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Sony loaning Android devices to devs for testing

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Sony loaning Android devices to devs for testing
We've given Sony a lot of props recently because of how it has been going about its Ice Cream Sandwich ROM development, by distributing alpha and beta versions of the updates for the community to test and comment on, in order to make them better. Now, Sony is going another step further by loaning Android devices to developers to let them test apps for any compatibility issues. 

Sony has started up its Device Loaner Program, which will allow developers up to 30 days to borrow a device in order to test out apps. Developers have their choice of 9 different Xperia smartphones, including the Xperia S, arc S, active, PLAY, arc, X10 Mini Pro, X10a, X8 and LiveView. The service is completely free, unless of course the developer doesn't return the phone within 30 days, at which point they will be charged. 

The program is open to any developer in the US or Canada, and Sony has even left it open to adding devices to the list if there is a demand, so if the devs push for it, we may even see the Sony tablets get in on the program. 

source: Sony via Droid Gamers

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posted on 18 Apr 2012, 22:00 3

1. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


That's why I'm getting an Xperia S. :p

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 22:33

2. GENARAL.LEVY (banned) (Posts: 93; Member since: 17 Apr 2012)


Good luck SONY

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 22:54

3. networkdood (Posts: 6262; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


excellente!!

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 23:53

4. khanmhsn (Posts: 25; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)


sony and htc both of them have software compatibility issue.hope they fix it through this method.

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 23:56

5. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Very good move, atleast you know some apps are getting compatible with it.

posted on 19 Apr 2012, 01:16 2

6. vu2ikl (Posts: 11; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


are you sure it's x10 mini and not simply Xperia mini? why would they give handset for which there is no future update..

posted on 19 Apr 2012, 02:55

7. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


Yeah, I kind of had a double take on that.

posted on 19 Apr 2012, 09:08

8. chethan316 (Posts: 28; Member since: 07 Nov 2010)


Which one's the X10 A? Is it the X10 Mini Michael?

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