Sony Tablets – News, Reviews and Tips about your Android Tablet

The latest news, tips and reviews about Sony Tablets

   Recently Sony launched the Sony Tablet SDK Add-on kit, in order to make the Android Operating System even more developer-friendly.  With the help of this kit, devs are now able to manipulate some of the special features found in Sony Tablet  S & P or Xperia Tablet.

   The Sony Tablet SDK Add-on includes code examples and emulators for Small Apps, the IR remote sensor and the dual screen functionality (only on Sony Tablet P).

   In order to install the Sony SDK Add-on follow the instructions below. The easiest ways to install the Sony Tablet SDK Add-on is by following the install instructions from the Android SDK manager. Written below are 11 easy steps that will guide through the rest of the installation process.

 

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Step 1.
Start the Android SDK Manager in Eclipse by navigating to Windows > Android SDK Manager.

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Step 2: The Android SDK Manager wizard will open.

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Step 3.
Click Tools in the menu row at the top of the Android SDK Manager window.

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Step 4 & 5 .
Select Manage Add-on Sites and Click the User Defined Sites

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Step 6.
Select New on the displayed dialog.

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Step 7.
Enter the following URL in the Add Add-on Site URL dialog: http://dl-developer.sonymobile.com/sdk_manager/Tablet-SDK-Add-on.xml. Then click OK.

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Step 8.
The Add-on Sites will display the User-Defined Sites. Click Close.

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Step 9.
Check the packages by confirming that Sony Mobile Communications AB displays in one of the fields.

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Step 10.
Expand the field that displays Sony Mobile Communications AB, and select the checkbox for Sony Tablet SDK Add-on, then click Install 1 Package.

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Step 11.
Exit the Android SDK Manager. The Sony Tablet SDK Add-on is now installed.

Congratulations, if you’ve followed step-by-step the pictures above now you should be able to start developing apps for your Sony Tablet. These include the following:

 

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