[MWC 2013] Today, Metaio announced an agreement with ST-Ericsson, in which the semi conductor manufacturer agrees to integrate  Metaio’s Augmented Reality hardware IP, also known as “AREngine”, into its upcoming mobile platforms via the “first application processor accelerating Augmented Reality performance on mobile devices”, according to Metaio.

We know Metaio from its Augmented Reality  mobile browser, and its multiple innovations in the field.

We do not know much about this new hardware from the information we got from Metaio, we need to ask for more details.  According to the company, the new chipset “will improve nearly all aspects of an Augmented Reality experience, yielding performance increases in speed, precision and power consumption, with up to 60 times faster initialization, more than an AR app running on existing platforms – the highest to date in the mobile industry”. In addition, Metaio claims that its AREngine “drastically reduces power consumption making all-day AR experiences possible”.

This innovation aims at pushing the adoption of Augmented Reality usage  by mainstream users in their everyday lives. We know that Augmented Reality is increasingly trendy in the mobile industry, with Qualcomm and Nokia pushing a number of AR applications, it might be an interesting feature to check on the future smartphones.  Check Metaio’s video above to learn more.

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