T-Mobile Accelerator Kicks Off Program to Build 5G AR Experiences for Smart Glasses with Snapdragon Spaces
T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) today kicked off its T-Mobile Accelerator program working with startups, developers and entrepreneurs building immersive experiences for AR smart glasses using T-Mobile 5G and the Snapdragon Spaces™ XR Developer Platform. As the lead 5G launch partner in North America for Snapdragon Spaces, T-Mobile Accelerator is working to fuel 5G innovation for AR smart glasses leveraging heads-up displays, spatial awareness and computer vision across the gaming, entertainment, education, wellness, fitness and travel and hospitality industries.
"Smart glasses will completely change how we connect and experience the world around us," said John Saw, EVP of Advanced & Emerging Technologies at T-Mobile. "With T-Mobile 5G we have the capacity and performance needed to power high-bandwidth, immersive AR experiences for smart glasses, but it's the developers and entrepreneurs that will bring these new applications to life."
Today's new T-Mobile Accelerator participants include:
To help build the ecosystem of AR applications for smart glasses, T-Mobile engineers and business leaders will work directly with T-Mobile Accelerator participants as they develop, test and bring to market new AR products and services. Experts from Qualcomm Technologies will also provide support for solutions built on the Snapdragon Spaces platform. The T-Mobile Accelerator Snapdragon Spaces program kicks off today and new participants will join on a rolling basis.
With Snapdragon Spaces, developers can receive resources to create immersive consumer and enterprise AR applications. The platform enables developers to build 3D applications for AR smart glasses from scratch, or simply add headworn AR features to existing Android smartphone applications for a unified, multi-screen experience between the smartphone screen in 2D and the real world in 3D.
T-Mobile Accelerator participants will use Lenovo ThinkReality A3 augmented reality smart glasses - the first device to support Snapdragon Spaces.
T-Mobile 5G, A Platform for Innovation
With its leading 5G network as the foundation, T-Mobile fuels innovation and helps build the 5G ecosystem with a number of initiatives in addition to T-Mobile Accelerator. Its newly unveiled Tech Experience 5G Hub is a 24,000 square foot innovation space where entrepreneurs and partners can tap into 5G working alongside T-Mobile engineers. The Un-carrier also operates the T-Mobile Ventures investment fund and it is a co-founder of the 5G Open Innovation Lab.
T-Mobile Accelerator serves as a hub for driving ideas, innovation and action. Focused on collaborative experiences for growth, it delivers year-round programming and activities, including entrepreneurial and tech community engagements, expert speakers and mentorship sessions. Since its inception, the T-Mobile Accelerator has worked with 80 startup companies that have raised an aggregate of over $190 million with 78% of the alumni companies still in business today.
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