The Rise of Consumer AR in China

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That appetite appears to be most ravenous in China, where all signs point to strong consumer adoption rates for AR. Mainland China already accounts for one-third of the sales of headsets that power high-end AR experiences.

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China’s Billion Dollar VR Theme Park Is Nothing Short Of Colossal

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If there was any doubt that the VR boom in China was all hype, then it’s probably starting to fade now. Along with these attractions, the facility will also house a VR restaurant, movie theater, recreational areas, a children’s area and China’s first VR rollercoaster.

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HTC Launching Standalone Vive Exclusively In China

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This makes sense, as while Viveport usually takes a backseat to Steam for most US & EU VR-users, the HTC platform plays a much bigger role in China. China is the leading mobile market in the world today, and has the momentum to lead the global VR market as well,” said Alvin W.

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6 Reasons Why China is Leading VR Growth Worldwide

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During the Fall, I was invited by Tsinghua, “China’s MIT”, to design a new blend of curriculum for their students. Let’s see how Xiaomi’s latest headset is illustrating the growing leading role of China in the VR industry, and its particularities compared to the Western market.

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SPACES and Songcheng Form $30 Million Joint Venture to Bring Mixed and Virtual Reality to China

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Virtual reality will thrill visitors to mainland China’s most popular theme parks under a groundbreaking $30 million joint venture announced today between SPACES Inc. Songcheng-SPACES also plans to build unique, standalone virtual reality attractions and parks throughout China.

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HTC’s Alvin Graylin on What’s Happening in China & VR

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Alvin Wang Graylin is the China President of Vive at HTC, and I had a chance to talk with him at CES this year about what’s happening in China. The post HTC’s Alvin Graylin on What’s Happening in China & VR appeared first on Road to VR.

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Razer Want to Make OSVR the “De Facto” VR Platform in China

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Razer Chief Executive and co-founder Min-Liang Tan has stated his company’s intent to dominate China’s rapidly growing virtual reality market, with new products built around the OSVR platform, tailored to the region launching next month. VR is very hot in China now.”

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Giant $1.5 Billion VR Theme Park to Open in China, Promising 35 VR Attractions

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A giant robot looms over the outskirts of Guiyang, the capital of Guizhou province in China. Occupying one of the poorest provinces in China, the park aims to revitalize the area when it partially opens February next year.

HTC Gets Bullish on Vive’s Future in China, Setting Up 10,000+ ‘Experience Sites’ This Year

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The best way to sell people on VR is to show it to them, and HTC is going to be doing just that in China. The post HTC Gets Bullish on Vive’s Future in China, Setting Up 10,000+ ‘Experience Sites’ This Year appeared first on UploadVR.

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An Inside Look At The Exploding World Of China’s VR Cafes

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HTC Announces $1.5 Billion VR Investment Fund and Research Institute in China

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HTC is making yet more moves in China today, announcing a partnership with the Shenzhen Municipal Government to kick off two new initiatives. The first of these is a new China VR Research Institute. Tagged with: china , htc , investment fund , Shenzhen.

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HTC Aims to Create a ‘Mobile OpenVR’ in China with Vive Wave VR Platform

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It’s a pretty bold step by the company to do for China what Google is trying to do for the West with Daydream, and it seems the scale is much larger in scope given the number of partners already on board and the types of headsets capable of entry.

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HTC Brings VR to Hotel Guests in China

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HTC has partnered with IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) to bring HTC Vive VR systems to select hotels in China. Launched on October 31, IHG is the first international hotel group in China to provide guests with VR amenities, including in-room experiences.

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Transformers VR Experience Centers Coming To China

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Virtual reality centers based on the blockbuster “Transformers” series are set to open in China this Summer. Debuting in Shanghai, the centers will expand to other China cities regularly over the next five years and will be designed with a global audience in mind.

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HTC to Launch Standalone Vive Headset in China Tied to Viveport Content Store

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In China however, HTC wants to head the headset’s content store itself. Thus, a very similar Vive standalone headset is planned to launch in China, with the company’s Viveport VR app store designated as the “official content platform,” of the device.

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Vive China President Shares 16 Lessons for a VR-First Future From ‘Ready Player One’

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Graylin is the China President of Vive at HTC leading all aspects of the Vive/VR business in the region. He has had over 22 years of business management experience in the tech industry, including 15 years operating in Greater China.

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China’s Largest Messaging App ‘WeChat’ is Creating its Own AR Platform

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WeChat, known in China as the app that offers everything from messaging to a ubiquitous payment service, is getting its own augmented reality framework; at over 963 million active users, the popular Chinese app could put AR in the hands (and minds) in more than just the mobile tech savvy.

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China Will Soon Have VR and MR Theme Parks Thanks to SPACES

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VR is starting to attract the attention of major theme parks in both the US and UK, and now it’s heading to China. The post China Will Soon Have VR and MR Theme Parks Thanks to SPACES appeared first on UploadVR.

