almost nine years ago google began its adventure to conquer the green augmented reality market. He launched his revolutionary google glasses, but its augmented reality glasses which did not meet with the expected success and focused on the professional market, of which the Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 were marketed in 2020.
Months after launching its new generation of glasses google showed that they were not going to throw in the towel, and to show that they were going strong, they announced the acquisition of North, a company specializing in augmented reality glasses and creators of Focals, whose second generation was to arrive in 2020 but whose launch was canceled by the acquisition of Google
First details of “Project Iris”
Rumors of new Google VR glasses have started to sound more and more powerful in recent weeks, and now it’s The Verge exclusively giving away the first details through its trusted sources.
google is doing everything in this race to launch the best mixed reality glasses where Facebook and Apple are also developing their own alternatives, in addition to Microsoft which already has its Hololens 2 on the market.
Project Iris is the internal code of these mixed reality glasses that Google is secretly working to offer augmented reality and virtual reality in the same device. I will have cameras to mix the graphics with the real environment
According to the leak, Google wants to launch these glasses throughout 2024, with which there are still two years to go. They would currently be based on Android, but Google is developing a new specific operating system for its mixed reality glasses.
Early details report that it would pack a custom processor by Google like in the Pixel 6, they wouldn’t need a connection to an external source, and that due to power limitations, Google would use its data centers to remotely render certain graphics and transmit them to the glasses via an Internet connection.
The Pixel team is involved in the development of the new Google Glasses which seem they will not have the Google Glass name, but it’s unclear if they’ll be branded Pixel or if Google will come up with a new name.
The project manager is clay slime, also responsible for the Starline project and its realistic holograms. Other very important Google executives are also involved in the project:
- Shahram Izadi, Senior Director of Engineering who also manages Google’s ARCore technology.
- Eddie Chung, Senior Director of Product Management, who previously ran Google Lens.
- Scott Huffman, vice president and creator of Google Assistant
- Kurt Akeley, a prominent engineer and former CTO of bright field camera startup Lytro.
- Mark Lucovsky, senior director of operating systems for AR at Google. He recently held a similar role at Meta.
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