Google is reportedly developing a VR headset without requiring a PC or smartphone to run it, according to WSJ. The current VR headset needs the additional device. For instance, Oculus Rift needs PC with a good card graphic, while Samsung Gear VR needs their smartphone to be able to enjoy it.
The Standalone VR headset from Google will have components to make it an independent device. It’s a cooperation between Google and Startup Movidius, which will provide technology for the headset.
“The headset will include a screen, high-powered processors and outward-facing cameras,” the report said. It “appears to aim for a middle ground: a quality experience not tethered to an expensive PC or game console.”
Standalone VR headset has not available before, and it will be the unique headset for the VR market. At this moment, Standalone computing device like this one can be found on Hololens. But, both are different, because Hololens is a holographic computing, not a VR headset. They didn’t mention about the software, but the report said the headset is ready to be exhibited this year.
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