Pokémon GO maker Niantic built a recommendation layout AR headset utilizing Qualcomm’s newest chips.
Snapdragon AR2 was announced on Wednesday. It’s a triple-chip solution for slim AR glasses wirelessly powered by a phone, laptop, or puck. Neither Niantic nor Qualcomm stated what gadget is in fact running the applications on this referral layout headset, but a large controller shows up in the trailer. Niantic’s previous recommendation design from in 2014 was tethered to a phone and also a battery using a USB-C cord.
The headset utilizes transparent waveguide optics, functions three tracking cams, and also evaluates much less than 250 grams. It has a folding design to make it much more mobile than rigid-strap headsets like Pursuit Pro as well as HoloLens 2.
As a pointer: this is a referral layout. Niantic is a software firm, as well as this isn’t a customer item. There’s no sign Niantic intends to become a consumer hardware firm. The objective below might instead be to offer its programmers and also companions actual tools to experiment with today to make sure that when mass-market outdoor AR glasses are available it will certainly have a substantial head start on structure web content.
Niantic also introduced that its Lightship VPS service will work with Snapdragon Spaces, Qualcomm’s AR SDK some hardware makers support (though consumer tools until now utilize their own proprietary SDKs). Aesthetic Positioning Systems (VPS) use computer system vision formulas to identify the device’s exact geographical placement in the real life down to the centimeter– especially valuable in cities where huge buildings occlude general practitioner signals. VPS allows positioning online objects in real-world landmarks to be watched by any kind of AR users going by.
In 2014 Niantic introduced mobile phone AR video game Pikmin Flower, yet it closed down Harry Potter– Wizards Join as well as Transformers: Heavy Steel. Following year it intends to launch Wonder World Of Heroes. Niantic is well placed to bring these video games and also more to customer AR glasses– though records recommend Meta as well as Apple don’t plan on delivering them till the 2nd fifty percent of the decade.