Sony launches “Borrow an Xperia phone” for developers to test their apps

Daniel Bader

April 18, 2012 6:06pm


Sony has taken an extremely pragmatic approach to the developer community, both in terms of apps and the custom ROM builders. Today they are announcing a new initiative that is meant to make it easier  for developers to test their apps against a wide range of Xperia handsets.

The program is fairly lenient: borrow a single Xperia smartphone, free of charge, for up to 30 days. As Sony says on its Developer Blog: “The Device Loaner Program was created with you, the developer, in mind. For the smaller studios and independent developers with limited resources, this is a perfect program to take advantage of. With it, you can immediately borrow an Xperia™ smartphone for up to 30 days.”

The devices as part of the program are:

– Xperia S
– Xperia arc S
– Xperia active
– Xperia PLAY
– Xperia arc
– Xperia X10 Mini Pro
– Xperia X10a
– Xperia X8
– LiveView

To sign up for the program, head on over to their signup page.

Source: Sony
Via: Android Police

  • RP

    Umm this program has been around for about a year…

  • Aiden

    They did’nt mention that you have to prove you have an app in progress.

  • hurric

    awesome.. thanks! signed up waiting for email

  • Awwyeah

    Very easy way of screwing Sony over.. Sign up using a prepaid credit card.