TensorFlow Lite is TensorFlow’s lightweight solution for mobile and embedded devices.
TensorFlow Lite is better as:
TensorFlow Lite uses many techniques for achieving low latency such as:
The most important tricky part while using the TensorFlow Lite is to prepare the model(.tflite) which is different from the normal TensorFlow model.
In order to run the model with the TensorFlow Lite, you will have to convert the model into the model(.tflite) which is accepted by the TensorFlow Lite. Follow the steps from here.
Now, you will have the model(.tflite) and the label file. You can start using these model and label files in your Android application to load the model and to predict the output using the TensorFlow Lite library.
I have created a complete running sample application using the TensorFlow Lite for object detection. Check out the project here.
Credit: The classifier example has been taken from Google TensorFlow example.
That's it for now.