Artificial Intelligence and Android Apps

How is AI paving their ways in Android app development?

Apps were smart but they are getting smarter with the addition of newer technologies like AI, AR, VR, and ML. With the enterprise and business facing crucial competition, they are striving to add every possible innovative addition that provides them a competitive edge and something extraordinary than the usual Android apps. Looks like AI has some significant impact on the business and enterprise apps. According to the reports of Statista AI is expected to cross $17 Billion by the end of 2020. I bet you want to be a part of this booming industry.

The best way is to start incorporating it in the Android apps. It will take your apps to whole another level. Here is how.

  1. Face Detection

This is a cool feature which accompanies with added security. There was a time when such features were just in high-security places. But, now it can be integrated into your Android apps as well. Face detection is all about identifying the user’s face in digital images. This technology is already in existence, you just need to integrate it into your Android app and make it cool, innovative, and highly secure. Also, the market is at the inception stage of accepting and implementing it which can give your app a competitive advantage.

  1. Landmark Detection

It’s a very unique AI feature you can integrate it into your Android app. It helps to locate particular points in the 2D image. With such feature, real estate apps would be highly benefited. If you are having trouble getting required users to your real estate app, AI can be the solution to your problem. It is basically the core part of the complex research process. It is part of the improved security process for payment transactions. With this feature, the payment will be safer for users. People can lay trust easily.

  1. Smart Reply

We have seen what this feature has done to Gmail. People just loved the smart reply feature.

It’s just great how they combined AI and ML technologies to avail highly personalized experience. By integrating smart reply feature, the user can save a lot of time during a conversation.

Effectiveness of AI
Effectiveness of AI

The user needs to type a word and there will be a suggestion about the next word or to complete an entire sentence. This will be a great addition for the business Android application. Well, the Android app development company might charge a bit extra but the investment is worth the return. Not every Android app has this feature which will surge the demand of your app, number of visitors, and hence increasing the engagement as well.

  1. Personalized Experience

Creating a customer base might be a bit easy but, maintaining them is tricky. There are always new things entering the market and the chances of user shifting to other apps are high. If you provide the users with a personalized experience, they are bound to stick with your app. Artificial intelligence offers predictive analysis according to the user’s likes and behavior and also show recommendation based on it. This way the user will find things that they like and won’t have scroll the entire app for that. Apps like Facebook, Netflix, Amazon Prime, have already adapted AI in their app and users love it.

  1. Text Recognition

It takes two processes to integrate this feature into the Android app. The first is detecting texts from media files in video and image formats. The second is getting the detected text. The feature basically breaks the text into different segments to detect the text. This feature has a lot of potential for modern businesses. At present, there are several word-based Android game apps that make use of this feature to provide gamers with the task relating to words.

  1. Image Labeling

Android developers can make use of this AI feature in varied ways. An image labeler app can allow the developers to give an interactive label to the image. Classifying an image would be a lot easier along with giving a label to rectangular ROI and pixel semantic segmentation with the technology. The user will feel more attached to the images and objects of the android app with image labeling.

  1. Chatbots

Considered as one of the most revolutionary innovation in the Android app development field; chatbots are great when it comes to communicating with the audience, collecting information and data, and availing the users with the enhanced services. Healthcare, insurance, and eCommerce are the industries that are going to benefit the most if they integrate chatbots into their apps.

Android App Ideas
Android App Ideas

Also, it’s a cost saver. You will be relieved from hiring a customer executive to answer the users 24/7. Chatbots will give a human-like experience.

Conclusion

Well, AI has already paved its way into the Android app. I suppose it’s high time if you are considering hiring an Android app development company to deploy your app, choose the one having the abilities to integrate AI. I suggest you don’t wait till the time when every single app has this functionality and your extra cost doesn’t even pay you off. It’s just to sustain the market. At this stage, the innovation can give you a higher return.

 

Author Bio: Pratik Kanada is the CEO of 360 Degree Technosoft, a mobile app development company. He loves writing about leadership, start-up quests, social media, the latest tech trends, and mobile applications.

 

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 845

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845: All you need to know about it

Qualcomm has announced the expansion of its latest smartphone platform with the latest Snapdragon 845 processor. The new chipset have several improvements on board including new processing technology for improved modem.

Qualcomm’s press release is heavily focused on multimedia, virtual reality and security but this is not done yet, it has lots of more than that, lets dive deeper into the chip to know the full features of the upcoming next year flagship.

Collection of processing upgrades

The Snapdragon 845 features a new Kryo 385 CPU architecture with an advanced Adreno 630 GPU. The chip is built on Samsung’s 10nm LPP FinFET technology; the 2nd Generation 10nm node offers 10-percent elevated performance and 15% lower power consumption compared to the first generation chip.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Collection of Processing Upgrades
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Collection of Processing Upgrades

As seen on last year, the Kryo 385 is built on Arm Cortex technology and Qualcomm promised that the new off-the-shelf design from Arm offers up to a 25 performance uplift compared with the last year’s Snapdragon 835.

The new design seems to be based on ARM’s DynamIQ technology and latest Cortex-A75 and A55 CPU designs. The newly introduced chipset offers 2MB L3 cache to improve the task and memory sharing capabilities between different core types in the shared cluster.

The four performance cores clocks up to 2.8 GHz which can be paired with four power efficient cores clocks up to 1.7 GHz. All these sits in same cluster to offer superior task scheduling and awareness of saving energy and lower memory latency capabilities.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Comparison with Snapdragon 835 and 821
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Comparison with Snapdragon 835 and 821

The new Adreno 630 Visual Processing Subsystem is present on the latest offering of Qualcomm. According to Qualcomm, there’s a promised 30% improvement in graphics and video rendering and reduction in power consumption compared to the Adreno 540.

