Texas Instruments Commits to Augmented Reality for OMAP
Texas Instruments today announced new partnerships with metaio and Total Immersion in hopes of delivering augmented reality applications for mobile devices using its OMAP processors. Both metaio and Total Immersion have created software developer kits so that application writers can target OMAP-based devices. The SDK from metaio includes gravity awareness and visual tracking technology for 2D and 3D objects. The SDK from Total Immersion offers quick image recognition, rendering capability, and tracking abilities. Both SDKs are available for download starting today.
Lenovo Phab 2 Pro Project Tango Phone Now On Sale
Lenovo made the Phab 2 Pro, the first Project Tango augmented reality handset, available for sale on its web site today. The phone was originally expected to go on sale in September.
Lenovo Shows Off the Phab 2 Pro Project Tango Phone
Lenovo today announced the Phab 2 Pro, a smartphone aimed at helping people capture virtual and augmented reality content. It builds on the foundation set by the first Project Tango tablet, but is a smaller and more refined device.
Sony Offering Its Smart EyeGlass to Developers
Sony today said a developer kit for its Smart EyeGlass will be available to developers in March. The Smart Eyeglass Developer Edition SED-E1 includes the glasses, sensors, camera, and associated software for controlling the ensemble.
Qualcomm Debuts Snapdragon SDK for Virtual Reality
Qualcomm today announced a new software developer kit meant to help app writers create better virtual reality experiences for phones that are powered by Snapdragon processors. The SDK will school developers so their apps can handle the "extreme power consumption constraints and challenging performance requirements ...
Immersion Hits Apple with 3D Touch Lawsuit
Immersion has filed multiple lawsuits against Apple and AT&T, claiming the two violate its haptic feedback patents. Specifically, Immersion believes the Apple iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone 6s/6s Plus, Apple Watch, Watch Sport, and Watch Edition make use to two patents pertaining to "haptic feedback system with stored effects" and "method and apparatus for providing tactile sensations." The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are further accused of infringing a third patent for "interactivity model for shared feedback on mobile devices" — or 3D Touch, the defining feature of the two phones.