IEEE Vows to Tackle Mobile Video Quality
The IEEE today announced a new initiative intended to improve the quality of video that is streamed to and consumed on mobile devices via wireless networks. The IEEE P1907.1 Standard for Network-Adaptive Quality of Experience (QoE) Management Scheme for Real-Time Mobile Video Communications working group kicks off its first meeting in March of this year. The core focus of iEEE P1907.1 will be to standardize measurement and reporting of in-transit and received real-time video signal quality; real-time, device- and network-based feedback control mechanisms for better detection of and adaptability to network fluctuations, and; human visual perception-based metrics that take into account user device capabilities and other subjective factors. The end goal is to give network operators, application developers, and service/content providers the tools they need to optimize mobile video creation and delivery to mobile devices via any mobile browser, application, game, device, or service platform.
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 Turning On Pixel Visual Core in All Pixel 2 Handsets
Feb 5, 2018
Google today said it is fully activating the Pixel Visual Core co-processor in its newer Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones. The Pixel Visual Core allows the Pixel 2 devices to make use of advanced machine learning to improve HDR+ photography.
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.
Apple Reveals iOS 10 Features
Jun 13, 2016
Apple today showed off iOS 10, what it calls the biggest release of iOS ever for both end users and developers. To start, the platform changes up the lock screen, making it easier to access the camera, notifications, Control Center, and widgets.