This Week In XR: Google And Meta Preview New AR Prototypes

  • Date: 13-May-2022
  • Source: Forbes
  • Sector:Retail
  • Country:Gulf
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This Week In XR: Google And Meta Preview New AR Prototypes

Google showed off its new AR smart glasses concept at its developer conference.

Google made some big AR announcements at its annual developer conference, Google I/O, starting with upgrades to Maps. ARCore Geospatial API in nerd speak could enable AR content to be precisely geolocated, a feature Niantic Lightship and Snap are making available as well. Google added AR layers on top of Google Maps, called Live View, in 2019. Now they’ve taken it a step further with Immersive View in Google Maps, which fuses together aerial and street level images. That’s not all. Google also showed off a new smart glasses prototype. It looks like a regular pair of glasses and does real time translation, among other practical tasks, much like the North Focals, which Google acquired in 2019. It was announced last week that Google acquired MicroLED Startup Raxium to Bolster AR Capability so clearly they are just getting started.