Google’s purchase of Oculus Rift might give its augmented reality glasses a much-needed lift.
A new acquisition could give Google’s rumoured AR headset an edge over the many other augmented reality devices on the horizon.
A five-year-old business that specialises in Micro LED technology has been bought by Google, according to Rick Osterloh, the company’s hardware chief. Display innovation developed by the business, according to the claim, is five times more efficient than the current record holder. Augmented reality gadgets might benefit greatly if this turns out to be accurate.
The purchase of Micro LED technology was initially disclosed by The Information last month, citing its relevance in AR displays. Energy efficiency and vibrant visuals are two of the benefits of using this new technology.
Battery life should improve, or at the absolute least, the capacity of a smaller power pack should be increased. Weighing less means a more comfortable gadget for the user’s head or face thanks to smaller batteries.
Micro LED screens built out of silicon might then be integrated into regular CPUs, according to Raxium. This might help bring down the device’s pricing, which is always an issue with new technology like this.
A lot is still unknown about Google’s next augmented reality headgear, allegedly code-named ‘Project Iris,’ according to reports. According to a report from The Verge, the gadget is similar to any other augmented reality (AR) device in that it uses cameras to capture the surrounding environment and then add virtual graphics to it. According to reports, the headgear may possibly be powered by a bespoke version of Android.
According to the New York Times, Google is developing AR Glasses, which are expected to be on sale in 2024. However, the newspaper did not provide any other information.
Most of the big tech companies are working on or believed to be working on AR Glasses, which are the holy grail of AR.
Amazon is also said to be working on an AR gadget, which features Apple Glasses. Successful products must strike a balance between form and function, making them useful while also being pleasant to wear for extended periods of time. They also must be reasonably priced.
This will need energy-efficient displays that are both excellent in quality and cost-effective. Raxium seems to be well on its approach to achieving this goal, which might give Google’s AR specifications an edge over its competitors.
At Google I/O 2022 next week, we don’t expect to learn anything about Google’s ambitions for augmented reality, but we may expect to learn about new devices like the Google Pixel 6a and potentially the Google Pixel Buds Pro.