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I spent the last two weeks traveling in China visiting virtual reality companies and attending the annual China Joy conference. China has a very active VR ecosystem with a lot to learn but I came away... Columns VR & AR China HTC Vive

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China Now Leads the Server Race: Meet the Phytium MARS Processor

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There’s PowerCore CP1 (full POWER 8) and coming CP2 (POWER9 with China-specific mods). Then, there are NUDT-related SPARC (FeiTeng) and ARM (Phytium MARS) efforts, both linked to the Tianhe series of China’s leading supercomputers.

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The Crazy VR World of China Joy 2016

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China Joy kicked off Thursday at the Shanghai New International Expo Center with over 600 firms showing the latest in entertainment and technology. Let’s take a look at some of the common themes we came across at China Joy. The ridiculous and amazing things we scouted in Shanghai.

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First Official HTC Vive VR Cafe Opens in Shenzhen, China

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Alvin Wang Graylin, HTC Vive’s Regional President in China, revealed on Twitter the first Vive VR Cafe opened in Shenzhen last Friday. Previously, we reported on HTC ‘s huge initiative that would have them powering potentially thousands of VR arcades.

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HTC to open 10,000 VR experience sites in China

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HTC plans to set up more than 10,000 “experience sites” in mainland China by the end of the year, the China Daily newspaper reported today.

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China Gets PlayStation VR in October, But For More Money With Less Games

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HTC Exec: Education will help sell Vive in China

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In addition to Internet cafes and other out-of-home venues, early tech adopters and hardcore gamers, Chinese parents’ focus on education will be a major driver for HTC Vive’s success in that country, HTC‘s head for... Features China HTC HTC Vive

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Tipatat Chennavasin on the VR Landscape, AR, Emerging Tech, & VR in China

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Exclusive: HTC Makes Big Play For VR Content Distribution In China

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Viveport M fills a hole in China, where the likes Google’s Play Store (and upcoming Daydream platform) and Samsung’s Gear VR store have struggled due to restrictions from the government on apps and websites from countries outside of China.

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HTC Partners to Stream VR Games to Vive in China, Cutting VR-Ready PCs Out of the Equation

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HTC hopes to address this in China with a new partnership between Dalian Television and Beijing Cyber Cloud to offer a set-top, cloud-based box—meaning you don’t need a traditional VR-ready rig to run VR games.

Jaunt Bringing Original 360 Degree Video to Asia with Jaunt China

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Earlier this week The post Jaunt Bringing Original 360 Degree Video to Asia with Jaunt China appeared first on UploadVR. 360 Video Experiences jaunt Jaunt China Jaunt VR

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HTC Partners With Alibaba Cloud to Tackle VR Bandwidth and Computing Problems

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On the Hunt for VR’s Killer App with Vive’s China President, Alvin Wang Graylin

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Today we hear from Alvin Wang Graylin, HTC’s China President of Vive. Graylin is the China President of Vive at HTC leading all aspects of the Vive/VR business in the region.

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Vive China Hackathon Reveals VR Sword Fighting Robot And Exoskeletons

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Over the past week 18 developers have been going head-to-head in a huge HTC Vive hackathon in Shanghai, China. Among others, the Professional panel included Graylin, Xie Tianmin, Director of Developer Relations at Epic China, and Zhang Wu, Head of VR Content in China for Nvidia.

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Worlds Biggest VR Entertainment Park opened in China

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China opened the doors to its first virtual reality theme park , which aims to ride a boom in demand for virtual entertainment that is set to propel tenfold growth in the country’s virtual reality market, to hit almost US$8.5 After our attraction opens, it will change the entire tourism structure of Guizhou province as well as China’s southwest ,” Chief Executive Chen Jianli said. The post Worlds Biggest VR Entertainment Park opened in China appeared first on VR World.

Hands-On: Dlodlo Promises Lightweight VR Glasses With Beach Style

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Chinese Juggernaut Alibaba Spearheading Virtual Reality Shopping

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Chinese President Points To VR As Helping Establish ‘Innovative World Economy’

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HTC Officially Announces Vive Focus, Its Standalone VR Headset

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At the event, Vive China President Alvin Graylin took the stage to deliver the keynote. As was announced in September , the Focus will host Viveport content in China, and will run on the newly announced Vive Wave. News China Hardware HTC HTC Vive Vive Focus

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The ‘Google of China’ Is Launching A New AR Platform For Smartphones

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China Bans ‘Pokemon Go’ and Other AR Games Due to ‘National Security Considerations’

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China as a nation has a checkered past with the video game industry. As a result of this trepidation it comes as no surprise then that China’s media regulator would have concerns over augmented reality (AR) games such as Pokemon GO.