Google’s Motorola Has Acquired Viewdel Image And Gesture Recognition Company

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Google seems to be doing a lot more than just owning Motorola Mobility. They’ve just confirmed that they’ve acquired the Ukraine-based company Viewdel for a probable $30 million. Their specialty is providing unique facial recognition along with facial recognition in photos and even gesture recognition without the need of touching your mobile device. All this happens through the front-facing camera of your device. Surely Android has had facial recognition since Ice Cream Sandwich, but we all know that was only a work in progress.

Now the interesting part of the news is that it seems as if Viewdel will be an exclusive product to Motorola alone, and the company plans to use it as a differentiating product for Motorola smartphones. Whether it’s capable of disrupting the market with some unique features or not is probably months or years away from being noticed, but we’ll keep a close eye.

Via: TechCrunch

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