According to reports, Meta has disbanded a 300-person team working on a new operating system for its virtual and augmented reality gadgets. According to new rumors, the tech giant has disbanded the team behind the long-rumored XROS, instead of devoting its resources to other similar projects, such as Meta’s AR glasses, its Quest headsets, and various features like eye and hand tracking and machine perception. Those who have been following Meta’s evolution are probably not surprised by the change in direction. Rumors circulated in January that the corporation had stopped practically all work on the XROS, focusing instead on upgrading the Quest 2’s Android-based VROS. Meta disputed the accusations at the time, but after learning of the separation of its XROS team, the firm issued the following statement:
“We are always evolving our team structures to help us bring great products to market quickly. We can accelerate the creation of solutions that are hyper-tuned for each product line by integrating additional OS engineers directly into our AR and VR teams. As previously said, we are pursuing numerous technical avenues in order to produce these, and we are committed to developing highly specialized systems. We’ll keep investing and optimizing to keep moving forward and meet our aggressive targets.”
Clubhouse, on the other hand, has lately included in-room text chat.