Back in September of 2021, Google was reportedly developing an “Augmented Reality OS” for ” innovative AR devices.” A new report of Verge revealed that Google is working on an AR headset with “Project Iris”, which it wants to bring to market in 2024.
This Standalone wearable may use a processor developed by Google and will feature a variety of outdoor cameras while it is expected to run Android – although it is not unlikely that a new OS will “run” given the ads it has posted. Google to fill jobs.
It is rumored that the project is overseen by Clay Bavor who has also undertaken Project Starline (3D telepresence, it is essentially a combination of hardware and software that allows the transmission of a 3D image of the user on a special screen to look like he is next to his interlocutor ). Project Iris also includes Scott Huffman, creator of Google Assistant, ARCore CEO Shahram Izadi, and former Meta OS development manager Mark Lucovsky.
It is also said that the team behind the development of Pixel mobiles is also involved in the project. Also last October, Google CEO Sundar Pichai hinted that augmented reality is an “important area of investment” for the company.
Although the company has received a lot of criticism from its first attempt in the AR headsets market, however, the technological landscape is volatile and things are changing rapidly.
Apple has long been rumored to be preparing a Mixed Reality headset [Mixed Reality (MR), in a way a combination of augmented (AR) and virtual reality (VR)] and both Meta and Microsoft want to take the lead in Metaverse, so Google is in danger of leaving a huge market to rivals if it does not make its own offer, in terms of hardware or platform, even if we are years away from implementing Metaverse.
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