Nokia's City Lens Augmented Reality App Exits Beta
Nokia City Lens, an augmented reality application for Lumia Windows Phones, has graduated from beta and is available as a 1.1 release. City Lens lens uses a Lumia smartphone's camera, compass, and accelerometer to overlay web-based data about local points of interest on a live view of their surroundings. It can, for example, point out hotels, shops, public transportation, and restaurants. The app also lets Lumia owners share places easily with friends via SMS and other tools. The app can be downloaded directly from the Windows Phone Store on Nokia Lumia devices. Previously, the app was only available via Nokia Beta Labs.
Hands on with the Lumia 950 and XL
The Lumia 950 is Microsoft's flagship phone for Windows 10. It continues the Lumia line while showcasing the new, unified Windows 10.
Google's ARCore 1.0 Released to Public, Google Lens Hits More Handsets
Google today made ARCore 1.0 available to developers and the public, bringing augmented reality to some 100 million smartphones around the world. Handsets compatible with ARCore include Google’s Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL; Samsung’s Galaxy S8, S8+, Note8, S7, and S7 edge; LGE’s V30 and V30+; Asus’s Zenfone AR; and OnePlus’s OnePlus 5.
Microsoft's Hyperlapse App Now Works with All Lumias
Microsoft recently updated its Hyperlapse time-lapse application for Windows Phone and Android devices. The Windows Phone version of Hyperlapse is now compatible with all Lumia handsets.
iPhone Owners Gain Access to Google Lens in Google Photos
Google today said iOS users can try a preview of Google Lens in the latest version of Google Photos (v3.15). Google Lens is an image-recognition function that relies on mobile cameras to perform searches.
Snapchat's Lens Studio Lets Anyone Create Lenses
Snapchat today debuted Lens Studio, a desktop application that makes it easy for anyone to design and create Lenses for the Snapchat community. Snapchat says Lens Studio is free to Mac and Windows, and guides creative types through the process of animating their ideas for mobile devices.
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