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alt="" width="403" height="254" /><br><br></a>SE is giving quite a bit these days! From announcement of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update, to supporting FreeXperia group, Sony Ericsson is making a big step in development, and what's more important, making a step ahead of the others. We just might see SE going up the ranks.<p>Making camera libraries, (essentially camera drivers) public, means that modders around the world can modify those libraries, make adjustments of their liking, and ultimately have better experience with Xperia smartphones and their cameras. Similar situation already happened with Sony Ericsson cellphones, now you got whole array of camera drivers that are better than original ones, even that they are model-dependent.<p>This libraries come with special EULA licence (in archive), it's not that long, it's not strict, but do read it carefully before doing anything.<p>SE says that they decided to do this because, at first, drivers made some trouble to FreeXperia group, as libraries they used heavily relied on Xperia's default ROM, while FreeXperia group used custom ROMs, which didn't totally support the camera. Next move was by Sony Ericsson. They rebuilt the drivers, essentially keeping same files, but made it less reliable on default Xperia ROM. And then they decided to make them public, as they realized that this could help people using custom ROMs, and even users with default ROM, that wanted to get out every bit of their cameras.<br>On the other side, we expect fixing of Xperia Mini Pro's electromagnetic noise problem, as some believe that faulty drivers are causing trouble.<p>You can download the libraries <a title="Sony Ericsson Developer World" href="http://developer.son...es?cc=gb&lc=en"
target="_blank">here</a> (remember to read that short license inside archive)<br>At the moment, it's not very clear on how to edit libraries, but they should hopefully explain it soon at FreeXperia XDA thread
<p><span style="color: #c0c0c0">From: Aleksandar, via SE Dev World</span>