Google Loses Lead Glass Engineer To Oculus Rift
Peter Donnell / 2 years ago
Googles Lead Electrical Engineer for Google Glass, Adrian Wong, has left the Mountain View based company in favour of the now Facebook owned Oculus VR. His experience in working with the Google technology will no doubt give him great experience for wearable technology and that’s likely something that attracted him to Oculus, especially now that the hardcore development for Glass appears to be pretty much done. The information came from Wong’s LinkedIn page and it looks like he actually had his last day at Google two weeks ago.
Oculus VR is currently working hard to create their retail hardware, with the DK2 still a couple of months away it looks like it will be late this year or early 2015 before they can get the final hardware released. Of course development is going a lot smoother now that they’ve got someone like Mark Zuckerberg writing the cheques, but having an experienced hardware development team certainly helps, so we’re hoping that Adrian can help speed up production of the next iteration of Oculus Rift.
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