Google’s AR projects are reportedly facing even more setbacks

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Following reports that Google gave up on its Project Iris AR glasses in June, a new report from Insider suggests that the company’s plan to launch a mixed reality headset with Samsung is also facing setbacks.

The rumored device, which is apparently called Project Moohan internally, is supposed to offer a mixed reality experience powered by the Android platform. It has reportedly been in the works since at least last year, tracking with the vague announcement Google, Samsung, and Qualcomm made earlier this year about creating a mixed reality platform.

But Project Moohan has become a “political headache” at Google. Sources tell Insider that the partnership makes it more likely for Samsung “to call the shots on product features” and that it…

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