To develop a lightweight and comfortable headset Qualcomm will help the company AR Niantic, known for games Pokemon Go and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. The company will also develop software and cloud services.
As noted by Venture Beat, while the project is almost unknown. However, it can be assumed that the transaction will combine hardware and software Qualcomm with experience Niantic for creating games in augmented reality for millions of users.
Given the recent statement by the head of Qualcomm that smartphones a few years can completely disappear and in their place will come AR gadgets, this news was a matter of time. Although the market for AR glasses is not a new, truly mass, this technology has not yet become.
The head of Qualcomm has high hopes for 5G technology, which will dramatically change the ease and effectiveness of wearable gadgets.
If anyone can succeed in this direction, it is Niantic and Qualcomm, which recently introduced a revolutionary platform for AR and VR devices – a CPU XR2 5G.
By the way, last year, Niantic has already launched the initiative Creator Program and Beyond Reality Fund to attract third-party developers to the platform Niantic Real World.
Partners will not mention the exact release dates of the gadget, but the cooperation plan long-term.
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