Google has reportedly just lost its lead electrical engineer working on Google Glass to virtual reality company Oculus VR, which was recently purchased by Facebook for approximately $2 billion. Adrian Wong is still listing Google X, Google’s division that gave birth to Glass and many other experimental projects, as his employer on Google+, but TechCrunch claims they’ve confirmed the departure with sources. He’s also since confirmed his new position at Oculus on his LinkedIn page (pictured above).
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Google is yet to comment on the move, which sees one of its lead engineers on the Google Glass project moving to a company that’s developing a similar wearable product that could be competition for Glass once both products eventually make it to market.
We’ve reached out to Google but have not yet heard back.