Padmini HarchandraiJul 09, 2011 12:58:00 IST
A problem with video on Google Talk on Android (tablets and smartphones) is the jitter and instability. Google is looking to fix this issue and has approached SRI International to embed its video stabalization software in the Google Talk application for Android. This should help prevent the jitter and instability on Android smartphones and tablets, while video chatting via Google Talk. The company, SRI International is the same company that is responsible for the invention of the computer mouse. It's a Menlo Park, California based non-profit organization and has been working on this video stabalizing software since the nineties. Now that Android tablets are fast and powerful enough to sustain this software, it only makes sense for integration.
Video chat on Android via Google Talk will be easier
The software works by recognizing the face of the user video chatting and stabalizing that video before compressing for transmission. The steadiness and stabalization of that shot allows for better compression, making the video actually look sharper with less noise. The stabilization software is only available for devices that have Android 3.0 installed. The difference between this software and other stabilization software is that this works in real time, a necessity for video chatting.