Huawei plans to release AR glasses in the next two years

Current devices will receive more AR programs as the company heads toward a commercialized AR device.

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It's time for another major company to throw some weight around the growing mixed reality industry. Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications giant, is planning to introduce augmented reality glasses within two years.

The CEO of Huawei's consumer group, Richard Yu, told CNBC that their AR glasses are in the works, but likely won't be ready to be commercialized for at least "one to two years." The company is already integrating with augmented applications on the Mate20 Pro and this new project is the logical next step.

The AR-equipped Mate20 Pro

"With this AR, you can have AR glasses working with phone, maybe you can watch more of a large area," Yu said. "In the beginning, you may feel AR … is nothing. But in the future, you will see more and more the value of that."

Huawei is making major strides to compete with Apple, which is reportedly working on augmented reality gear as well. A previously reported Apple patent reveals eye-tracking tech that could contribute to such tech, but there aren't any details on Huawei's project just yet.

Google Glass has been around for a good while, but hasn't been shaped into a consumer-friendly and accessible product yet. Facebook filed a patent for Oculus branded AR glasses and has the capital to make a major splash in AR, but we'll have to wait and see if the filing bears any fruit. Stay tuned to Shacknews for additional updates.

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    November 14, 2018 9:20 AM

    Charles Singletary Jr posted a new article, Huawei plans to release AR glasses in the next two years

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      November 14, 2018 12:35 PM

      Does anyone here have one of their phones. I realized that I've heard a bit about the company (co-worker left to work there a few years back), but have never seen any of their product out in the wild...

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        November 14, 2018 12:46 PM

        Phones no, but we have a few of their ARM servers here at work and they've been very aggressive in pitching us on their other server lines.