In the beginning of last year, the Network appeared information, according to which Google is developing a device significantly different from what the company previously offered in the market of digital devices. Modern users are no longer surprised by even the most powerful smartphones and tablets, but the headset, alleged details of which first appeared on the Internet, will give the opportunity to look at reality in new ways.
It is believed that Google is working on augmented reality headset, which will not be required to operate another device. It will provide an opportunity to “impose” digital objects in the real world, according to Kyle Wiggers (Kyle Wiggers) on the resource page venturebeat.com with reference to winfuture.de.
And this is not the first rumor about Google developing a new augmented reality headset. In February 2016, the Wall Street Journal reported that the company from mountain view has created a prototype design customized sensors from Movidius Intel, working, reportedly, with many companies involved in the development of technologies of virtual and augmented reality. Until now, the Network appeared rumors mostly about the prospect of a similar device, but now for the first time considered his alleged technical specifications.
Chipset the headset, augmented reality Google — Qualcomm QSC603
The code name for the device “Google A65”, and in his description says that it will be like the Microsoft HoloLens (“not unlike the Microsoft HoloLens”). It is expected that the novelty will be based on the chipset Qualcomm QSC603, make according to the 10-nanometer process and designed for the Internet of things. The headset will support connections with tablets and peripherals through Bluetooth 5.1 and Gigabit Wi-Fi. 5G cellular modem in it is not provided. On a prototype, Google is reportedly working with Quantra, is a manufacturer Pixel C.
It is also reported that the headset will be supported by voice recognition, which will probably be implemented thanks to the technology of processing natural speech and its recognition by Qualcomm Aqstic. It is currently unknown whether the software of the device be based on any form of Daydream, which is a Google developed operating system for VR headsets, or will support ARCore — platform augmented reality for smartphones and tablets.
Interesting choice Qualcomm QSC603 as the basis of “hardware” innovations, of course, if existing rumors are reality. Chip was submitted in April 2018. It is equipped with a Spectra 270, image processor high-end class, which is an excellent addition to other components, the Quad — core CPU Snapdragon, Hexagon 685 Vector Processor and GPU Adreno 615.
Spectra 270 is the two sensors with a maximum resolution of 16 megapixels, enhanced functionality of real-time processing and post-processing, including correction of noise. Adreno 615 provides video output with a resolution of WQHD (2560 x 1440 pixels) and supports popular graphics API, Vulkan, OpenGL and OpenCL.
But perhaps the most impressive feature Qualcomm QSC603 became Hexagon 685 — chip, designed to speed of artificial intelligence. It is part of a computing platform Qualcomm Artificial Intelligence (AI) Engine, and supports Android API and Neural Networks are machine learning frameworks as TensorFlow from Google and Caffe2, a library Hexagon Neural Network from Qualcomm.
In 2020, Apple may release a headset of virtual and augmented reality
If such augmented reality headset from Google will see the light, its competitor will not only offer from Microsoft. Working in augmented reality startup Magic Leap is planning in 2018 to begin deliveries of the first generation of their headsets One Magic Leap. As reported in April this year in the pages of CNET, Apple is developing supposedly forthcoming for release in 2020 a headset, which will combine the opportunities of augmented and virtual reality.
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