Qualcomm announces World’s First 5G Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Reality XR Platform

Qualcomm today announced, at the ongoing Snapdragon Tech Summit 2019, the World’s First 5G XR Platform.

Report: Apple AR headset coming in 2022, AR glasses in 2023

A new report suggests that we have to wait until 2022 to see the Apple AR headset, and one year more for the AR glasses in 2023.

Report: Apple and Valve team up for AR headsets in 2H20

According to a recent report, Apple is allegedly planning on unveiling gaming AR headsets in the second half of next year, in collaboration with Valve.

The Samsung Galaxy S11 may come with more than one ToF sensor

A recent report from Korea makes us believe that we could get more Time of Flight sensors in the next Samsung Galaxy S11 devices

Apple reportedly cancelled AR Glasses development, conflicting rumor suggests

Contrary to previous rumors, a recent report from Taiwan suggests that Apple might have cancelled the development of its rumored AR glasses.

Google announces $999 Glass Enterprise Edition 2 AR glasses

These are wearables you will likely not own, as they are not available for the consumer, but the Glass Enterprise Edition 2 is a cool accessory.

Apple appoints iPhone executive as first Head of AR Marketing

There’s a new head of Apple AR Marketing as the company appoints veteran iPhone executive to lead Apple AR marketing efforts.

Google Maps AR navigation soon rolling out to some users

The Google Lens-powered Google Maps AR navigation feature will soon roll out to a handful of users, according to the company.

USB-C in consideration with 2019 iPhones, iOS 13 will get dark mode

Also, rumors of a third camera coming to the iPhone are echoed here, with the push on 3D depth-sensing as a gateway to an Apple VR headset.
HTC U12 Life

HTC not quitting the smartphone business

HTC not only debunked the speculation of quitting the smartphone market but also talked about its plans for future devices.

Star Wars: Jedi Challenges expands with Dark Side and Kylo Ren Lightsaber

A new Dark Side Expansion pack takes the story further in this augmented reality game and there’s a new Lightsaber to own for this expansion.

Apple is already working on developing augmented reality glasses

Apple keeps on taking steps towards the development of new augmented reality glasses with the purchase of Akonia Holographics

Vivo will soon take on Apple’s Face ID with innovative 3D sensing solution

Vivo’s latest mobile industry breakthrough is a TOF 3D sensing solution that, at least on paper, looks more complex and promising than Apple’s Face ID tech.

ARKit 2 brings more people into the experience

Shared experiences will be the biggest thing for mainstream iOS users in the augmented reality space for collaboration and gaming.

Samsung continues to improve and refine the AR Emoji experience, this time with new stickers

AR Emoji features may not be the number one reason to buy the Galaxy S9 or S9+, but Samsung is definitely striving to polish and upgrade this pretty basic augmented reality experience.
Samsung Galaxy S9+ review

Samsung is reportedly ‘considering’ triple cameras and a 3D sensor for next year’s Galaxy S10

Samsung may want to follow Huawei’s suit and beat Apple to the triple camera punch with a Galaxy S10 supporting “enhanced zoom features” and advanced AR applications.

Just a Line is Google’s app sharing AR space with scribbles

Android and iOS phones can work together to draw doodles together, at least in some augmented reality space and at least in this new app.

Apple’s WWDC 2018 to be entirely software-focused, no new iPads or MacBooks in store

No iPhone SE 2, no iPad Pros with Face ID, no refreshed MacBooks, and certainly no Apple Watch Series 4. Still, there’s plenty of exciting software stuff reportedly slated for WWDC 2018 announcements.

$250 Beats-branded Siri speaker tipped as Apple’s only WWDC 2018 hardware launch

Apple is reportedly keen on “advancing its digital assistant ambitions” at next week’s Worldwide Developers Conference, both with expanded Siri capabilities and a lower-cost Beats smart speaker.
Huawei P20 Pro review

Speculation grows that a triple-camera iPhone is coming in 2019 with 3D sensing features

It’s probably not happening this year, but in 2019, we could see Apple copy Huawei with at least one triple-camera iPhone variant supporting both 3x optical zoom and advanced AR experiences with 3D sensing functionality.

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon XR1 is the world’s ‘first dedicated XR platform’ for ‘mainstream’ use

XR stands for “Extended Reality”, which basically lumps VR and AR together, with Qualcomm aiming to power the next wave of “mainstream”, high-quality, affordable XR headsets.

Disney brings six new ‘Incredibles’ characters to AR Emoji on Galaxy S9

Samsung and Disney’s AR Emoji collaboration is taken to the next level today with the addition of six new “Incredibles 2” characters to the Galaxy S9 ahead of the new movie’s launch.

Google and LG bring the future of VR closer by co-developing 18MP OLED display

Google and LG have a common goal, working together on a crazy sharp VR OLED display with a record-breaking 1443 ppi count and 120 x 96 field of view.

Google is the latest tech giant reportedly interested in betting big on AR

AR technology may well be the next big thing, as Google joins the likes of Apple and Samsung in reportedly working on a truly immersive, standalone headset.

Be My Eyes, Empires & Puzzles and Flipkart top eclectic list of 2018 Google Play Award winners

Far from a popularity contest, the 2018 Google Play Awards were handed out to a mix of mainstream hits and obscure underdogs including BBC Earth: Life in VR and Episode by Pocket Gems.