In the technological circles the Metaverse has become the Buzz word. Almost in all the major platforms, having some kind of the future charted out based on virtual applications. The thing is these need, AR the augmented reality glasses to be fully effective. The smart phone may develop and launch their own AR glasses. This is where chip maker Qualcomm is stepping in with the launch of the Snapdragon Spaces platform to bridge the gap between the AR glasses and the smartphone.
Qualcomm said: Snapdragon spaces will offer robust machine perception technology that is optimized for the performance, and low power for the next generation of AR glasses. The snapdragon spaces will take to direct to consumer approach and allows developers to build the applications for AR glasses and make them accessible to end users through smart phones.
Space is software, that will make the glasses work with more phone apps. The platform downloads to compatible phones and allows plug in glasses to connect. These glasses become an extension of the phone and using the device processing power and telecomm connection, to provide experiences.
For the moment the platform is compatible only with the some Android phones, that run on Qualcomm chips and the iPhones are cut off from this ecosystem and Apple uses that ARM M1 Chip on its devices.
QUALCOMM STRENGTHENS SPACE ECOSYSTEM:
The technology has acquired the team and certain technology assets from HINS SAS, and its wholly owned subsidiary Clay AIR a provider of hand tracking and gesture recognition solutions. It allows developers the ability to create interactive experiences that have natural and intuitive user interactions with their hand.
Qualcomm has also joined forces with the Wikitude a world class AR technology provider. The snapdragon spaces includes software developer kits for the leading 3D Engines and that includes the Epic games unreal engine, so developers can create experiences using the familiar 3D tools.
The technologies is also working with global operators that includes Deutsche Telekom, NTT Docomo etc. operators will help scale and bring AR glasses tethered to smart phones that supporting the snapdragon spaces, to commercialization starting next year.