Qualcomm Introduces VR SDK For Snapdragon Virtual Reality Chips
The chipmaker has launched SDK to make the development of apps and games on VR hardware easier.
Almost all technology companies have decided to base their future growth on the fascinating technology of virtual reality. In fact, recently the tech was incorporated in the marketing strategy of McDonald’s Corporation as well. Similarly, the American semiconductor company, Qualcomm has recently introduced its virtual reality software development kit (SDK) for virtual reality headsets and the smartphones supported by the latest Snapdragon processor.
The San Diego firm intends to fuel up the demand for the virtual reality business by rendering it convenient for developers to develop apps and games that can execute on Snapdragon hardware. Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 820 can be integrated VR hardware. Moreover, according to the tech advisor Digi-Capital that augmented VR has a potential of making a $120 billion worth business by the year 2020. This indicates that the futuristic VR devices will be greatly graphically impressive than the current hardware. Moreover, developers could develop the software for devices easily.
Through the released kit, developers will get access to advanced VR features, which will make the development of the apps easier. Furthermore, through the kit the VR performance and power efficacy can be improved for Android headsets.
The SDK can show a convenient way to developers through which they can spread their workload across multiple processing cores efficiently. Moreover, to avoid a person getting sick, the cores have to maintain the motion sensors.
Through features like digital signal processing sensor fusion, the Snapdragon VR SDK will be able to synchronized data from accelerometers and gyroscopes through the Snapdragon Sensor Core. Through it the faster transformation of images into 3D can happen. Moreover, it will enable better power management.
Qualcomm senior director of engineering, Dave Durni has said, “We’re providing advanced tools and technologies to help developers significantly improve the visual user experience of next-generation virtual reality applications like games, 360 degree VR videos, and a variety of interactive education and entertainment applications.”
He further added, “VR will be a new paradigm for how we interact with the world, and we’re excited to help mobile VR developers more efficiently deliver compelling and high-quality experiences on upcoming Snapdragon 820 VR-capable Android smartphones and headsets.”
At the Game Developers Conference scheduled to be held this week, the chipmaker will demonstrate the Qualcomm-generated demos. It is expected that the graphics effects and the lighting will be efficient and improved. Enthusiasts and gamers wait ambitiously for the new tech and advance features.