According to the job postings spotted by 9to5Google, Google he intends to get more serious about the subject augmented reality. The tech giant is in fact building a team “Augmented Reality OS” focused on building software for an “innovative AR device”. Let’s find out all the details together.
Google is serious about augmented reality
The team is led by Mark Lucovsky, who announced that he has joined the company this week. Lucovsky previously worked with Meta, developing aalternativa in-house ad Android to power the company’s hardware. He was also co-author of the operating system Windows NT.
Second job advertisements at Google, the specialized team is making “the software components that control and manage the hardware on augmented reality (AR) products”.
“Our goal is to make immersive computing accessible to many people through mobile devices,” reads a job advertisement for a team senior software engineer. The announcement also points out that they will need to help “create compelling AR experiences on highly customized hardware platforms.” Other ads are also available for developers focused on camera and input hardware. Some even mention “real-time operating system (RTOS) development”.
While most of the positions are aimed at workers living in the United States, 9to5Google notes that some are also looking for employees in Waterloo, Canada. And this is where it is based North, the augmented reality company behind Focals smart glasses that Google acquired last year.
Between that takeover and these open job positions, it seems the tech giant is getting more and more serious about wanting to develop e release more AR hardware. The renewed interest comes at the right time: some rumors reveal that Apple intends to release its own mixed reality headset as early as next year.