Sony Ericsson Applies for Object Recognition Patent
Sony Ericsson has applied for a patent that would allow camera-equipped cell phones to take pictures or videos of objects and then use on-board pattern recognition software to determine what the object is. It would display text on the screen with the name of the object. The patent also says that if he software can't determine the exact name of the object, that it at least be able to classify the object as part of a group. The patent includes the capability to use multiple languages, store object names in the phone's memory, and geotag objects captured and identified. Sony Ericsson first applied for the patent in June 2007. Sony Ericsson has not said if/when it would include such a feature in its cell phones.
Huawei's P20 Series Boasts Gradient Paint and Advanced Cameras
Mar 27, 2018
Huawei today introduced the P20 and P20 Pro at an event in Paris. The new phones, direct competitors to Apple's iPhone, are high-end devices that include unique colors, powerful processors, and the newest camera technology.
Voice Typing in Google Search, GBoard for Android Gains 30 New Languages
Aug 14, 2017
Google today updated its Google Search and GBoard applications for Android devices and expanded the number of languages supported in voice typing by 30. Google said it worked with native speakers of these languages from around the world to build the needed speech sample data.
Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ Offer Refined Hardware, Improved Camera, AR Emoji
Feb 25, 2018
Samsung today announced the Galaxy S9 and S9+ phones, updates to last year's S8 models. The devices bear a striking resemblance to their predecessors and make only modest changes to the hardware.
Sony's Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact Let You Scan 3D Objects
Aug 31, 2017
Sony today announced the XZ1 and XZ1 Compact smartphones, two metal-clad flagships that pair novel features with classic Sony looks. The phones share nearly all specs and capabilities, with the XZ1 Compact downgrading only a few components due to its smaller size.