Qualcomm said on Tuesday that it is collaborating with Microsoft on custom processors to manage lightweight augmented reality glasses for usage by consumers and enterprises for metaverse apps.
Qualcomm Chief Executive Cristiano Amon stated during a press conference at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that the two firms will collaborate to match the specialized processors with the software that developers need to build virtual worlds wherein individuals can work and play.
Future collaboration gadgets, he claimed, will operate with a Microsoft software product called Mesh, which allows users to beam a realistic replica of themselves into the headset of another user, giving the impression that the two are in the same room.
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Locations software will be used in future devices to accomplish basic augmented reality features such as mapping out physical spaces so that digital things may be superimposed on them and hand-tracking so that users can interact with those digital objects with hand motions.
“We’ve been talking for years about the possibility of having wearable augmented reality devices that will gain scale,” From a live-streamed discussion on stage in Las Vegas, Amon, one of the few top tech CEOs who did not cancel his actual attendance at the trade conference, remarked.
The two companies did not specify when the chips and headsets will be accessible. “Our goal is to inspire and empower others to work together to construct the metaverse future – a future based on trust and innovation,” said Rubén Caballero, Microsoft’s corporate vice president of mixed reality.
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