Scalado, which is known for its digital imaging technologies, and Qualcomm are co-operating to deliver a “significantly improved imaging experience on popular smartphones.” Existing handset makers which use the technology from both companies will be able to implement such technologies as Zero Shutter Lag and TimeWarp into their camera phones, and eventually make the overall experience better.
The problem with the today’s high-end camera phones is that it takes a while (few seconds) for a phone to load an image. With 8 and even 12 megapixel camera phones hitting the mainstream, this problem will further affect the user experience, as more waiting will be required to deal with large images. Hence, the two companies will do something — we’re not sure exactly what — about it.
No (phone) names were mentioned in the press release, and all we can do at this stage is hope that the likes of HTC, Acer and Sony Ericsson (all of which make Android smartphones) are on board to implement the Qualcomm-Scalado’s imaging mumbo-jumbo alongside Qualcomm’s other popular product – Snapdragon processor.