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Google about to launch next gen. augmented reality with Honeycomb 3.0?

January 9, 2011

Google’s next version of its Android platform — Honeycomb 3.0, not Gingerbread 2.3 (that’s so last week) — will feature a Google-built augmented reality application that outshines anything on the market today, according to Arab-language Android blog Ardroid. Citing a source who claims to have used the upcoming operating system, which was first publicly shown off by Android founder Andy Rubin on an unannounced Motorola tablet at last week’s D: Dive Into Mobile conference, the site claims that the alleged app will make Layar and friends look “weak and pathetic” in comparison.
No further details were given, other than the fact that Google employees using the current Honeycomb build are “very, very impressed” with it, and that its release is “coming closer than you may imagine.” Well we imagine waiting about six more months for Honeycomb, at least, considering that Gingerbread isn’t yet present on a single shipping device, nor has it even been pushed to developer units at this point. Still, evidence of Honeycomb is showing up in web databases the world over, so we may see Google roll this out sooner than anticipated in order to enable what will no doubt be a flood of Honeycomb-powered tablets.

An anonymous source reported the following trusted news about honeycomb: “Honeycomb is way closer to be released than we can imagine. Google is actually working on the Augmented Reality which is going to be a major feature of Honeycomb.” The anonymous also had a closer look on the Augmented Reality and he was absolutely shocked of how much Google was able to improve and develop this technology to make it far beyond any existed form of it today. He actually described the current form of this technology as pathetic comparing to what Google has been able to improve. The highest people at Google actually have their phones running Honeycomb right now and as they describe it, it is “nothing short of magical” that no other Android is even compare to it.

Google has already announced that Goggles will have a major update to make it capable of recognizing the plant by its leaves and capable of suggesting your next step on a chess game ( :O ). Well stick around fanDroids the Anonymous has reported that Google is updating Goggles soon enough. So keep an eye on your Goggles O_O

Google should come and talk to us at TAB Worldmedia to get fantastic content on their new AR platform! 😉

Via: Ardroid Blog

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3 comments

  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Thomas Fuhrman, Tweeps Around and others. Tweeps Around said: @Google about to launch next gen. #augmentedreality with Honeycomb 3.0? [blog] http://tinyurl.com/364ou5n #ar via @remcovrOOm […]


  2. That’s exciting. Do you think that it would be something separate to google goggles or built onto that?


  3. hello,

    If you have informations from Google, i’m also interested 🙂

    grégory



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