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Google accelerates voice recognition devices

May 18, 2016

Today Google announced the Google “Home”, a voice recognition device that will compete with Amazon’s Echo. Similar to Echo, the Google Home could respond to users voice commend, play music, control the smart thermostat Nest, search the internet etc. It’ll be available by end of 2016. Price is not announced yet.

Figure: Google Home

Google home flower

Source: Google

On the same day, Google also announced two voice control based apps: Allo and Duo. Both tap into Google Assistant platform. Google claims their Google Assistant platform is the best voice recognition system.

Voice recognition is also called voice command, or voice control. It is a very critical component for augmented reality, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence devices. Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook are all working on this technology.

In the newly published “Sensors for Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence market 2016 Report,” Touch Display Research analyzed over 30 companies working on voice recognition. This report also analyzed the other 20 sensor technologies for augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and artificial intelligence (AI) market. These sensor technologies include: camera-based gesture control, ultrasound and radar based gesture control, eye tracking, voice recognition, photodiode sensors, proximity touch screen, motion sensor, short-range wireless, other touchless technologies, touch sensor and touch pad.

Figure 2:  Sensor technology categories in the report

sensor table2

Source: Touch Display Research Inc., May 2016

Over 200 companies working on sensors, augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and artificial intelligence (AI), are profiled in the Excel database.

The “Sensors for Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence market 2016 Report” is available immediately and includes a PowerPoint file (over 300 pages) and an Excel database.

You can subscribe on our website: www.touchdisplayresearch.com in the Market Research Report page or contact us by email: jc@touchdisplayresearch.com

Thanks for reading,

Jennifer and team

Amazon Fire phone showing “3D” without 3D display

June 18, 2014
Today, Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos introduced their new device—the Fire phone in their news event in Seattle.
There had been many rumors that their new phone will come with a 3D display. In today’s news release, Amazon didn’t call it 3D at all; they called it “Dynamic Perspective”.

Figure: Amazon Fire Phone to show 3D images
Amazon fire phone
Source: Amazon, June 2014. www.amazon.com

After carefully study the Amazon’s video of the Fire Phone, Touch Display Research concluded the Fire phone is NOT using a 3D stereoscopic display. It’s using a “normal” 2D display, 4.7”, and 1280X720 pixel format. Rather it is using 4 small camera sensors to respond to how you tilt the phone and how you tilt your head. Then the real-time computer vision algorithms in the phone will show you the responded image.

More analysis will be in our Touch and Emerging Display monthly report. You can subscribe right here in our website.

Thanks for reading,
Jennifer and team