HTC Launches Flagship Vive Store In China

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It’s no secret that China loves VR. That fact became even more apparent earlier this month when the company launched their first Vive-dedicated store and demo center in Shenzhen, China, according to reports by RoadToVR. First official #Vive #Flagship store opens in Shenzhen China!

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HTC Quietly Opens Flagship Vive Store in China

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Earlier this month, HTC quietly opened their first Vive flagship store in Shenzhen, China. Image courtesy HTC Vive. Image courtesy HTC Vive. The post HTC Quietly Opens Flagship Vive Store in China appeared first on Road to VR.

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HTC Says Watching ‘Ready Player One’ Boosts VR Purchase Intent in China

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HTC China President Alvin Wang Graylin tweeted recently that Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One (2018) is projected to have a “significantly positive impact” on VR adoption in China this year. Image courtesy HTC.

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China’s Jiangxi Province Promises to Invest $460 Million in AR/VR

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Aiming to become a hub for AR and VR development, the government of China’s Jiangxi province says it plans to raise funds totalling $460 million to be invested into AR and VR companies. AR Investment VR in China VR Investment china china vr jiangxi nanchang WCVRI 2018

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HTC’s New Vive Focus Headset Locker Aims to Put VR at the Forefront of Education in China

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HTC has been making inroads into the education system in China with its startup VIVEDU , which centers around both University-level and K-12 education programs using HTC Vive and now HTC Vive Focus, the company’s 6DOF standalone VR headset. Image courtesy HTC.

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HTC Launching Standalone Vive Exclusively In China

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Standalone HTC Vive headsets appear to be all the rage lately based on several reveals made by HTC over the past couple of months. 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.

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HTC Helps Establish the ‘Industry of Virtual Reality Alliance’ in China

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HTC to Roll Out Hundreds of Official ‘Vive VR Cafes’ in China Next Year

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HTC opened their third officially branded ‘Vive VR Cafe’ last week, this time in Shenzhen, China, the country’s Silicon Valley of hardware. SEE ALSO HTC Partnership Aims to Bring Vive to "hundreds of millions" of Internet Café Users.

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Vive Focus’ Western Launch Hinges on Success in China

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Having initially announced that their Vive Focus standalone VR headset would operate as part of Google’s Daydream VR platform in 2017, HTC later scrapped those plans ahead of the headset’s recent launch in China under HTC’s own ‘Wave Vive’ platform.

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Vive Focus Hands-on Video Emerges from China

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Vive Focus, the first consumer-available standalone headset with six-degrees-of-freedom (6DoF) positional tracking, has officially launched in China. While HTC isn’t shipping Vive Focus outside the country , fresh reports of the headset’s tracking capability seem to be promising.

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Vive Focus Standalone VR Headset Launches in China

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Vive Focus, HTC’s first standalone VR headset, has officially launched in China. Based on HTC’s new mobile VR platform, which includes a mobile version of the Viveport content store, the headset debuts with more than 40 apps. image courtesy HTC.

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

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Oculus and HTC have already reduced the prices of their respective headsets, with the Oculus Rift now selling for $500 and HTC Vive for $600. This comes as a part of a larger trend by HTC to make Vive usership less financially daunting.

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HTC Partners With China’s Massive State Cellular Carrier to “boost mass VR adoption”

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HTC and China Mobile Communications Corporation today jointly announced a partnership to “accelerate the proliferation of 5G infrastructure and devices in China.” ” Further, China Mobile, the country’s massive state-owned mobile phone carrier, will help HTC push its VR devices into more retail channels. The announcement today with China Mobile takes HTC another step toward that vision. ” Image courtesy HTC.

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

Road to VR

HTC today announced a new variant of its Vive standalone VR headset which is aimed specifically at the Chinese VR market and will tap the company’s Viveport content platform as the official app store for the headset. Graylin, China Regional President of Vive at HTC.

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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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On stage at Vive Developer Conference in Beijing, HTC today unveiled their upcoming standalone VR headset, Vive Focus. Image courtesy HTC. HTC says the Vive Wave VR SDK offers an open interface enabling interoperability between numerous mobile VR headsets and accessories.

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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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Lenovo Mirage Solo Could Be Heading to China Soon

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Lenovo Mirage Solo, the Google Daydream standalone VR headset, just passed an important milestone that could mean commercialization in mainland China isn’t far away. If released, this will mark the first time the headset will be officially available in mainland China.

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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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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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HTC’s Vive Focus Standalone Gets A Release Date And Price For China

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While there’s still no word on a western release, HTC’s first standalone VR headset, the Vive Focus, finally has launch details for China. in China, so it’s possible that it could be significantly cheaper if it ever did come to the west.

