Google's Project Tango team is working with LG to release a commercial device based on the platform, expected to hit store shelves in 2015. The partnership, revealed at Google IO 2014 during a presentation from Google's ATAP team of skunkworks, will see LG follow the recently-launched Project Tango developer tablet with a version intended for the everyday consumer.
Amazon's Fire Phone is proving divisive, with the 3D smartphone encountering both curiosity and criticism for its unusual interface and underwhelming pricing structure. Rather than shaking up the smartphone industry, Amazon's "little bit different" was an even easier way to shop from the company's own store. Missed the big event? Confused about what makes the Fire Phone special - or worthy of mockery? We've got you covered.
3D on phones is back, and it's Amazon giving it a try this time with Dynamic Perspective on the new Fire Phone. Eschewing a "true" 3D display as we've seen before, the Fire Phone's system instead uses four front-facing cameras to track the user's eyes, and adjusts the on-screen UI so that the various layers shift around to give the impression of 3D.
Amazon has reportedly been working on its new, 3D smartphone since 2009, according to a profile of the Lab126 team responsible for the handset we're expecting to see revealed on Wednesday, but it could in fact be the most mainstream of the products the retail behemoth is cooking up. Sharing workbench space in the clandestine skunkworks previously responsible for the Kindle ereader and Fire TV set-top box are tipped to be projected computer interfaces and more.
CreoPop's 3D printing pen has begun its crowdfunding campaign, with the cool-running stylus taking on 3Doodler and others with its unusual ink. The pen - which we played with in prototype form earlier this month - allows for freehand sketching of 3D objects, but unlike other such startups uses a completely cold ink that's set with ultraviolet light.
As Amazon prepares to give us something new, we’ve been wondering just what we should be looking for from them. We’ve all but confirmed we’re getting a smartphone from Amazon, so what would get us away from our current model? Can Amazon coerce us into dropping iOS or Android for their ecosystem? If they do these five things, they have a chance!
With Amazon’s supposed 3D-capable smartphone headed our way inside a week, it’s once again time to discuss why 3D phones aren’t the smartest buy right off the bat. What we’re speaking about here is the purchase of a 3D-capable smartphone when it’s released - in its first iteration, at the start of the 3D environment coming to the mobile smart device world. There aren’t many devices out there to use as examples.
Amazon's long-expected smartphone has been the subject of ever-increasing leaks, something that isn't surprising given its anticipated launch on June 18. Ahead of the launch, word has surfaced from anonymous sources claiming the 3D aspect will be powered by Omron's Okao Vision technology.
Google’s Project Tango is one of those ideas that seems cool enough to want, but a bit mystifying to grasp. We’ve seen the 3D capability before, but how is it done? Google has partnered with Mantis Vision to bring their MV4D technology to both Project Tango devices. Making use of the various cameras throughout, MV4D technology could someday make its way to your smartphone or tablet, too.