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Using the gallery app Jacobs showed how a mobile user can share a photo stored on the phone with a digital photo frame by pointing the phone's camera at the frame in question.
"That's the kind of thing that you'll be able to do - interact wih the environment right from the phone," he said. "It'll just give you this really natural way of getting back and forth to the things that are around you."
Earlier this year, Qualcomm opened an R&D centre in Austria to focus on developing computer vision and augmented reality software, following the chipmaker's acquisition of the Austrian mobile augmented reality company, Imagination Computer Services.
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