To me, applications like this one are really important for school students. I bought my first significant Android the same year I began my Physics degree at my university, and immediately I realised how tremendously helpful it was. From accurate graphing applications to TI emulators (don't judge me, the real thing costs crazy amounts here!), passing through giants like Wolfram and MATLAB Mobile, there were a lot of tools for one to excel with. In fact, I'd say that without Android I wouldn't have chosen...
See Google Project Tango in Action!
Just yesterday, we talked a little about Google ATAP’s team and their latest endeavor, the Kinect-like Project Tango. Now, thanks to the fine folks over at TechCrunch, we have our first glimpse of a prototype in action.
The video comes from Matterport, a computer vision and perceptual computing solution company, which was given access to an early prototype device. In the demo, the prototype uses its depth and standard imaging cameras to create a 3D representation of an indoor environment.
While the captured image data is admittedly a bit rough, this is due to the prototype’s lower resolution color camera. It’s safe to assume that shipping devices based on Tango technology will feature far higher resolution color imaging. Furthermore, the prototype’s depth sensor was still able to capture an impressive amount of spatial detail, which can be seen in the video above.
Unfortunately, the demo doesn’t show anything other than the capture process and the final results, so we’re unable to see the amount of processing time required to create the 3D render from all of the captured data. Regardless, this is still exciting, as it demonstrates a huge potential for entirely new types of applications.
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XDA Recognized Contributor Albe95 has shared with us what looks to be Galaxy S6 applications. The ones he's provided are the GearManager, the Optical Reader, GeoNews and Kids Mode. The applications are available for download through the links in the opening post, but keep in mind it is likely that they might not be compatible with your device. There's also new information about more applications and system interface features revealed in the same thread: The alleged S6 statusbar and panel are ported to the...
Only a few years ago, it was normal for a major app release to be available for iOS but come months later to Android. That seems to no longer be the case, as Android has advanced tremendously with Google putting a huge effort into its Play Store and ecosystem. However, while the majority of major app releases are now made available for both platforms at the same time, there are a few iOS exclusives that some of us wish were on our favorite mobile OS (Hyperlapse comes to mind). Let us know which apps for the iPhone you wish were on Android.