9to5Google has spotted that connected Linkedin, Mark Lucovsky has become Senior Director of Engineering, Operating Systems for AR astatine Google. He antecedently worked with Oculus for a fig of years until recently. Now he's moved to Google, Lucovsky has besides posted some occupation listings that the institution is looking to fill.
One of those listings includes a relation for a Senior Software Developer, Embedded, Augmented Reality OS. The statement for that relation implies that Google is up to immoderate absorbing things for the future:
"The Google Augmented Reality (AR) squad is simply a radical of engineers, designers, and probe scientists tasked with gathering the foundations for large immersive computing, and prototyping helpful, delightful idiosyncratic experiences. We're focused connected making immersive computing accessible to galore radical done mobile devices, arsenic our scope continues to turn and evolve."
"...Our squad is gathering the bundle components that power and negociate the hardware connected our Augmented Reality (AR) products. These are the bundle components that tally connected the AR devices and are the closest to the hardware. As Google adds products to the AR portfolio, the OS Foundations squad is the precise archetypal bundle squad to enactment with caller hardware."
Some of the roles are successful the US, but determination are besides others successful Ontario, Canada. Those roles see respective Augmented Reality related positions including an AR and VR hardware developer presumption that volition beryllium looking to make "...next-generation technologies that alteration however users connect, explore, and interact with accusation and 1 another. "
Interestingly this determination is besides wherever the smart glasses shaper North was located earlier it was acquired by Google successful 2020. So it's reasonably wide that Google is getting superior astir AR again.
Writing by Adrian Willings. Originally published connected 16 December 2021.