Sony Ericsson LiveView™ micro display for Android™ phones

September 29, 2010 Leave a comment
Sony Ericsson LiveView

Sony Ericsson announces the Sony Ericsson LiveView accessory. It is a micro display accessory with a remote control functionality. It enable the users to interacts with their any LiveView enabled Android application. This Sony Ericsson LiveView accessory enables you to create new eye-opening applications, and useful extensions of existing applications.

Sony Ericsson LiveView uses Bluetooth connectivity to wirelessly pair up to a compatible handset. LiveView features a 128x128 pixel, 1.3 inch organic LED (OLED) display with four touch areas. LiveView also has two additional keys for on/off and select. In default, it functions as a remote control for the music player, display messages and feeds from the phone and social networking services (like Facebook, Twitter and Youtube), and also display call information and calendar reminders.

Sony Ericsson LiveView

With its small size, you can wear the LiveView almost anywhere. You can wear it in a watch strap, or you can use it with a smart clip on the back. This way you can wear it on your clothes, or even clip it on your laptop.

The size of the Sony Ericsson LiveView is 3.5 cm x 3.5cm x 1.1 cm, and the battery will last up to four days during normal usage. The LiveView will work with most phones running Android 2.0 and above. A list of compatible phones will later be available on  LiveView is compatible with Bluetooth 2.1 technology. The Sony Ericsson LiveView will be available in selected markets from Q4, 2010.

Sony Ericsson LiveView

To make your Android applications work with the Sony Ericsson LiveView, you have to create a LiveView plugin to your application. For this, an easy-to-use SDK will be announced on the Developer World web site shortly. Once your application or new version of your existing application is ready, you simply upload it to Android Market. Users can then download it, as with any application. To find LiveView enabled applications, Sony Ericsson have developed the LiveWare Manager application. It will scan Android Market for LiveView enabled applications and present them to the user. The LiveWare manager will itself be available from Android Market.

If you are interested in adding a LiveView plugin to your Android application, you will soon be able to download developer tools and documentation from the Developer World web site.