In addition to downloading Snapdragon Spaces, developers can now purchase a hardware development kit to begin creating their own headworn augmented reality (AR) experiences. The dev kit, which will cost around $2,000 USD, includes the Lenovo ThinkReality A3 smart glasses (powered by the Snapdragon XR1 platform) and a Motorola Edge+ (2022) smartphone.
Qualcomm Technologies views all of these XR innovations as stepping stones to the metaverse.
With early access developers already building on Qualcomm’s platform and providing real-time feedback, the journey toward unique and immersive headworn AR experiences is becoming a reality, Qualcomm said. For eyecandylab, this partnership is another significant cornerstone of the go-to-market-strategy where partnering with major industry players has always played a strategic role.
“After having built direct relationships with Google in 2020 and Apple in 2021, we are more than excited to being able to work this closely with another major player in the space” Moser continues. “We’re able to get unique insights into how the market is evolving and to continue building out our head start through early access to new technology.”
In addition to developer support, the Snapdragon Spaces Pathfinder Program has funded its first group of developer projects who will get early-access platform technology, project funding, co-marketing opportunities and hardware development kits.