Qualcomm declares the Snapdragon Spaces XR Developer Platform open for download
Qualcomm Technologies had launched Snapdragon Spaces as a new resource for extended reality (XR) developers in an effort to underpin its role as a "key enabler of the metaverse". Now, the new platform has been made available to its target maker audience.
The company asserts that it is cross-platform and as full an ecosystem as necessary to help developers build new environments that are as immersive and convincing as possible. Then again, it also now pointedly makes a hardware version of the platform available, that consists of one of the world's latest flagship Android smartphones and an AR viewer to connect to it.
Qualcomm has ostensibly partnered with Lenovo to present this new package, made up of commercial-grade ThinkReality A3 glasses and the 144Hz display (albeit UDC-less) Motorola Edge Plus. The new Snapdragon Spaces Hardware Development Kit costs US$1,999 in the United States, which is about $999 more than the new top-end phone on its own.
Then again, the Kit is not necessarily essential for Snapdragon Spaces access, as its SDK is also available to download on its own from now.