28 March 2013Official Android Blog:
We’ve added info cards to the Google Play Movies & TV app so you can easily learn more about the actors, related films and even what song is playing in many of your favorite movies. When you’re watching a film on your tablet, simply press pause and cards will pop up with information about actors on screen. You can tap on an actor’s face to learn more about him, like his age, place of birth, his character in the movie, and his recent work, or scroll through the info cards to learn more about the movie or soundtrack. When you resume the movie, the cards will disappear.
The Verge’s story implies that the tablet itself is doing local face recognition, but it makes much more sense for that process to happen remotely, on Google’s servers, with the tablet just querying the network database as needed.
Can anyone confirm?