Google’s current AR devices run on Android.
For the first time, the list of vacancies for augmented reality developers was discovered by 9to5Google.
The team is headed by Mark Lukowski, who previously worked at Meta, developed an alternative to Android for the company’s devices and was a co-author of the Windows NT operating system, The Verge reports. Lukowski posted a vacancy for a senior software engineer on Twitter.
The list also includes developer vacancies specializing in cameras and input devices, and some mention the development of a real-time operating system (RTOS). There are vacancies in the USA and Canada.
According to Verge, Google’s new operating system will “monitor and manage its AR devices.” Now Google Glass AR glasses and other AR developments of the company for the corporate market are based on Android.
Google introduced the “smart” glasses Glass with a camera, processor and microdisplay in 2012. In early 2015, Google suspended work on the project. In 2019, Google introduced “smart” glasses for Glass Enterprise corporate clients. In June 2020, Alphabet bought the Canadian manufacturer of “smart” glasses North.
Apple is working on virtual and augmented reality devices. TSMC is engaged in the production of processors. The headset may be released in 2022.