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Sony Makes Thermanager Open Source

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We’d like to think that temperature control is the least of our problems when it comes to our smartphones and tablets. It’s a factor that the majority, if not all, of the large manufacturers refuse to acknowledge—instead preferring to tout form, power, and performance. So when we do CPU-intensive activities, such as playing games, or when the weather’s hotter than usual on a particular day, we don’t expect our devices to usually heat up to such a degree.

To manage such problems, Sony has Thermanager, a ‘thermal management solution’ for Xperia devices with binaries that were previously released through their Developer’s Portal. An issue with this was d. . . READ ON »

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Porting Sony Small Apps to CM 10.1, Sony Rooting Toolkit, Sony Add-on SDK 2.0 Released! – XDA Developer TV

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The Sony Add-on SDK 2.0 has been released, and it brings new APIs for the Sony SmartWatch 2 and Xperia Z1. That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week’s news is an article about an easy rooting Toolkit makes rooting simple on Sony devices. In more Sony news, he talks about the guide on how to port the Sony small apps and task switcher to CM10.1.

Jordan talks about the other videos released this weekend on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer Jayce released a video answering his frequency asked questions, and later he released a video talking about how to combat procrastination. Pull up a chair and check out this video.. . . READ ON »

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Sony Brings the Knowledge and the Goods in Their Presentations

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XDA:DevCon 2013 is over. Without the great support from our sponsors, the event would not have been nearly as interesting or informative. One sponsor that really stepped up was Sony. Not only did they attend and bring their latest goods for ogling and testing, but they also brought three interesting presentations of our enjoyment.

Their first presentation Karl-Johan Dahlstrom (head of Developer Relations at Sony Mobile) gave was titled “How Sony Supports and Works With Independent Developers.” Part of Karl-Johan’s job is bridging internal software development with external developers, innovation, and knowledge sharing. Above all, he is responsible for fostering co-innovation through te. . . READ ON »

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Unlocking Xperia Z1 Breaks Camera, Moto Droid Devices Rooted – XDA Developer TV

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Apparently, unlocking the Sony Xperia Z1 Bootloader breaks the camera. That and much more is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week’s news is an article about Framaroot bringing One-Click Root to various devices and news about root and write protection bypass for the Moto X and the Droid Ultra.

Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer Kevin released a video talking about understanding Xposed Framework, Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler did an XDA Unboxing of the new Nexus 7 (2013), and TV Producer TK gave us an Android App Review of ViPER4Android. Pull up a chair and check out this . . . READ ON »

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Sony Cross-Device Development Pilot

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Today we are very excited to announce a new pilot program that will go live in the next few days. Given the emergence and increasing popularity of One-Click-Tools and Toolboxes, many developers faced a problem: Where do I put my thread if the tool is compatible with multiple devices?

Until now, you had three possibilities where each one had its own flaws:

  • General Android development (not many people search for Sony toolboxes in this forum → limited visibility)
  • Just a single device development forum (again, limited visibility for all the other devices)
  • One thread per supported device (Easily mistaken as spamming the forum and only possible in a few limited cases)

We hope to solve this issue with the introdu. . . READ ON »

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XDA Tablet Z Development Competition Voting is Live!

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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.

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Unifying Cloud Storage on Android, Xperia Tablet Z Winners Announced! – XDA Developer TV

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Sony Xperia illumination bar API released! That and more are covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week’s news is an article about using CloudCube to tame your clouds and news about Ariel Shimoni and XDA Elite Recognized Developer Stericson speaking at XDA:DevCon 2013.

Jordan talks about the other video released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer Jayce released a video talking about how a to make money as an app developer and be more than “Ramen Profitable.” Also, the winners of the Sony Xperia Tablet Z contest were announced. Pull up a chair and check out this video.. . . READ ON »

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APIs Released for the Illumination Bar on Xperia Devices

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Further testament to Sony’s increasing support for third-party developers comes with their release of ‘experimental’ APIs for that funky translucent illumination bar found on many of their phones such as the Xperia S. The new APIs will allow developers to play and experiment with the bar’s functionality in various situations, apps, and ROMs.

Announced at Sony’s Developer World, the APIs will allow developers to control the bar in unrestricted ways never before possible, such as setting the LED color, controlling the LED pulses, and define fading patterns. The devices that are fully supported by the APIs are the:

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Sony Opens Smartwatch to Custom Firmware, Paranoid Android Open Sources HALO – XDA Developer TV

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Sony now allows you to install custom firmware on your Smartwatch device. That story and more are covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week’s news is an article about Daniel Nazer speaking at XDA:DevCon 2013 and news about the contest. Additionally, the Paranoid Android team has open sourced HALO.

Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer Kevin gave us video on USB On-The-Go, AdamOutler and friend shows us how to develop for the Google ADK, and TK does an App Review of Hi App Lock. Pull up a chair and check out this video.. . . READ ON »

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