Qualcomm didn't just uncover its new and all the more dominant chip for expanded reality headsets at the Snapdragon Tech Summit, it likewise declared its partnership with Niantic. The chipmaker and the Pokémon Go maker have collaborated to make reference hardware, software and cloud components for augmented reality glasses. It's a multi-year coordinated effort intended to quicken the improvement of AR software and hardware, however, it is not yet clear to what extent you'll need to stand by to appreciate the consequences of their partnership.
Their reference hardware and software design will obviously be streamlined for Qualcomm's XR2 platform, which the organization says is the first 5G-empowered expanded reality system and the first one capable of 8K, 360-degree video playback. It will help Qualcomm make sense of the standard highlights and specifications of a couple of XR2-powered glasses.
Also, it will run Niantic's Real World Platform, the AR technology behind Pokémon Go and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, enabling the developer to change it and make it progressively perfect with the XR2. Niantic CTO Phil Keslin said during the occasion that once the organization's XR2-optimized platform is prepared, it will be accessible to anybody in the Niantic Creator Program propelling in 2020.