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