Speculation that SnapChat May Develop AR Device

Published by , September 12, 2016 2:48 am

(NewsEveryDay) More and more companies are venturing into augmented reality and virtual reality devices that link to various apps and existing programs. There’s speculation that SnapChat may develop an AR device specifically augment reality glasses. Strengthening the rumors is the former move by Snapchat to purchase Vergence Labs in 2014, a smart eyeglass developer. If the trend is correct, Snapchat may release AR/VR glasses that can link to devices using Bluetooth technology.
SnapChat’s recent move to join a Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) signifying that there’s a huge possibility that the company may develop an AR device specifically augment reality glasses, according to TechTimes. However, there is no confirmation yet if the company is indeed developing state-of-the-art equipment. Ben Wood, chief of research at CCS Insight, said in a statement. “The added dimension of the Pokemon Go craze has undoubtedly raised awareness of the potential for augmented reality. That can only be positive for the technology,” Wood added.

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