Android N Developer Preview Available For Sony Xperia Z3!

Android N is available for just a small number of devices. It’s still a developer preview, so Google deciding to roll it up for a bunch of Nexus devices makes sense. There is some good news, though, as Sony worked closely with big G to provide a preview for their own Xperia phones. At this moment,...

Sony Launches Xperia X Series — All You Need to Know

In a bit of a surprise announcement, Sony has unveiled a "new look Xperia brand" with the Xperia X series of smartphones. Fitting along with the current theme of MWC 2016, these new Xperia devices are made more capable with the addition of smart accessories, giving us "ambient connected devices capable of changing the way...

Sony Xperia X Launch: Live Feed

The Sony Xperia X range has now burst on to the scene, including a Snapdragon 820 and water resistance, stay tuned as we find out all the juicy details about the X performance, X, XA. Sony

Ubuntu to Show Off Community Ports on OnePlus One & Sony Xperia Z1 at MWC 2016

Ubuntu has given us another reason to look forward to the Mobile World Congress 2016. The team at Canonical have announced the arrival of two new Ubuntu phone ports community ports, namely for the Sony Xperia Z1 and the OnePlus One. If you’re the lucky owner of a Sony Xperia Z1  you will soon be able...

Sony Publishes UART Plans, Makes Kernel Development More Understandable

When you get a custom kernel to flash onto your device, in most cases you don't think about its development process. Developers often use some really complicated tools to make the device boot. Among them you can find Universal Asynchronous Receiver Transmitters (UARTs) used mostly for debugging. One of our favorite OEMs decided to show us how everything...

Sony AOSP Recovery Program is Expanding!

Recovery is a vital part of the Android ecosystem, yet Sony smartphones are distributed without traditional /recovery partition. This is not convenient solution both for users and developers. To include some custom recovery like TWRP, PhilZ or ClockworkMod, ramdisk hacks are required. Despite this somehow weird strategy, we can't say a bad word about Sony as they...

Sony Updates Its App Analyzation Tool ‘AppXplore’

If you're a developer looking for an app to help with the quality assurance process (or for checking out your competitors' apps), then you might be interested in Sony's free app analysis tool called AppXplore. It's a simple app, but it provides an incredible amount of useful data about each and every app. Main View When you launch the...

Sony Releases Experimental AOSP Camera Framework For Developers

Sony is amongst one of the very few major OEM's in today's market which continue to be known for their developer friendly attitude. They not only make promises to become more developer friendly than what they already are, they actually work upon realizing these promises, something which cannot be said for other manufacturers. Today, Sony has...

Marshmallow Update & Unofficial Port Round-Up — Get Up to Date!

Come one, come all! While Nexus owners have already gotten a taste of some sweet, sweet Marshmallow, most users are left waiting for an official update. For many devices, it's hard to say when they'll receive their 6.0 updates given how many layers of testing each device needs to go through. Nevertheless, we're compiling a list...

Sony Open Device Program Interview: Opening Much More Than Just Software

At the Big Android Barbecue 2015, we had the honor of interviewing Alin Jerpelea from Sony, after his great talk on Sony's plans to open up the hardware of their devices as well as future plans for their developer programs. You can find the full, highly recommendable talk here. A notable takeaway is that Sony is now helping developers...

Sunday Debate: How Can OEMs Turn Around Their Flagships & Profits?

This year, we’ve seen plenty of flagships -- in fact, most manufacturers decided to up their game and create multiples, splitting famous lines such as the Moto X and the Z line into two variants for a single release. This deliberate flagship proliferation came at a time where enthusiasts feel increasingly disappointed with big releases, as...