Sony Opens Its Android SmartWatch, Lets Developers Create Their Own Firmware

Sony Opens Its Android SmartWatch, Lets Developers Create Their Own Firmware

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Sony has opened its Android SmartWatch letting developers create and flash alternative firmware.

Developers have been able to create apps for the SmartWatch using the Sony Add-on SDK for quite some time already, however, with the Open SmartWatch project, we’re opening up the device even more. If you’re an advanced developer, you can now take control of SmartWatch as a hardware peripheral in new ways by creating and flashing your own alternative firmware.

Currently, there are no alternative firmware versions for SmartWatch, but we hope that that the Open SmartWatch project will inspire and make it possible for you to create new innovations.


Sony is holding a SmartWatch Arduino Hackathon in Malmo, Sweden together with Arduino who will offer a tool chain enabling Arduino firmware to run on the SmartWatch.

The company has also posted a "Hacker guide" with technical information and instructions on how to flash the SmartWatch. It contains information about the display, Bluetooth, I2C peripherals, touch sensor protocols and more.

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Sony Opens Its Android SmartWatch, Lets Developers Create Their Own Firmware
Raleigh - June 15, 2013 at 4:10pm
Sue*
Raleigh - June 14, 2013 at 6:18pm
OMFG apple just came up with that! Sure spamdroid apple! I would pay you guys a ton if I could if you sue hem!
Simon - June 14, 2013 at 1:08pm
Get off your ass and make a smart watch already apple!!!
Raleigh Brecht - June 17, 2013 at 3:10pm
Give them time due to lots of features thank you very much lazy wenchhole thinker
terrance&philip - June 14, 2013 at 5:21am
these will be a big FAIL. Its stupid charging a watch
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