Feb 08 AT 5:50 PM Taylor Wimberly 9 Comments

Qualcomm demos the most amazing augmented reality apps

After a mediocre showing at CES, Qualcomm appears poised to finally show off some some of their customer’s Android devices which feature the new dual-core Snapdragons. Some users have complained that there are not enough apps to take full advantage of the faster application processors, but Qualcomm will be demoing what they call “the most amazing augmented reality app” next week at Mobile World Congress.

Qualcomm first released their vision-based mobile augmented reality (AR) tools and software development kit last year and then sponsored a $200,000 contest to inspire developers to create the most compelling apps. I’ve heard several interesting definitions for AR, but Qualcomm describes it as “reality, only cooler.”

A quick teaser video was uploaded to showcase some of the contest apps and several of the demos are pretty darn cool. Developers had less than four months to submit their entries, but it looks like they created some rich AR experiences including interactive games, educational applications, and marketing concepts.

Winners will be announced February 15th on facebook.com/qualcomm, but we are headed to Barcelona this weekend so be on the lookout for some hands-on demos.

Via: Facebook

Source: Qualcomm Blog

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    This is why I heart you HTC………cause your awesome.

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      This is Qualcomm not htc

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      Brand recognition FAIL!!!

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        Not quite. For those that weren’t paying close enough attention, they were using an HTC phone here.

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          Yes,But there just demonstrated it on those devices. htc did not develop the software and it will run on most other android phones not just htc

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    Good to see them doing something worth mentioning!

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    i have no f’ing idea what this is. you have to hold the phone in one hand and something else in the other? is that it?

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    To be honest I can think of this as something that will be more successful than 3D.. But thats just me and I hate 3D