Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Amazon Fire Phone Uses 4 IR Cameras for 3D UI

The Verge, Mashable: Amazon Fire Phone uses four front-facing IR cameras to create a 3D user interface: "Perhaps the most useful application shown off so far is simply tilting the phone to scroll through a web page like The Washington Post or to page through a Kindle book. Of course, we've seen other tilting features before and they've a lot to be desired, but Amazon's demo seems to make these features seem far better than previous attempts. The question will be whether or not the extra processing power and potential battery life drain to run these multiple cameras will be worth it."

Jeff Bezos presents 3D UI features

10 comments:

  1. Wonder who is sourcing all the cameras for the fire phone??

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    1. Rumors:

      http://image-sensors-world.blogspot.co.il/2014/03/amazons-smartphone-rumored-to-have-6.html

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  2. It's extremely ridiculous. Haven't they heard of Gyroscopes. Existing in iPhone and used in tons of apps for many years.

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    1. I assume this is different because its doing it in relation to the users face. The gyroscope alone can't tell that so you would have to set some arbituary level for it to know whether to scroll up or down.

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    2. I don't agree. People don't move their head when using their device. They move the hand with the device. And for showing parallax it more than enough.

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    3. I guess to provide accurate perspective they need to know where the head is and how far it is from the screen. For the tilt-to-scroll feature, gyros/accelerometers are good enough.

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    4. Haven't you heard of patent violation?

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  3. Maybe they should pay something to Johnny Wang :
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LC_KKxAuLQw

    -yang ni

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  4. Sorry it was Johnny LEE not Johnny Wang !
    -yang ni

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  5. Johnny Wang/Lee is clueless.

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