What Samsung’s 5G Flagships Mean For Mobile AR

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

Samsung’s annual Unpacked event once again provided a platform for the company to tease its newest flagship hardware. In addition to its latest foldable phone, the Galaxy Z Flip, the computing giant also announced an update to their smart buds, Galaxy Buds+. Most notably, Samsung introduced the Galaxy S20 line, the second mass-market handset to feature Qualcomm’s 5G-enabled Snapdragon 865 … Read More

Greenlight Perspective 2020: How Augmented Reality Will Evolve Alongside the 2020 Mobile Computing Landscape

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

2019 saw the beginning of a major wave of disruption in mobile computing in the form of augmented reality. Across entertainment, social media, and business use cases, tablets and smartphones have emerged as the de-facto platform for many different AR applications and yielded immediate business benefits of their massive addressable market. Led by major global stakeholders including PTC, Apple, and … 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.

With Intel Acquisition, Apple Prepares for 5G Adoption

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

Several major media outlets reported on July 22nd that smartphone maker Apple may soon finalize the acquisition of Intel’s smartphone modem assets, including staff and intellectual property, to the tune of over $1 billion. The report suggests that the purchase could further strengthen the Cupertino, California-based company’s already considerable control over its supply chain.  Our Perspective  Despite the long road … Read More

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ is Next Shot Fired in SoC Arms Race

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In a relatively rare development, silicon giant Qualcomm announced on July 15th that it will be releasing a mid-year update to its current flagship chip, the Snapdragon 855. Called simply the Snapdragon 855+, the new SoC delivers a moderate clock speed boost and improved graphics processing performance. Other similarities include the presence of dual cellular modems, as Qualcomm continues to … Read More