The Mobile AI Compute Engine (MACE) framework, developed by Xiaomi, is now supported by the Vision SDK v0.12.0 update. The MACE framework runs on SoCs from many different manufacturers of Android devices, dramatically increasing device coverage, like adding support for processors from Huawei, Samsung, and Mediatek.
Device support depends on the speed of the system-on-chip (SoC) as well as the inference engine. Prior to today’s release, we were previously only able to support Android devices using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Neural Processing Engine (SNPE). While earlier versions of Vision covered hundreds of millions devices, Android consumers with non-Qualcomm chipsets are only just not able to run Vision.
Other SoC specific notes:
- Qualcomm-powered devices can now choose whichever inference framework works best for their application.
- The Vision SDK for iOS, using Apple’s CoreML framework, still supports devices going back to the iPhone 6s generation (2015),