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All posts tagged "3d"


Monday, April 11, 2011

T-Mobile G-Slate Will Include Pair of 3D Glasses

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android Slates/Tablets & Accessories" @ 11:30 AM

http://www.t-mobile.com/shop/Phones...ate-with-Google

Really, where am I going to find a pair of 3D glasses to buy? I would have to steal a pair from the movie theater! But instead, T-mobile is kind enough to include a pair in the box with our new 3D enabled G-Slates once it hits the market.


Saturday, April 2, 2011

The HTC Evo 3D is coming to France

Posted by Craig Horlacher in "Android News" @ 12:00 PM

http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/28/...name-and-specs/

"Earlier this year, HTC allowed its previously Verizon-exclusive brand name out to prowl the globe with the Incredible S, and now it's doing the same with the heretofore Sprint-only EVO moniker. The EVO 3D, says a tweet from HTC's French mouthpiece, is coming to the land of baguettes, stylish mustaches and stripy pullovers, though a little bit of mystery remains as to when exactly its arrival shall be."

According to the tweet above the Evo 3D will be coming to France! It's due to hit the US this summer but besides that we don't really have a time frame. The Evo 3D will have the new Snapdragon with a 1.2GHz dual-core Scorpion CPU and Adreno 220GPU. I'm interested to see how this new CPU/GPU from QualComm stacks up against the Tegra 2. I think it will at least give it a run for its money and may well be faster! The HTC Evo 3d will be able to record 2D 1080p video and 3D 720p video. It will also ship with Gingerbread. I'm not too excited about 3D in general right now but I'm still interested in the technology and love to see new devices capable of doing utilizing it. My one concern with this device would be battery life. Hopefully HTC is able to improve it a lot over the first Evo. Are any of you in the US or France waiting to make this your new Android phone?

Tags: hardware, android, htc, 3d, evo

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

LG Optimus Pad 3D Video In Action

Posted by Jason Lee in "Android Slates/Tablets & Accessories" @ 11:30 PM

http://androinica.com/2011/02/14/lg...video-hands-on/

"Does the world really need 3D mobile devices? No, but companies are going to keep putting them out. That's why the LG Optimus Pad, announced at MWC 2011, garnered so much attention today."

3D video recording on a tablet/phone may just be the ultimate in "Why? Because I can". Personally I cannot think of a single situation were recording video in the old school red/green 3D would provide any real benefit. Would I do it if I could? Probably. Would I go out of my way to buy a device capable of it? Probably not. The capability of recording true 3D video on a mobile device is very cool for sure but it may be just a bit too gimmicky to really sell a device. What about you? Any of you guys who can't wait to get some 3D on your next mobile device? Click through for a video of the device in action.


Friday, February 4, 2011

T-Mobile Announces The T-Mobile G-Slate With Google By LG For You

Posted by Jason Lee in "Android Slates/Tablets & Accessories" @ 04:00 PM

http://www.tmonews.com/2011/02/t-mo...h-google-by-lg/

"Just hours ago T-Mobile teased an image of a traditional pair of 3D glasses. Why did they do such a thing? Because tonight they are officially announcing the T-Mobile G-Slate with Google by LG that has, you guessed it plenty of 3D capability!"

Rumors have been flying since we were teased with the "T-Mobile G-Slate with Google by LG" back at CES. Many of those rumors involved the device having a 3D screen. Well, it appears that those rumors were true. The G-Slate supports an 8.9-inch 3D capable screen and even has the ability to capture 3D and HD content with its dual rear facing cameras. If that weren't enough the G-Slate is powered by a dual core Tegra 2, has 32GBs of memory built in, an HDMI out port, and will be available "this spring". If you just can't get enough of this sweet new device T-Mobile has put up a sigh-up page so you can get the latest and greatest info as it becomes available. Anyone else out there think this baby looks cooler than the Xoom?


Saturday, December 18, 2010

Google Maps 5.0: See It Now In 3D!

Posted by Jason Lee in "Android Software" @ 03:00 PM

http://googlemobile.blogspot.com/20...obile-maps.html

"I'm excited to announce Google Maps 5.0 for Android, with two significant new features: 3D interaction and offline reliability.

We launched Google Maps for mobile a little more than five years ago. Since then, we've added dozens of features, and we've grown from a few thousand to more than 100 million users. Still, a couple of things have remained the same: a flat, north-up map and the need for a strong Internet connection. Today, we're changing that for the first time."

Google Maps for Android just got really freakin cool. (Not that it wasn't cool enough already.) Version 5.0 brings quite the list of exciting features to the table. The biggest change in my mind is the switch to vector based graphics, think PDF vs. JPG. While Maps still uses tiles of map data each tile now contains the information required to render any zoom level of that location. Which means once you've cached that section of the map you will not have to download any more data regardless of zoom level. Previously each zoom level had it's own static image that you needed to download when you zoomed in or out. According to Google this has reduced the size of the map data by 100 times. Which leads us to possibly the best new feature of all, offline rerouting and better offline reliability. With the massive reduction in map data size Google is now able to cache much more data very quickly. They are still in the early stages of rolling this out behind the scene but soon you will be able to setup your route and go without having to worry if you will loose data connection along the way and get lost. A few of the other great features include support for those cool 3D buildings we see on the full web version as well as tilting and rotating of the map using either gestures or the compass. So, what are you waiting for? Go get it NOW!

Tags: google, maps, offline, 3d, 5.0

Friday, December 10, 2010

TI OMAP 4440 Dual Core Processor Promises High Performance, 3D

Posted by Nurhisham Hussein in "Windows Phone News" @ 07:30 AM

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4053/...i-14-3d-1080p60

"Just as we saw widespread migration to the ARM Cortex A8 and Qualcomm Scorpion CPU cores in smartphones in 2010, in the next 12 months we will see the first tablets and smartphones based on dual-core SoCs from TI, Qualcomm and NVIDIA...Today TI is announcing more details on its OMAP 4440, a high performance dual-core Cortex A9 SoC slated for production in the second half of 2011."

Featuring a pair of ARM Cortex A9 processors running at 1.5GHz and a PowerVR SGX 540 GPU, the new OMAP 4440 promises 75% performance improvements over existing Cortex A8/Snapdragon platforms. Also in the feature list is support for the HDMI 1.4 spec (including 3D modes), 1080p hardware decode at 60fps, support for up to two 12MP cameras and 3D stereoscopic photography, and 720p video chat (read more on the capabilities at TI's website, and the full press release). It's cousin, the 4430, runs it's twin cores a little slower at 1GHz but offers the same GPU, with all that that implies. Anandtech thinks the 4430 will be deployed for smartphones while the 4440 is likely intended for MIDs and tablets. Now, if only someone can come up with better battery technology to keep up with all this multimedia goodness...


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