By 2021, augmented reality devices will appear that will be no different from ordinary everyday glasses, Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon believes, Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon said
According to hi-tech.mail.ru, Amon cited the example of Facebook, Microsoft and Apple, which are actively working on their projects in the field of augmented and virtual reality. Similar gadgets in the future may become the new main platform after smartphones. They will not replace your phone, it will be a completely different type of device, ”said the president of the largest manufacturer of mobile processors.
In 2014, Facebook bought Oculus VR startup for $ 2 billion. Microsoft recently released the second generation of its augmented reality glasses, HoloLens. Apple, sources say, is preparing to launch its VR and AR-based gadget in 2022.
Despite manufacturers' attention to new technology, it has yet to enter everyday life. The market for VR and AR glasses fell to the first quarter of 2019. In addition, these devices are still too expensive - the same HoloLens sell for $ 3,500 (225,000 rubles). The growth of this direction so far will be provided by large companies, not ordinary users.
Cristiano Amon believes that the models of the next wave of “smart” glasses will look more natural compared to the current ones, which will have a significant impact on how people communicate, use the Internet and social networks. With the spread of 5G, these gadgets will have constant and quick access to cloud technology. Qualcomm CEO emphasized that he had already seen incredible prototypes.