Google reveals plans for VR/AR revolution
Google have disclosed more information about its projects within the Virtual reality (VR) and Augmented reality (AR) fields, including higher resolution VR hardwares and their new application of the technology on the Pixel Camera.
Clay Bavor, VP of VR/AR at Google, recently announced that Google is collaborating with Sharp to develop LCDs capable of VR performance that is normally only associated with OLED. The resolution of this technology will reach 20 megapixels per eye, which is 10x more pixels than any commercially available VR display.
‘I’ve seen these in the lab, and it’s spectacular. It’s not even what we’re going to need in the “final display”.’ He said. ‘But it’s a very large step in the right direction.
He explained that this technology breakthrough could work effectively when combined with rendering, eye tracking, and other optical advancements.
At the same time, Google have also released their new AR-based function for mobile. Users of Google Pixel can interact with characters in Star Wars and Stranger Things via the phone’s camera.
Google is ending 2017 strongly, and the performance of the technology giant is beyond experts’ expectations. Michael Abrash, Chief Scientist at Oculus, predicted that resolution of VR will hit 4000×4000 pixels in five years, but these announcements would infer that Google will be there much sooner.
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