The latest chipset offers great improvements as Qualcomm make a big take on Augmented and Virtual Reality with the Snapdragon 845. The Adreno 630 supports displays of up to 2K x 2K with a resolution of up to 120 Hz for a crisp and fluid display.

Foveated rendering, which lessen rendering requirements by reducing the resolution in your peripheral visualization, is now supported via Adreno foveation. It supports tile rendering, eye tracking, multiView rendering and fine grain preemption. The Snapdragon 845 is the first platform to facilitate room-scale 6 degrees of freedom (6DoF) of movement along with simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) capabilities which can enable features such as wall-collision detection.

Optimized for AI

Qualcomm has confirmed that the Snapdragon 845 doesn’t have integrated AI processor, something that Apple and Huawei are incorporating in recent times. Instead, Qualcomm is refining the algorithms two times better to power up the machine learning applications. With this incorporation, the Snapdragon 845 gets a 3x increase in AI operations as compared to the Snapdragon 835.

With a combination of CPU and GPU improvements the Snapdragon 845 also comprise a 3rd Gen Vector DSP with HVX known as the Hexagon 685 to optimize the AI and imaging workloads.

Qualcomm also confirms the presence of its onboard Aqstic audio codec, in this case the WCD9341. This component offers low power monitoring for keyword detection and processing to help power virtual assistants. It also boasts 130 dB of dynamic range, -109 dB THD+N, and supports 32-bit / 384 kHz PCM and DSD64/128 music playback support for audiophiles.

The Snapdragon 845 is also yet further handy for developers keen to get their machine learning applications up and running on the platform. The Snapdragon Neural Processing Engine SDK now supports TensorFlow Lite and the Open Neural Network Exchange, in accumulation of the stock TensorFlow and Facebook’s Caffe/Caffe2. The Snapdragon 845 also supports Google’s Android Nueral Networks API for use with Android 8.1.

Best for Multimedia

For the multimedia, Qualcomm’s latest Spectra image signal processor is totally rebuilt and upgraded from the ground up. The new Spectra 280 ISP introduces several new video capture options including 480 FPS slow motion 720p video, 60 fps video recording at up to 16 megapixels of resolution, and capable to capture 64x more high-dynamic range (HDR) color information.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Chip 2 of 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Chip 2 of 5

The component can also handle power efficient multi-frame noise reduction, accelerated software image stabilization, and motion compensated temporal filtering, compared to others, helps to take the load of the CPU. 10-bit HDR support remains in place, complete with support for the Rec. 2020 gamut for 4K/Ultra HD content that pops off the screen.

 

To help download and share high quality content, the Snapdragon 845 possesses an improved Wi-Fi modem and the company’s X20 LTE modem for faster speeds than the gigabit. The X20 LTE modem is Category 18 LTE compliant and offers up to 1.2 Gbps downloads and 150 Mbps uploads rate. The modem also supports License Assisted Access (LAA) for unlicensed spectrum, 5x carrier aggregation, 4×4 MIMO on up to 3 carriers, and dual SIM-dual VoLTE. For the WiFi, there’s diversity-enhanced 60 GHz 802.11ad Wi-Fi for extra strong multi-gigabit exposure at speeds up to 4.6 Gbps. There’s also integrated 802.11ac Wi-Fi with advanced features that provide up to a 16x faster connection setup, simultaneous dual-band support, and 30 percent more capacity utilization. Now, downloading and uploading content shouldn’t be a headache for users.

Everything you need to know about Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845
Everything you need to know about Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845

Optimized for Extra Security

In the implementation of security features, Snapdragon 845 has a new integrated hardware security subsystem called the Secure Processing Unit (SPU).The dedicated silicon chip is used as a vault to protect any saved biometric information such as fingerprints, iris or face scans which is built on Qualcomm’s existing security software. The hardware can also be used for storing user and application security keys used for encryption to keep them safe from any security beach from both apps and OS level threats. This should keep your financial transactions and sensitive data more secure as our phones are containing plenty of sensitive data and financial transactions well, it’s a much needed feature for users to protect their confidential data and transactions.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Extra Security Features
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Extra Security Features

Fast Charging, the chip has been upgraded to Quick Charge 4+ which is designed to keep the devices cooler and charges the devices 15% more efficiently and it is 15% faster than the Quick Charge 4 technology standard. Ultimately, Bluetooth 5 is now supported to pair the latest peripherals, along with aptX and aptX HD Bluetooth codec support for audiophiles who have gone wireless.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Advanced Bluetooth TrueWireless
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Advanced Bluetooth TrueWireless

According to Qualcomm, they have made some proprietary enhancements in the Bluetooth 5 hardware to enable the support for ultra-low power wireless earbud support and direct audio broadcast to multiple devices.

All set for 2018

If you are a Qualcomm follower and loves the Snapdragon than the Snapdragon 845 also feels familiar to you. The chip performance is improved to 25-30% which cannot be ignored but the Qualcomm’s biggest strength is to provide a SoC which is optimized for delighting the smartphone owners.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 5G

The Snapdragon 845 is equipped and optimized to handle various processing requirements of machine learning applications along with the capabilities to support virtual and mixed reality, with support of pre-5G data connectivity to capture and stream high quality multimedia.

The Snapdragon 845 is currently tested by the corporate customers and is expected to be seen on the commercial devices of early 2018. Xiaomi has already confirmed to use the SD 845 on their next flagship and very soon we will hear more new announcements from the giants such as Samsung, LG, Oneplus and others from following the same suite.

 

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