Vodafone is inviting customers across Europe to experience immersive Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR) through a combination of Nreal Light smart glasses and the company’s high-speed, low-latency Gigabit 5G network.
Linked to an Android smartphone via a wired USB-C connection, the glasses provide an IMAX-like viewing experience and a new way to see and interact with apps. With AR, users can browse the web, shop, watch video & TV, game, catch up on social media or work on a large ‘virtual’ screen, while still being able to see, move and interact with their surroundings.
MR applications take this one stage further by overlaying digital content on top of the visible environment, blending real world and digital content and enabling the user to interact with virtual 3D objects. As part of their partnership, Vodafone and Nreal plan to jointly develop AR and MR applications. There is also an Nreal Light Developer Kit for developers to build their own MR applications.