Several weeks ago, a previous news post published on the Alliance website forecasted (based on plentiful information leaks) that HTC was set to shortly unveil a new premium smartphone with a dual rear camera arrangement. That prognostication indeed came to pass, with the March 25 unveiling of the 2014 edition of the HTC One.
Recently published on the Alliance website is an abstract for Nathaniel Fairfield's planned afternoon keynote presentation at the May 29th Embedded Vision Summit, a technical educational forum for engineers interested in incorporating visual intelligence into electronic systems and software to be held in Santa Clara, California. Here's what abstract describes:
For the past several months, an ever-increasing and more detailed suite of rumours has pointed to the near-future unveiling of the successor to HTC's critically acclaimed and commercially successful HTC One smartphone.
3D (i.e. depth-discerning) cameras, along with the image sensors they're based on, are commonly mentioned in the embedded vision coverage found here on the site. Some times, accurate depth sensing is fundamental to enabling an application. Other times, it makes an application richer than might otherwise be the case, as with gesture interfaces.
As I've written many times before, one key indication that embedded vision has gone "mainstream" is its embrace by the technology industry. IC, core, subsystem, software and services suppliers are making substantial development investments, and the resultant products are being purchased in volume by numerous systems companies. But don't misunderstand; ongoing robust academic activity is also key!