Sony has releasedÃ‚Â its Background Defocus app, from the Xperia Z2, as a standalone app in the Play Store.
Background Defocus is, like NokiaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Refocus, a single function application that allows users to take a photo and add a background blur. A feature currently in vogue, the HTC One enables this at the hardware level, capturing two photos simultaneously, while the Samsung Galaxy S5Ã¢â‚¬Â²s Selective Focus feature takes multiple photos to determine the placement of an object in space.
Recently, Google released a standalone Camera app for all Android devices running KitKat or above, featuring a similar technology called Lens Blur. While it appears that SonyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Background Defocus app is a little more granular Ã¢â‚¬â€ you can adjust background blur on a sliding scale, rather than tapping on a part of the photo like in other apps.
Background Defocus will work with any Xperia device running Android 4.3 or higher.