Sony loaning Android devices to devs for testing

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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8 Comments

1. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

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

2. GENARAL.LEVY

Posts: 93; Member since: Apr 17, 2012

Good luck SONY

3. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

excellente!!

4. khanmhsn

Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

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

5. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

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

6. vu2ikl

Posts: 11; Member since: Sep 22, 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..

7. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

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

8. chethan316

Posts: 28; Member since: Nov 07, 2010

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

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