After revealing a few Magic Leap specifications and a quick developers demonstration of the new Magic Leap Dodge application. The development team has also been revealed today that the Magic Leap’s augmented reality headset, expected to officially launch later this year before the end of summer 2018, will only support the AT&T network.
“AT&T is excited to pair our pioneering technologies, unmatched network, content platform, and vast customer ecosystem with Magic Leap’s efforts to build the next generation of computing,” said AT&T Communications CEO John Donovan, who has observer rights with Magic Leap’s board. “We’re designing and offering the future of entertainment and connectivity, and this exclusive arrangement – in combination with our 5G leadership position – will open up new opportunities and experiences.”
It has not been revealed whether the exclusive AT&T contract is time sensitive but as soon more details are made available we will keep you up-to-date as always. To view the short Magic Leap developer demonstration jump over to our previous article located here.
“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,” said Rony Abovitz, Founder, President and CEO of Magic Leap. “Coupling the strength of the evolving AT&T network with Magic Leap’s spatial computing platform can transform computing experiences for people.”
Unfortunately, no information on pricing or worldwide availability has been released as yet, but as soon as information comes to light, we will keep you updated as always.