This week, we’re excited to share our latest milestone on the road to truly compelling mobile VR. We’ve joined forces with Qualcomm Technologies to combine their Snapdragon 835 mobile platform with our embedded hand tracking technology so that people can interact with mobile VR content using their bare hands.

Your hands should be free to reach directly into  #MobileVR. @LeapMotion technology makes that possible #GDC17 Click To TweetIn a nutshell, this means that developers will soon be able to tap into an incredible software and hardware ecosystem. It’s also the latest step towards a single input standard for the next generation of mobile VR. Next week, we’ll demo our Mobile VR Platform alongside Qualcomm in brand-new reference designs at GDC, VRDC, and MWC in San Francisco and Barcelona.

In just the last year, the pace of change in mobile VR has been incredible. More powerful processors and sensors make it easier for HMD manufacturers to bring their headsets to the world, while new features like position and hand tracking open up possibilities for developers and users. As UploadVR’s Anshel Sag observed yesterday, the interesting thing about the mobile industry is that “they can iterate so much more quickly than their PC counterparts that we are seeing mobile HMD feature sets leapfrog PC.”

We believe that technology works best when it’s both invisible and ubiquitous. It should feel like part of the world around you – a world that you can reach out and touch. To make this possible, we’re building the fundamental platform that developers, game studios, and OEMs need to make these new worlds truly interactive. All embedded directly within the headset, so it feels like magic.

Technology works best when it’s both invisible and ubiquitous #FreeYourHands #MobileVR Click To TweetFrom the Mobile VR Platform that can be embedded into any headset, to our Interaction Engine that makes virtual worlds react in human ways, we’re continuing to push the boundaries of what’s possible in VR/AR. This week’s announcement is just a taste of what we have in development, and we can’t wait to share it with you.

To experience this technology first-hand, join us next week at GDC in San Francisco (booth #2024 in the Moscone Center South Hall) or at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona (Qualcomm booth #3E10, Hall 3, Fira Gran Via). You can also follow us on Twitter @LeapMotion or subscribe to our newsletter for the latest mobile VR news.