Google is Allegedly Working on an AR Headset With the Help of Quanta

TheVRBase Google Quanta AR Headset

There are a lot of rumors during this time of year. This is no different in the world of virtual and augmented reality. Google is apparently working on an AR headset using the Qualcomm QC603-soc. It is expected Quanta, a Taiwanese firm will take care of manufacturing the device.

Google and AR Seems Plausible

It is evident companies such as Google can benefit from betting on multiple horses. For the time being, most people know the technology giant for its involvement in virtual reality. However, the company has some ambitions in the AR department as well. Known as project A65, the giant is collaborating with Quanta to develop an augmented reality headset.

As one would expect, this AR headset will offer all of the traditional bells and whistles. Microphone support will be built in as well as various camera sense. Other details remain a bit vague, the specifications hint at the use of a Qualcomm QSC603-SOC. It is an IoT-oriented quad-core processor, which can also be quite useful for AR purposes.

It wouldn’t be the first augmented reality headset for the Taiwanese firm either. Their other unit, known as the Meta 2, is quite similar to Microsoft’s HoloLens. Unfortunately, it is a tethered unit which requires a constant connection to a desktop or laptop computer.

For the time being, it remains a bit unclear how much truth there is to these rumors. While the information provided seems to check out, little is known about the exact purpose of Quanta/Google A65 as of right now. Google has made it clear they want to embrace these immersive technologies, and it would make a lot of sense to work on an AR headset to complement its VR offerings.

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