The world in my phone
I remember during one of the Intel Developer Forums (when Intel still held the annual event), on the topic of mobile chip development (in the early days of the Atom platform) - yes, that far back, so I shouldn’t need to even mention a year - I was listening to Mooly Eden, Intel Israel’s chief at the time, and he was explaining how personal his mobile phone had become to him. More so than a PC or a laptop, the mobile phone was an extension of one’s self.
At the time, he was merely talking about customization. Skins, cases, the apps we use and how we arrange them, etc.
It would end up being so much more as the smartphone today is our entire life. You can get by borrowing money from friends if you forget your wallet, but forgetting your phone is a black hole you cannot ll in your life. At least, that’s how it is for me.
In this issue, we explore the camera aspect of the smartphone, and how in the span of around two short years, has become the driving force of smartphone innovation and design.
Everything that happens today revolves around the smartphone camera and its growing family of sensors. It powers our social experience, it powers our communications, it powers security, creativity, entertainment and gaming. The smartphone camera is our very rst bionic eye, enabling us to ‘see’ into the worlds of virual and augmented reality.
What else would they think of next? Zachary Chan Editor