Sony is such company that targets its selling point which is the water resistance smartphones and now the company is highlighting its phones’ underwater credentials with a series of weired new apps. New underwater collection of apps demoed, that we’ll talk to you after this break!
Japanese techno company, Sony was the first major smartphone manufacturer to introduce us with a water-resistant flagship handset – the Xperia Z from early 2013. Now, launched the water resistant applications officially called “Underwater Apps”.
As aforementioned in the title ‘selected Xperia devices’, currently, Underwater apps are only available for the Xperia Z1s and Xperia Z, limited to the US. The two handsets’ resistance to water, make use of the smartphones that literally know when they’re underwater. In fact to detect the phone is under water, the apps cam emit a high-frequency sound, then use the microphones to determine how that sound resonates, giving an indication of whether it’s submerged or not.
How it works underwater? Sony is not a small company rather relies on a detector that generates test tones (which can’t be heard by a human with such low frequency, but fish can). These detectors record sound via the two microphones of the smartphones. Spectrogram are generated, and in fact with the help of their different values, it is detected that whether the phone is in air or water states.
Sony debuts six Underwater Apps, such as Goldie, Photo Lab, Plantimal, Sink Sukn, Rainy-oke, and Tiny Umbrella. Apps for entertainment through your Xperia Z1s and Xperia Z smartphones under water, which also showcases the water-resistance capabilities of Sony’s phones.
Demo of Underwater Apps includes an animated fish which flops around unless its’ underwater, an underwater “endless runner” game and a virtual cactus which springs to life on your device.
You can find details regarding Sony’s Underwater Apps on Google Play at the link provided below. First of all you’ll need to be in the U.S. to see the apps. Designed exclusively for the T-Mobile’s Xperia Z1s!
(Source Google Play) (Via Gizmodo)