Sony throws light on next-generation VR headset for PlayStation 5

Sony is working on the next-generation VR system for PlayStation 5. The new VR will have improved focus of view, resolution, and single cord to simplify setup and, improve ease-of-use, claims Sony. Continue reading “Sony throws light on next-generation VR headset for PlayStation 5”

Worldwide AR and VR headset market grew 9.4% YoY in Q3 2018: IDC

The combined AR and VR headset market grew 9.4% year over year in the Q3 2018, according to the IDC. The VR headset market returned to growth in Q3 2018 after four consecutive quarters of decline and now makes up 97% of the combined market. Global shipments for VR headsets reached 1.9 million units in the quarter, up 8.2% from Q3 2017. Continue reading “Worldwide AR and VR headset market grew 9.4% YoY in Q3 2018: IDC”

HTC Vive Wireless Adapter with support for up to three players goes on sale starting at $299.99

HTC Vive today announced that it is launching the Vive Wireless Adapter that was introduced earlier this year. This frees Vive owners from the tether back to the PC and letting users experience the full potential of premium VR. It is compatible with both the Vive and Vive Pro. Continue reading “HTC Vive Wireless Adapter with support for up to three players goes on sale starting at $299.99”

Global VR headset shipments decline 33.7%, standalone VR headsets grew 417.7% YoY in Q2 2018: IDC

As per the recent report from IDC, the shipments of virtual reality (VR) headsets were down 33.7% year over year in the second quarter of 2018. However, the IDC expects this to be a temporary setback, since the arrival of new products like Oculus Go and HTC Vive Pro, and new brands will have a positive outlook for the quarters ahead. Continue reading “Global VR headset shipments decline 33.7%, standalone VR headsets grew 417.7% YoY in Q2 2018: IDC”

Samsung HMD Odyssey+ VR headset with AMOLED + SFS display, 1,440 × 1,600 resolution passes through the FCC

Samsung seems to be working on a followup to its Odyssey VR headset which was launched last year. The new model ‘Samsung HMD Odyssey+’ has now appeared passing through the FCC, suggesting that the launch might be right around the corner.  Continue reading “Samsung HMD Odyssey+ VR headset with AMOLED + SFS display, 1,440 × 1,600 resolution passes through the FCC”

Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1 dedicated chipset with 4K video support for AR and VR announced

Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1

Qualcomm today has introduced the Snapdragon XR1 Platform, it is the world’s first dedicated SoC for Extended Reality (XR) platform. The XR1 platform is also specially optimized for Augmented Reality (AR) experiences with Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities offering better interactivity, power consumption, and thermal efficiency. Continue reading “Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1 dedicated chipset with 4K video support for AR and VR announced”

Google, LG team up for next-gen VR OLED display with 120Hz refresh rate and 1443ppi

OLED panel

Google and LG have teamed up to produce an ultra high-resolution OLED panels that are intended for the next generation of VR headsets. Reports regarding the high-end OLED panel were first discussed back in March, and now it has been officially unveiled at the Display Week 2018 expo. Continue reading “Google, LG team up for next-gen VR OLED display with 120Hz refresh rate and 1443ppi”

Google Daydream View Review

Google Daydream View Review -10VR done right has the potential to fool your brain into feeling emotions and sensations that can’t be replicated in a 2 dimensional medium. As technology moves ahead in its quest for achieving photorealistic virtual reality, we’re observing two distinct campaigns. Where the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Playstation VR focus on a top-notch experience that requires expensive headsets and equally powerful computing power, Google alongside Samsung and others have been focussing on bringing the VR experience to the most ubiquitous computing platform i.e. the smartphone. Between Samsung’s Gear VR that worked only with their handsets to the Cardboard which offers an introduction to VR but little more, Google’s work has been cut out for them. Called Daydream, the name itself evokes a sense of imagination and all the possibilities that come with it. Google’s all new VR headset was introduced a while back and finally made its way to India. Here’s our review of the Google Daydream View.  Continue reading “Google Daydream View Review”

Worldwide shipments of AR and VR headsets expected to grow 58% CAGR : IDC

Google Daydream View Review -2

Dedicated Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) headsets collectively are expected to grow at a very strong pace from just under 10 million units in 2016 to just shy of 100 million units in 2021, with a 5-year CAGR of 57.7%, according to recent forecast data from the International Data Corporation, (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Augmented and Virtual Reality Headset Tracker. Continue reading “Worldwide shipments of AR and VR headsets expected to grow 58% CAGR : IDC”

iPhone 8 tipped to feature stainless steel frame and vertical dual camera for VR

iPhone 8

[Update] – A Bloomberg report has corroborated that Apple is testing a new type of screen, curved glass and stainless steel materials, and more advanced camera

Just yesterday, schematics of the iPhone 8 has surfaced hinting again at slimmer bezels and other design changes. Now, a latest report from Japanese blog Mac Otakara has shared more details of the iPhone 8. Continue reading “iPhone 8 tipped to feature stainless steel frame and vertical dual camera for VR”

Apple could integrate Augmented Reality technology into iPhone camera app

apple-iphone-7-and-iphone-7-plus-cameras

Apple is expected to integrate its Augmented Reality technology into the iPhone’s camera app. If the information circulating around the Internet is true, the company is currently working on to create a database of 3D objects, so that the device recognize it when the user points the phone at the real-time object. Continue reading “Apple could integrate Augmented Reality technology into iPhone camera app”