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Meta said to have dissolved the team working on new AR/VR OS

By Cookie Monster - on 26 Feb 2022, 10:04am

Meta said to have dissolved the team working on new AR/VR OS

Image source: Oculus

Weeks after rumours surfaced that the development of the new AR/VR OS has been paused, a new report says the team has been dissolved.

Three sources told The Information that Meta has dissolved the team of more than 300 employees who was working on a new platform, XROS to power the VR headsets and AR glasses. The employees are believed to be moving to other departments. Meta spokesperson Sheeva Slovan released a statement on the report: 

“By embedding more OS engineers directly into our AR and VR teams, we can speed up the development of solutions that are hyper-tuned for each product line,” Meta spokesperson Sheeva Slovan said in a statement. “[T]here are several technical directions we’re pursuing to build these and we remain committed to building highly specialized systems,” she said.

For now, Meta will power its AR/VR devices with VROS, a version of Android that is used to power the Oculus Quest VR devices.

Source: The Information via 9to5Mac

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