Why did everyone start developing AR/VR Apps and you need it too? Industry News Briefs (October – November)

November 11, 2021
AR/VR_Industry News Brief

The AR / VR industry is rapidly evolving. One by one, tech giants announce the release of new devices, solutions and technologies. We decided to make brief reviews of the most interesting news, so that you keep abreast of the latest events.

Qualcomm launches new AR dev kit, acquires Clay AIR

Qualcomm today launched a new developer platform for building head-worn augmented reality experiences: the Snapdragon Spaces XR Developer Platform.
https://techcrunch.com/2021/11/09/qualcomm-launches-new-ar-dev-kit-acquires-clay-air/

Niantic releases Lightship Augmented Reality Developer Kit

AR technology company Niantic has announced that it is opening its Lightship Augmented Reality Developer Kit (ARDK) to developers that will make creating augmented reality experiences more accessible.
https://www.financialexpress.com/brandwagon/niantic-releases-lightship-augmented-reality-developer-kit/2366292/

Meta Announces AR Glasses Prototype Project Nazare

Alongside the reveal of the new Project Cambria VR headset, Meta (formerly Facebook) has just given a codename to its first pair of consumer AR glasses. Meet Project Nazare.
https://uploadvr.com/meta-ar-glasses-project-nazare/

Cisco Launches Webex Hologram For Meetings

At WebexOne, Cisco unveiled a preview of its next-generation hybrid work collaboration product. Webex Hologram is the industry’s only real-time meeting solution that takes advantage of augmented reality headsets to combine feature rich Webex meeting functionality with immersive 3D holograms.
http://svdaily.com/2021/11/02/cisco-launches-webex-hologram-for-meetings/

Microsoft Teams enters the metaverse race with 3D avatars and immersive meetings

Microsoft is entering the race to build a metaverse inside Teams, just days after Facebook rebranded to Meta in a push to build virtual spaces for both consumers and businesses. Microsoft is bringing Mesh, a collaborative platform for virtual experiences, directly into Microsoft Teams next year.
https://www.theverge.com/2021/11/2/22758974/microsoft-teams-metaverse-mesh-3d-avatars-meetings-features

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