Sony releases the global launch of “α” CLOCK for Mobile*1, a free Android smartphone application available on Google Play™, which enables users to enjoy high quality "World Heritage" fixed-point photos captured with “α” Interchangeable lens digital cameras. “α” CLOCK for Mobile*1 incorporates Sony’s own “Time-shift UI” and offers a new photo viewing proposition by allowing users to enjoy beautiful scenery through the natural course of time.
*1: Available for Android 2.2 and greater devices with screen resolution of 480 x 854 pixel or 720 x 1280 pixel, as well as Walkman Z series. Excludes tablet devices. Contents may not correctly display on devices which do not meet the above conditions and specifications.
More than 70MB free phone memories are recommended. New “Time-shift UI”:
“Time-shift UI” is Sony’s own user interface technology which allows users to enjoy photos captured at different times of the day by vertically sliding the time display.
“α” CLOCK photo contents for an immersive “Time-shift UI” experience “α” CLOCK content includes "World Heritage" photos captured through fix point shooting with “α” Interchangeable lens digital cameras, so that users can experience and enjoy “Time-shift UI”.
Users can activate Time-shift mode by vertically sliding the time display to marvel at "World Heritage" photos captured at different time of the day.
By sliding the time display to the bottom, users will be able to view fixed-point photos captured at different times of the day.
More than 40 “World Heritage” photo contents will be available
A photo of ‘Mont Saint-Michel’ in France is preinstalled with this application so users can immediately experience “Time-shift UI”. In addition, photos from the following four World Heritage sites are available for download (historical area in Istanbul, Turkey; Mount Huangshan in China; Ha Long Bay in Vietnam; Ogasawara Islands in Japan). New content will be added about every two weeks to offer a total of more than 40 photos.
“α” logo displayed in the information bar indicates application updates:
Automatically Switch Home Screen Wallpaper
By activating the wallpaper switching function in the application setup menu, users can automatically set the displayed content as their wallpaper on their Android™ device. Fixed-point photos of "World Heritage" sites change 12 times*2 throughout the day. *2: Time of day when change occurs depends on the contents.
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*3: “Time-shift UI” is not applicable for special content."Option menu" is appeared by sliding the screen upward. "Collection Album" Function.