Recent MicroLED Developments From Plessey, Others To Enable New Augmented and Mixed Reality Display Applications

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Innovation in microdisplays are being used in new applications, including AR/VR. As a result, the augmented reality near-eye displays market is expected to see a significant rise over the next few years in the number of microLED-based display devices available for consumer and enterprise end-users. This week, Plessey, a UK-based specialist provider of microLED technology for augmented and mixed reality … Read More

Smartglasses Shootout: Garta, Orion, Stella to Advance Augmented Reality

J.C. Kuang, Analyst J.C. Kuang, Analyst Augmented Reality, Augmented Reality Intelligence Service, Devices & Technology, Head-Mounted Displays, Insight Articles

Recent reports have shed new light on the augmented reality hardware strategy underway at Facebook. Persons familiar describe two discrete products, codenamed Orion and Stella which appear to vary significantly in functionality.  Orion represents a major step forward in functionality for consumer AR hardware, promising discrete computing functionality and support for phone-like features such as onboard mobile broadband connectivity. Stella, … Read More

iPhone 11: Apple Lays Groundwork for Graphics and AR

J.C. Kuang, Analyst J.C. Kuang, Analyst Augmented Reality, Augmented Reality Intelligence Service, Devices & Technology, Imaging & Video, Insight Articles, Telecommunications

Apple’s annual iPhone reveal event remains one of the most hotly anticipated events in the consumer technology industry. While the company is credited with popularizing and refining many of the key technologies which make up the current computing landscape, the iPhone event is the company’s opportunity to reassert its ability to innovate on the modern smartphone, in this year’s iPhone … Read More

Is the Exynos 980 the Beginning of Mass 5G Accessibility?

J.C. Kuang, Analyst J.C. Kuang, Analyst Augmented Reality, Augmented Reality Intelligence Service, Devices & Technology, Insight Articles, Telecommunications

On Sept 4th, Samsung announced its latest proprietary system-on-chip (SoC) processor, the Exynos 980, during IFA 2019. As with previous Exynos chips, it will power international variants of Samsung smartphones in markets outside of North America, China, and Japan. According to preliminary specifications, the 980 is positioned for the mid-range market in terms of performance and thus is unlikely to … Read More

6D.AI Official Release: A Major Milestone for the AR Cloud

J.C. Kuang, Analyst J.C. Kuang, Analyst Augmented Reality, Augmented Reality Intelligence Service, Devices & Technology, Insight Articles, Software

6D.AI, a San Francisco-based startup developing an augmented reality (AR) mapping software, announced a major product milestone on August 27 surrounding the official release of its API. The company included an official business model with the API allowing developers to create applications using 6D.AI to accurately map, track, share, and store data about physical environments.

What The Galaxy Note 10’s Scanning Feature Means For xR Adoption

J.C. Kuang, Analyst J.C. Kuang, Analyst Augmented Reality, Augmented Reality Intelligence Service, Devices & Technology, Insight Articles, Telecommunications

Following the official launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10, consumers and media outlets assessed a unique feature powered by the phone’s depth-sensitive camera array: the ability to generate a seemingly photo-realistic 3D scan of a given real-world object in less than a minute.  The company touts a wide variety of applications for the new “quick scanning” feature. Standouts included … Read More