I think we all saw this day coming. With how powerful mobile processors are getting, it was only a matter of time before mobile silicon makers made the big push to get their chips in full-fledged Windows laptops and tablets. For Qualcomm, that day has arrived, but for everyone else, the question is: What’s new?
During the launch of the ZenFone 4, ASUS has also introduced a 360 camera which can you can hook up onto your existing smartphone. It’s called the ASUS 360 camera and it’s slightly smaller than a ping pong ball.
Finally, GoPro has unveiled more details of its upcoming product, the GoPro Fusion. This is their new 360 action camera which will take on the likes of Samsung’s Gear 360 and Ricoh Theta. While other 360 cameras are bumping up in camera specs and form factor, GoPro is putting more emphasis on the output of its videos. The difference lies in the software which will make it more effortless to edit and share your content.
Ahead of its big reveal, HTC has teased what appears to be a 360 video recording feature that’s built in with the HTC U 11.
Acer has just announced the Holo 360, their first connected 360 camera that’s powered by Android. Unlike other 360 cameras in the market, the Holo 360 can work standalone and it even allows you to share your 360 content without requiring a PC or a smartphone.
GoPro is still a household name for action cameras but they are quite late in bringing VR to the masses. Early this year we’ve seen several brands offering out of the box 360 VR content creation devices like the Nikon 360 and Samsung Gear 360.
GoPro did have a couple of 360 tools like their circular rig with 16 GoPros mounted on it but it isn’t exactly designed for spherical VR and it’s far from practical for mainstream use. For something more livable, GoPro has finally unveiled this little cube and it’s called the Omni. It has six GoPro HERO4 Black cameras with one mounted on each side.