Friday, February 21, 2014

Google New Smartphone Tango With 3-D Sensors

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Google announced their newest prototype Android smartphone with a feature that can make real-time, 3-D maps of its environments. The customized hardware and software of the smartphone is composed of sensors that enables the gadget to make over 250,000 measurements every second. With this capability, it can be use as indoor mapping device and a navigation assistance tool for the visually-impaired. The phone can capture the dimension of spaces or rooms by moving it around.

Google said that “We are physical beings that live in a 3-D world. Yet, our mobile devices assume that physical world ends at the boundaries of the screen.”

The prototype of the smartphone is developed by Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects unit under a venture called Project Tango.

The device is a 5 inches Android phone with a 4-megapixel camera. It also has an additional motion-tracking camera, a 3rd depth-sensing camera, and includes a pair of processors optimized for computer vision calculations.


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Thursday, February 20, 2014

In Latin America, Android OS Smartphones Dominates iOS

In 18 Latin American countries Google's Android platform reign supreme. A marketing firm Guía Local said that the Android platform got a 61.3% average of the market share in 18 Latin American countries in 2013.

The 18 Latin American countries are Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

In Panama, Android got a whopping 80.6% of the share, next was Bolivia with 75%, and 74.6% share for Argentina.

In those 18 countries, the Apple's iOs got only an average of 28.1% of the market share in 2013.