Sony has launched a new service for developers called “Remote Device Lab”, which acts as a virtual Xperia environment on which to test apps and games. It means that devs can make sure their new apps/games or even updates work correctly on a number of Xperia devices including the Xperia Z1, Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z3.
It means that developers do not need to buy a range of Sony Xperia devices just to ensure app compatibility. The lab works by remotely connecting to real devices through a web interface. So devs can interact with these devices as if they were in their hands. They include a SIM card (phone calls are blocked though) and data traffic is enabled. The Remote Device Lab is currently in beta and sounds a like great addition for developers.
Thanks Armaan and Ben!