One of the downsides to Android apps is that sometimes an app that you want might not be compatible with your device. An example would be in the Android release of Grand Theft Auto whereby mostly the high-end Android smartphones were supported. Perhaps looking to include more of their phones as being compatible devices to a larger number of apps, Sony has launched a new program where they are lending out Xperia Android smartphones for developers to develop and test their apps on.

The program, called the Device Loaner Program, is aimed at smaller or independent developers who might not have the resources to test their apps on a variety of devices. The program is targeting the US and Canadian markets, although international developers can still apply but they will have to foot the shipping and handling fees themselves. The phones will be on loan for a maximum of 30 days and the current lineup includes: Xperia S, Xperia arc S, Xperia active, Xperia PLAY, Xperia arc, Xperia X10 Mini, Xperia X10a, Xperia X8 and LiveView. For more info, head on over to Sony’s Device Loaner Program’s page for the details.

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