Having been in the hands of the Magic Leap One for almost a year now and allowing Early Adopters developers to publish apps for the AR headset, it's time to face the rigors of the day claim in the office. We did just that and wrote about it!
And it turns out that our review of the Magic Leap One is timely, as Magic Leap has just released a new version of Lumin OS and SDK that adds even more functionality to office work.
Meanwhile, Magic Leaps legal opponent Nreal continued his plan to launch the Nreal Light despite the objections of Magic Leap on the market. Finally, with a patent application for AR Driving Navigation, Apple has made an attempt to fathom Google's dominance in mobile mapping.
Is Magic Leap ready for the office worker?
Why do you need Augmented Reality? Because companies, they say. And while this certainly applies to multiple disciplines, there is still this mainstream use case waiting for users to discover it beyond the realms of business and gaming.
After long deliberation and many different situations, Magic Leap One's Next Reality Editor, Adario Strange, decided it was time to see if any of these applications could use him for office work. In particular, he wanted to find out if the Magic Leap One could be a viable tool for an average office worker during a normal day.
Continue reading to get a detailed account of his experiment and his impressions of Magic leap as an office machine …
REALITY BITES: ] Snapchat's earnings release for the second quarter of 2019 saw Snapchat increase its daily active users by 8% to 203 million last year. In anticipation, Chief Financial Officer Derek Andersen attributed the growth to Snapchat's new AR lenses, estimating that seven to nine million of the 13 million DAUs generated during the quarter will be delivered after the introduction of the new AR capabilities were.
Magic Leaps Latest Lumin Update Adds Hand Mesh Tracking
While Magic Leap has largely kept silent about its plans for its successor Magic Leap One, the software team continues to work on improvements to the Lumin operating system and SDK device.
In version 0.97 of Lumin The operating system is probably the biggest change, as Map Merge, the cloud-based protocol for the multiplayer support of Magic Leap One, has been switched to public beta version, which makes experiences like the multiplayer mode of Dr. med. Grordborts Invaders becomes possible Details about the new superpowers The new version of Lumin gives the Magic Leap One …
REALITY BITES: Unity Technologies continues to fight with Epic Games and its Unreal Engine for supremacy among the 3D engines that enable augmented reality development, and this competition extends to the field the financing. On Thursday, the company announced that it has made investments by new partners D1 Capital Partners, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Light Street Capital, Sequoia Capital and Silver Lake Partners, and a $ 525 million takeover bid to existing investors for $ 675 million the round. The company also doubled its value to $ 6 billion.
Nreal Releases SDK Despite Magic Leap Trial
In the midst of breaking legal problems with Magic Leap and Epic Games, Nreal does not retreat. Instead, the company is digging for new insights and driving forward the plan to roll out its Nreal Light smartglasses.
On Monday, the Beijing-based smartglasses released the beta version of NRSDK, the software developer kit for the upcoming Nreal Light smartglasses. Interested parties can now register as developers and download the SDK from the Nreal website.
Continue reading to learn more about NRSDK and find out why the release is quite brave given the legal situation of Nreal in the US …
] REALITY BITES: Investment- Experts of the Motley Fool have identified three companies working on Augmented Reality as stocks to buy: Microsoft, Qualcomm, and Apple.
Apple Ups the Ante with Google on AR Driving Navigation
As Google steps onto the sidewalks with augmented reality walking navigation for Google Maps, Apple has targeted the road.
In a patent application filed in January 2019 and published on Thursday by the US Patent and Patent Office (USPTO), Apple does not have a potential system for using the camera of a mobile device (presumably an iPhone or iPad or any other shared mobile device) for overlaying navigation announcements in the live view of the road described by the driver.
Next Reality reviews every Friday the latest headlines from the financial side of augmented and mixed reality. This weekly Market Reality column contains funding announcements, mergers and acquisitions, market research and the like. In previous issues of Market Reality, you'll find more news that you might have missed.