Though Huawei has yet to make much of a name for themselves outside of China, the mobile manufacturer isn’t hurting when it comes to research and development money. We were already surprised by the reveal of a quad-core processor developed in-house for use in tablets and smartphones — now it sounds like Huawei has their sights set on other things.
Speaking to Computerworld, Huawei’s North American research chief John Roese revealed that the company is currently looking into advanced gesture support for smartphones. As he envisions it, the system would make use of dual front-facing cameras and powerful processing to decipher a stereo video feed and interpret “three-dimesional interaction.”
In similar news, the company is also said to be investing heavily in new research into cloud computing, accumulating over 15 petabytes of data in the process. Huawei has teamed with CERN for the research, which the Chinese brand believes could “change the economcics of storage by an order of magnitude.” Sounds like Huawei is looking for the cheapest, most efficient way to provide users with plenty of space in the cloud.
It’s no surprise that Huawei is looking to gesture support and cloud services as the future. The two trends are rapidly emerging as some of the hottest in the mobile industry today.