According to a report by The Verge, HTC’s VP of Design is leaving the corporate to be a part of up with Google’s Daydream VR group.
Having joined the corporate in 2008, in current yr’s HTC’s VP of Design, Claude Zellweger, performed a key position within the design of the Vive headset, The Verge reviews. Now he’s taking that have with each cellular and VR design over to the Google Daydream VR staff, in accordance to a tweet by Zellweger.
@vladsavov I’m becoming a member of Google Daydream, so you possibly can redirect your criticism:).
— Claude Zellweger (@Claudibus) January 26, 2017
The Verge confirmed with HTC that Zellweger has left the corporate, following the identical future as two colleagues who had each joined the corporate as half of the identical acquisition:
In 2014, HTC misplaced its longtime design chief, Scott Croyle, who began afresh with the Nextbit cloud-centric smartphone. Less than a yr later, Croyle’s successor at HTC, Jonah Becker, departed the corporate to head up industrial design at Fitbit. The two of them initially joined HTC when their design firm, One & Co, was acquired by the Taiwanese electronics maker in 2008, and their third companion in that enterprise was Claude Zellweger. Eight years after becoming a member of HTC, Zellweger now completes the One & Co exodus.
We famous just lately that a slew of new job listings for Google’s VR/AR team pointed toward new, more ambitious hardware within the works by the corporate; Zellweger’s purported new position appears aligned with that effort.
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