Sony has launched a new smartphone app dubbed the Sony UsNow. The report has come to Android Updated courtesy of Letsgodigital.
On 11 April 2019, Sony Corporation registered a trademark with the EUIPO for UsNow. The brand name was applied for by patent and law firm Müller Fottner Steinecke from Munich, Germany.
This company often acts on behalf of Sony, Müller Fottner established the trademark earlier this year for CinemaWide Display, the enormously long 21: 9 screen used by the new Xperia 1 and Xperia 10 smartphones.
The trademark for UsNow is classified as Class 9, with the description; smartphone software for sharing the screen with others and simultaneously communicating via video chat.
The function as described is of course not entirely new. Among other things, Skype offers the possibility to share the screen, so that friends or colleagues can watch your screen. Handy if you want to discuss a project, but also if you want to show a nice holiday destination for your friends. However, with Skype, this only works via the PC, and therefore not from an Android or iOS device. Sony UsNow will offer a similar service, but for smartphones.
In the Google Play Store, you will also find various apps for screen mirroring, but these are only meant for showing your smartphone screen on a TV. And not so much from smartphone to smartphone, in combination with a video chat service.
It is as yet unknown when Sony will unveil its new UsNow smartphone app. We may have to be patient until IFA 2019, this annual tech fair in Berlin will start September 6 A new high-end Xperia smartphone is also expected by that time.