The Nokia-exclusive optical image stabilization tech is now available to other phone camera makers
0. phoneArena 29 Jan 2014, 07:35 posted on
Nokia had first dibs and exclusivity to the ST Microelectronics two-axis gyro that makes video shot with the Lumia 920, 925, 1020 or 1520, appear rock solid even if you are riding on a bike. Now that deal has apparently expired, and ST Micro is unleashing its optical image stabilization technology to the open market for the first time...
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1. papss (unregistered)
Maybe someone making MySpace phones can finally catch Nokia in the camera dept now. Good that they ate sharing
10. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
Just like nokia caught up with others in processors and screen....
11. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
I am curious whether Apple will use OIS that is based on ST Microelectronics technology, or will they go their own way? If iP6 does not have OIS on board, I don't see how it can be competitive in the market. OIS is now must-have technology for high-end smartphones.
Same goes for Sammy.
2. Just.Saying (Posts: 132; Member since: 04 Apr 2013)
Samsung : Good Day, May I speak to a sales executive Please
ST Microelectronics : Speaking
Samsung : I'd like to order 50 Million OIS Chips please
ST Microelectronics : Ok, We'll manufacture for samsung exclusively from now
Samsung : It's about Time
ST Microelectronics : Yeah, we wasted our time with nokia. Their phones dont sell so well.
Samsung : I'll give you $2bn for your company
4. nothingmuch (Posts: 194; Member since: 03 May 2013)
No, I see Apple doing that and offering $10bn to make sure the deal is secured... then a patent on it! :D
12. Calm_down_mon (Posts: 43; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)
you are supposed to laugh at his not-really-funny joke.
3. tech2 (Posts: 3455; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
That thumbnail reminds me of their OIS ad fiasco. lol
5. SayMobile (Posts: 103; Member since: 29 Jan 2014)
No Thanks, my Samsung Galaxy S4 without OIS , without Large sensor or some fancy lens still clicks one of the Best Pictures a smartphone can
7. kostas12ldb (Posts: 51; Member since: 18 Feb 2013)
Have you ever seen low light pictures snapped from an actual Nokia OIS capable phone?! I believe there is noone around who would actually NOT want this piece of tech on their phone...
16. elitewolverine (Posts: 5183; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
That is your choice, but there is a reason why the DSLR 1020, 920, 925 produce pictures that the S4 cant.
It is one thing to like a phone for what it does, it is entirely another to be ignorant that Lumia line of phones have won many Imaging awards for a reason.
6. kostas12ldb (Posts: 51; Member since: 18 Feb 2013)
Samsung and Apple dont make the camera parts for their products.
Maybe Sony will be DIRECTLY interested in this deal!
14. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1545; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
Hmm this is bad for Microsoft in a way now that all smart phone makers have it's smart
phones camera tech. Android and Apple iphones fans will have super good smart phone cameras making smart phones like on the Nokia 1020 common place. Microsoft now should concentrate on making it's smart phones more for the Big business Enterprise market
where it's strength really is and also make their Own version of an android smart phone preloaded with MS office and other goodies the "Enterprise" wants. Microsoft will be the
smart phone maker that knows the "Enterprise" best because that is where it makes it's money in soft where the mobile market gets a lot of PRESS but the real money fir Microsoft is in the Enterprise. MS CEO Ballmer did a damn good job making Microsoft business Ventures there grow. Ballmer's major failure was in the Mobile tech sector but in a way it did not matter because that is not where Microsoft makes it' "MONEY"
15. willard12 (Posts: 1683; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)
Didn't Nokia sue HTC for stealing this "Nokia" technology even though HTC bought it from ST Micro? Now the exclusivity period is over, HTC can buy all they want.