Qualcomm Unveils First Mobile Virtual Reality Platform

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Qualcomm on Wednesday unveiled the world’s first dedicated “extended reality” platform for mobile devices during the Augmented World Expo in Silicon Valley.

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The San Diego wireless pioneer’s XR1 platform, based on its Snapdragon processor series, combines video, audio, and interactivity to power virtual reality headsets that don’t need an attached computer and can be taken anywhere.

Mobile products like Facebook’s Oculus Go already use earlier Qualcomm technology, and the new platform will create a better virtual reality experience.

Qualcomm said Meta, VIVE, Vuzix and Picoare already working on products.

“By integrating powerful visuals, high-fidelity audio, and rich interactive experiences, XR1 will help create a new era of high-quality, mainstream XR devices for consumers.” said Alex Katouzian, a senior vice president at Qualcomm Technologies.

The platform includes advanced artificial intelligence features for machine learning.

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