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Nokia now teasing City Lens augmented reality for Windows Phone 8

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Nokia now teasing City Lens augmented reality for Windows Phone 8
We might have already seen the two Lumia smartphones that Nokia will bring tomorrow at its big event with Microsoft in the Big Apple, but now Nokia itself has released a teaser video for something that might turn out to be pretty exciting too - an augmented reality (AR) application for Windows Phone 8. The app should make use of Nokia’s City Lens AR beta released last month and combine augmented reality with a social flavor.

Nokia hasn’t revealed much in the 16-second teaser but we do see a girl walking down a street, prompted that she’s near a shoes store with a great rating. Strangely, she decided to continue her walk and does not stop to visit it.

So far, we’ve seen plenty of attempts to bring augmented reality to the masses with apps on both iPhone and Android devices, but we’re yet to see an AR app that will be both unobtrusive and there when you need it.

For Windows Phone, the live tiles could be used so that users can see what’s new and noteworthy around them without the huge distraction of a pop-up. Stay tuned for tomorrow when we’ll learn all the details.

source: Nokia



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posted on 04 Sep 2012, 06:29 12

1. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1667; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Pointing a phone, around like if your recording ...might not be a good idea...might get beat up...lol but seems like good app

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 06:41 1

2. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1667; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOGV7dukfjk&feature=youtube_gdata_player... hmmm?

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 06:42 9

3. Samsomesh (Posts: 180; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


Waiting for tomorrow.!!

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 07:11 2

4. nokia_fan_172 (Posts: 11; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)


i jus downloaded city lens on my lumia 800, works great actually

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 07:23

6. haseebzahid (Posts: 1812; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


where did u got it from market place of hacker phone ?

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 07:42

8. nokia_fan_172 (Posts: 11; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)


marketplace, it jus showed up cuz it wasnt there yesterday :/

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 09:10

11. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)


I have had the beta for a while now, all you do is register on "Nokia beta labs" and you can download their beta apps like counters which is great and i have no idea why its in beta.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 07:21

5. fragmentation (banned) (Posts: 31; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


G I M M I C K

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 07:28 6

7. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)


And you, i pressume, own an iphone? lol

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 08:34 6

9. Ueliton (Posts: 34; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)


Probably... spends the whole day talking to Siri... and thinks it´s a hell of a feature....

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 09:05 3

10. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 642; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


LOL. Kwaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

Thats not fair.

You got me laughing like.....

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 09:47 2

12. danny_a2005 (Posts: 119; Member since: 06 Oct 2011)


let me guess... us only?? or europe?? thats the problem with nokia... restrictions...

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 18:55

13. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


Nokia, YOU ARE THE BEST AND THE BEAST!

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