Yandex and its SPB Software have introduced a 3D cover for tablets running on Android. The thing will help operators and tablet producers give their products more individuality.
At the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona Yandex has introduced a development of its SPB Software company. The device is Yandex Shell 3D Tablet Edition. The company says the Yandex Shell 3D Tablet Edition - a cover for Android running devices, uses autostereoscopic technologies that create a 3D effect on a tablet screen.
Yandex describes its product as a totally new way of dealing with a tablet that allows for a user-friendly navigation.
The development is meant for mobile operators and tablet producers to customize their products. Yandex did not elaborate on whether the cover will be available for ordinary customers at Android.Market.
Yandex Shell 3D Tablet Edition is SPB Software’s second product that hits the market under the Yandex brand. In February 2012 the Russian Android Market saw Yandex Shell 3D that was known to Android and Symbian users as SPB Shell 3D. Interestingly, along with the new cover one can also buy the old SPB Shell 3D at Android Market.
When Yandex announced its SPB Software acquisition (that stood at $38 million) in 2011, market experts assumed that it needed the interface developer to consolidate its position on the market of Android applications controlled by Google, Yandex’s main rival.
When the company purchased SPB Software, the product got the word Yandex in its name, as well as integration with Yandex’s search and services.
The new product will boost Yandex service penetration into Android smartphones, as, unlike the current 3D cover available at Android Market in Russia and Ukraine, it will be available in other countries as well. Sebastian-Justus Schmidt, Director General and Executive Vice-President of Yandex Mobile department says the product will make tablets more attractive to customers. Yandex believes the 3D interface will become something ordinary on tablet PCs.