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AT&T forms partnership with Google-backed Magic Leap start-up

12 July, 2018, 20:54 | Author: Rafael Roberts
  • AT&T Gets Exclusive Deal to Sell Magic Leap's AR/VR Headset

AT&T said it has struck a deal with Magic Leap to invest in the secretive startup, provide mobile data service and become the "exclusive wireless distributor" of its products.

The company that was first with the iPhone may be first with the next generation of mind-blowing consumer tech.

After seven years of development, the reveal included around a minute of demonstration footage.

Augmented reality pioneer Magic Leap, long thought to be heading into history as vapourware, has announced that it will begin shipping its first headset - the Magic Leap One Creator Edition - before the end of the summer.

The company's Alan Kimball on a webcast the hardware includes a Parker system-on-chip, consisting of two ARM A57 cores, one dedicated to feeding graphics, while another is for game and app logic.


"We've joined with AT&T because we believe in a combined vision of expanding high-speed networks, edge computing, and deep integration with creative content", Rony Abovitz, founder, president and CEO of Magic Leap said in a statement.

Magic Leap boasts marquee investors such as Alphabet Inc's Google, Qualcomm, Alibaba, Time Warner's Warner Bros and Singapore government-owned investment firm Temasek Holdings. The popular Unity engine already supports the device, while the Unreal Engine 4 will be supported soon. Meanwhile, stay tuned on Wccftech. And they work together to make life better. The company showed off additional demos and specs today of the Magic Leap One Creator Edition today during a livestream, but there's still no way for consumers to take a look at the product up close just yet.

Engineered to be lightweight and comfortable for hours of exploration.

The Lightwear goggles use Digital Lightfield technology, which generates digital light at different depths.

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