(ORDO NEWS) — More and more news revolves around virtual or augmented reality glasses. Meta has long been releasing its Oculus virtual reality glasses, and Apple is suspected of creating augmented reality glasses. However, Google is not left out.
The search giant recently began ramping up work on an AR headset, internally codenamed Project Iris, which it hopes to release in 2024, according to The Verge.
Their anonymous sources familiar with the project said the Google device uses outward-facing cameras to blend CG with real-world imagery, creating a more dramatic mixed reality experience than competitors’ existing AR glasses. Early prototypes resemble ski goggles and do not require an external power supply.
Google’s headset is still in its early stages of development with no well-defined go-to-market strategy, indicating that the 2024 target may be more wishful thinking than certain. The hardware runs on Google’s custom processor, like the latest Google Pixel smartphone, and runs on Android, though recent job openings indicate a new OS is in the works.
The publication was told that the Google Pixel team is involved in the development of some of the hardware parts of the glasses, but it is not clear if the headset will eventually be branded Pixel.
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