Sony Mobile Communications Inc. is a multinational mobile phone manufacturing company jointly headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, and Lund, Sweden, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation. It was founded on October 1, 2001 as a joint venture between Sony and the Swedish telecommunications equipment company Ericsson, under the name Sony Ericsson. Sony acquired Ericsson's share in the venture on February 16, 2012.Sony Mobile Communications has research and development facilities in Tokyo, Japan; Chennai, India; Lund, Sweden; Beijing, China and Silicon Valley, United States. Sony Mobile was the fourth-largest smartphone manufacturer by market share in the fourth quarter of 2012 with 9.8 million units shipped.The current flagship device of Sony is the Sony Xperia Z3, a smartphone that is water and dust proof with an IP rating of 68, a Quad core 2.5 GHz Krait Processor, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Chipset, Android 4.4.4 OS, and a 20.7-megapixel, G Lens, Exmor RS, and BIONZ image processor powered, 4K camera. Wikipedia.
Sony Mobile Communications | Date: 2017-02-22
[Object] To enable a user to simply and easily confirm a plurality of pieces of update information handled by a plurality of various application programs without any troublesome operation. [Solving Means] Information storages (62 to 70) store a plurality of different types of information. An update ion-formation storage (61) stores a part of information updated in the information storages (62 to 70) as update information associated with the respective types. An update information manager (51) monitors an information update in the information storages (62 to 70) and stores, when an information update is made in the information storages (62 to 70), the part of the updated information in the update information storage (61) as update information associated with the respective types. Further, an information selector (50) extracts the update information stored in the update information storage (61) in time series and outputs them to display them on a screen.
Sony Mobile Communications | Date: 2017-04-26
There is provided a human body communication device including a control unit configured to adjust a communication strength on the basis of information relevant to a process using human body communication.
Sony Mobile Communications | Date: 2017-01-17
An information processing apparatus that controls a display disposed on a casing of the information processing apparatus to display an image; outputs, by a communication interface of the information processing apparatus, the image displayed on the display; detects an orientation of the casing; and generates different images as the image displayed on the display and the image output by the communication interface when a predetermined change of orientation of the casing is detected.
Sony Mobile Communications and Sony Corporation | Date: 2017-01-04
A mobile terminal device includes a touch panel where a specified input operation is performed with an indicator, an input detection unit, and an operation determination unit. The input detection unit detects the pattern of the input operation based on the position of the indicator on the touch panel, and decreases the frequency of execution of processing arranged to detect the input operation performed on the touch panel when an input operation performed on the touch panel is not detected over a specified time period. When the pattern of the input operation is detected in the case where the execution frequency of the processing arranged to detect the input operation is low, the operation determination unit causes a controlled unit determined to be an operation target in relation to the pattern of the input operation to execute a specified operation.
Sony Corporation and Sony Mobile Communications | Date: 2017-01-27
An information processing apparatus includes a storage section and a control section. The storage section stores a plurality of templates having different predetermined designs with template attribute information, the plurality of templates each being applied to a display of a content including at least one of a document and an image with the content being laid out on the template. The control section performs a matching processing of component information, as a search key, of the content with the template attribute information, and selects, as a template corresponding to the content to be applied to the display of the content, a template whose template attribute information has a higher match rate than others.
Sony Mobile Communications | Date: 2017-05-17
There is provided an electronic device including: a first antenna for wireless communication; a second antenna for near-field communication that forms a loop by being used together with the first antenna, at least a part of the second antenna being positioned at a back surface of a display region of a display; and a first filter that is provided in the first antenna or the second antenna, passes a signal of a frequency band used in the near-field communication to the first antenna, and blocks inflow of the signal of the frequency band used in the wireless communication into the second antenna.
Sony Corporation and Sony Mobile Communications | Date: 2017-02-02
A device includes one or more image sensors that capture live video data and a memory that stores the captured live video data. The device includes circuitry that determines an angle-of-view for one or more frames of the live video data and generates wide angle video data that has a larger angle-of-view than the one or more frames of the live video data. The circuitry determines one or more angles-of-view not represented in the wide angle video data by the live video data. The circuitry generates make-up image data captured at a later time than the live video data, wherein the make-up image data has an angle-of-view corresponding to at least one of the one or more angles-of-view that are not represented in the wide angle video data by the live video data. The circuitry updates the wide angle video data to include the make-up image data.
Sony Mobile Communications | Date: 2017-01-13
An information processing apparatus that determines a direction to browsed next as a guiding direction with a location of content displayed by a display of the information processing apparatus as a reference location; determines a perceptual strength of each of a plurality of active elements disposed in different locations on or within a casing of the information processing apparatus based on the guiding direction; and controls each of the plurality of active elements based on the perceptual strengths.
Sony Corporation and Sony Mobile Communications | Date: 2017-02-14
An information processing apparatus including a touch panel and a near field communication interface. The information processing apparatus detects that an input received at the touch panel corresponds to a predetermined input when the information processing apparatus is in a suspended state; and controls the information processing apparatus execute a predetermined function via the near field communication interface and awake from the suspended state upon detecting that the input corresponds to the predetermined input.
Sony Mobile Communications | Date: 2017-02-08
An electronic device is operated based on whether it detects vibration indicative of natural human tremors while the device is not enclosed in a small space. Human tremors are detected by sampling a motion signal and performing a discrete Fourier transformation on a plurality of sets of samples. For each sample, a mean magnitude is calculated for a first range of frequencies indicative of human tremors. A mean magnitude is also calculated for a second range of frequencies greater than the first range. If the difference between the mean magnitude of the first range and the mean magnitude of the second range, then human tremors are detected for the set of samples. Human tremors are detected for the device if a threshold number of sets of samples within a predetermined time period produce an output indicating detection.