Android “N” is here and after months of waiting the official name has been released. World, meet Android Nougat. From its humble Cupcake beginnings, to the days of Gingerbread and Jelly Bean, Android has now had 12 nicknames, with its latest being announced live from the campus based in Mountain View, California. Android Nougat has taken its pride of place at the Googleplex.
(And if you’ve never heard of nougat? It’s a tasty treat loaded with sugar and normally contains nuts.)
Sony 4K projectors are continuing to make headlines, as this week they starred at the grand opening of Vue Entertainment’s 85th multiplex. In its newest venue, Vue installed a SRX-R515DS, dual projection system that delivers 30,000 lumen brightness levels – ideal for presentation in 3D or 2D on Premium Large Format (PLF) screens.
Sounds impressive, right?
Well complementing this, the projector’s efficient, low-maintenance HPM multi-lamp array gives highly affordable running costs, compared with Xenon-based projection lamps. Five SRX-R515P and three SRX-R510P projectors individually equip other screens in the multiplex, all offering 4K picture quality and industry-leading 8000:1 average contrast ratio.
In other 4K news, Sony Electronics announced three new 4K Ultra HD TVs spanning a range of sizes for a variety of room sizes and customer needs. All of the televisions deliver a superior 4K viewing experience as well as near 4K quality up-conversion from HD sources. With over eight million pixels, they offer intense detail and stunning picture quality, providing more than four times the detail of Full HD.
Finally, our commitment to entertainment continued as we partnered with the Denver Broncos and CrowdOptic to create a technology that allows fans at live sporting events to enjoy a whole new dimension of the game through Sony SmartEyeglass. The fans can watch the action and broadcast the feed of Sony cameras aligned with the fan’s line of site directly to a flat screen monitor in the luxury suite. This capability gives fans a ‘visual remote’ that allows them to control what content is viewed in the suite simply by looking at the action.
Using CrowdOptic’s focal clustering technology, spectators wearing SmartEyeglass can also retrieve a variety of real-time statistical information about the players and the event as they watch the action Excitingly, the technology let fans using the Sony-CrowdOptic visual remote could direct Sony cameras positioned around the stadium to broadcast the view directly into the suite—simply by looking around the stadium.
The technology was also significant for the Broncos and its sponsors, giving them insight into what the fans viewed through the stadium, helping them to improve camera placement and providing new perspectives of the game based on fans visual interest. Find out more about the project here.
That’s all for us this week – have a great weekend and remember to stay in touch via @sonymobilenews.