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.
Google Says ARCore Will Push Augmented Reality to the Android Masses
Aug 29, 2017
Google today introduced ARCore, a software developer kit that will bring augmented reality to existing and future Android smartphones without the special hardware required by Project Tango. Google says it built ARCore on the foundation set by Project Tango, but has tweaked it in a way the will allow most devices to run AR apps and content.
Snapdragon 845 Boasts Advanced Imaging Tools and AI Smarts
Dec 6, 2017
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 845 mobile platform, its flagship system-on-a-chip for 2018. Qualcomm expects the module to form the core of next year's top smartphones, which it will endow with multimedia smarts for both audio and video.
Google's ARCore to Let Multiple People See the Same AR Content at the Same Time
May 8, 2018
Google today announced an update to its ARCore platform for augmented reality. The platform gains a handful of new tools to help developers create more immersive and shared AR experiences.
Apple Says iOS 12 Will Be Faster, Work Better On Older iPhones
Jun 4, 2018
Apple today announced iOS 12, its next-generation platform for the iPhone and iPad. Apple says it spent time improving the performance of the operating system, which in claims will work well on iPhones and iPads that went on sale as far back as 2013.
Google to Kill Off Project Tango in Favor of ARCore
Dec 15, 2017
Google today said it has decided to wind down Project Tango, its ambitious augmented reality platform that used on-device cameras and sensors to blend reality with computer-generated content. "As we focus on bringing augmented reality to the entire Android ecosystem with ARCore, we’re turning down support of Tango," said Google.