IFA 2022 saw yet another collaboration between tech giants Qualcomm and Meta as they signed a multi-year agreement to spearhead next-gen spatial computing initiatives by developing VR-specific chipsets.
As per the partnership, Meta will continue to use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon extended reality (XR) platform for its Meta Quest VR devices and other metaverse-related innovations in the coming years.
Qualcomm’s CEO Cristiano Amon stated that the agreement symbolizes both companies’ commitment to delivering
“best-in-class devices and experiences to transform how we work, play, learn, create and connect in a fully realized metaverse.”
Qualcomm and Meta’s past collaborations
The Meta Quest 2, launched in 2020, is the most recent VR device partnership between Qualcomm and Meta aside from the seven years of partnership history between the two companies.
The Meta Quest 2 features Qualcomm’s Snapdragon XR2 platform and is reported to have sold about 15 million units since its launch.
When Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg was a guest on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast back in August, he announced that the company’s next VR headset, Project Cambria, will be launched in October 2022.
More importantly, VR pundits believe that the Snapdragon XR2 platform will be the one to power Project Cambria.