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Qualcomm collaborates with ‘Pokémon Go’ developer to make AR glasses

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Qualcomm didn’t just uncover its new and all the more dominant chip for expanded reality headsets at the Snapdragon Tech Summit, it likewise reported its partnership with Niantic. The chipmaker and the Pokémon Go maker have collaborated to make reference hardware, software and cloud segments for increased reality glasses. It’s a multi-year joint effort intended to quicken the improvement of AR software and equipment, however it is not yet clear to what extent they’ll need to hold back to appreciate the results of their association.

Their reference hardware and software design will obviously be improved for Qualcomm’s XR2 stage, which the company says is the first 5G-empowered expanded reality system and the first fit for 8K, 360-degree video playback. It will help Qualcomm make sense of the standard highlights and details of a couple of XR2-powered glasses.

Also, it will run Niantic’s Real World Platform, the AR technology behind Pokémon Go and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, enabling the engineer to change it and make it progressively good with the XR2. Niantic CTO Phil Keslin said during the occasion that once the company’s XR2-enhanced stage is prepared, it will be accessible to anybody in the Niantic Creator Program launching in 2020.

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