Google introduced ARCore at the 2018 Mobile World Congress and highlighted how it supports 100 million Android devices. However, Rick Osterloh, director of hardware at Google, said in a media interview that the company is studying various forms of augmented reality beyond mobile phones but no upcoming new products because the technology also needs A few years to mature.
In an interview with The Telegraph, Osterlo said Google is researching areas beyond mobile-based augmented reality that are very interesting.
He confirmed that Google is “doing a lot of research” and “constantly studying various forms of augmented reality applications.”
However, consumers should not expect the company to release new products in the short term. According to Ostero, the technology will take years to mature. Until then, Google will build infrastructure around it, this week with the release of ARCore version 1.0 is the best example. Developers are finally able to release augmented reality apps at the Play Store app store.
Osterlo said: “These technologies take some time to mature, about a few years and we will invest in this area for a long time, this technology is far from the expected value of the people are still some distance.”
When Austell joined Google in 2016, he was appointed to the company’s hardware business, including the Google Glass project, which later changed its name to Project Aura. In fact, Ivy Ross, head of the Aura project, was later named head of Google’s hardware design.
However, Google still launched last year’s Enterprise Edition Google Glass Glass Enterprise Edition. Before 2015, there were rumors that the department is developing two audio devices that use bone conduction technology.
In addition to Android and ARCore, Google also invested in Magic Leap, which recently unveiled its first hardware product of 2018.