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Official Beat Saber Arcade Machine Heading To Korea & China

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You will be able to try this whole new arcade experience this September at KVRF (Korea) and GTI Expo (China). The service range includes various global regions besides Korea, China and Japan.” News Beat Games Beat Saber Beat Saber Arcade Machine HTC Vive Windows Mixed Reality

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My first taste of Virtual Reality in China

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Hello everyone from Qingdao, China! This is my first article written from China and I have to say that I’m very very excited. I have to say that China is a lot different from what I had imagined and I guess that the only way to really understand it is coming here.

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

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Steiber says that HTC’s vision with Viveport M is to be “platform and device agnostic” but that the app will initially work within the Android ecosystem. Mobile VR has already been taking off in a major way in China, which ranks as the l argest smartphone market in the world.

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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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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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HTC Plans to Bring Hand & Finger Tracking to Vive Pro

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Today at the the World Conference on VR Industry in China, HTC announced plans to bring hand & finger tracking to Vive Pro via the headset’s front-facing cameras. HTC also indicates that the capability can track individual finger movements too. Image courtesy HTC.

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HTC rumored to spin off VR business as HTC 10 tanks in China

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The HTC 10 might in the end suffer the same fate as the HTC One (M7). Of course, it's still too early to tell, but in China, the signs are quite damning. Archive Android China HTC HTC 10 HTC VIVE Phones smartphone virtual reality vr

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Dedicated ‘Beat Saber’ Machine to Hit VR Arcades in South Korea & China

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The developers say in a recent tweet that the arcade machine’s public debut will begin this September at KVRF in Seoul, and the GTI Expo in Guangzhou, China. The post Dedicated ‘Beat Saber’ Machine to Hit VR Arcades in South Korea & China appeared first on Road to VR.

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. Feature HTC HTC Vive Interview VR Design alvin wang graylin htc vive vr killer app

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Judao is a well established company offering VR education in China

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During my trip to China, I’m visiting various VR startups in Shanghai and Beijing. In China seems that this is not mandatory: being the internal market so big, a company like Judao can be successful even by using the English language very few times.

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HTC Opens First Vive Branded VR Cafe in Shenzhen

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If there’s one place that’s leading the charge to make VR accessible to consumers — it’s China. VR in China is steadily going mainstream, thanks to hundreds of dedicated arcades and cafes popping up in major cities across the country. News China HTC HTC Vive Viveport VR Arcades

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HTC and Oculus Aren’t Competing, Says Vive’s China President

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PlayStation VR is a promising new contender on the scene, but all eyes are still on the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift when it comes to VR rivalries. One HTC figurehead doesn’t think we should be looking at it that way, however.

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Langzou VR give us very interesting insights on XR education in China

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This has been possible thanks to the kind support of Mister President and the whole HTC, that introduced me to these companies and let me visit them to discover a lot of things about the Chinese VR ecosystem. In China, at the end of high school, there is a final exam.

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HTC Officially Announces Vive Focus, Its Standalone VR Headset

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Today at Vive Developer Conference in Beijing, HTC announced its long-awaited standalone headset, called Vive Focus. At the event, Vive China President Alvin Graylin took the stage to deliver the keynote. News China Hardware HTC HTC Vive Vive Focus

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‘Hotel Transylvania’ VR Rhythm Game Comes to VR Arcades in North America, Europe & China

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Called Hotel Transylvania Popstic , the game is said to be featured at around 500 VR arcades across North America, Europe, and China. If you’re in North America, Europe, or China, check with your local VR arcade to find out if Hotel Transylvania Popstic is on offer.

4 Things That Make The China VR Market Unique

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Goldman Sachs says that China accounted for a third of VR headset sales last year. By some measures, VR has been better received in China than it has even in the West. It could be reasonable to believe that China is poised to dominate the nascent VR industry. A second distinct difference between the VR markets in China and the US is the way consumers experience the technology. It hopes to bring “VR theme parks” to China. VR Industry News china VR Market

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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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HTC to Launch Standalone Vive Headset in China Tied to Viveport Content Store via @RtoVR.

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HTC to Launch Standalone Vive Headset in China Tied to Viveport Content Store via @RtoVR [link] [link] — allthingsvr (@allthingsvr) July 27, 2017. virtual reality augmented reality vr ar

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Watch HTC Vive’s China President Strut The Catwalk Wearing A Vive Focus

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The President of HTC Vive in China recently took to the catwalk of the GQ show during this year’s Shanghai Fashion Week, and strutted his stuff whilst wearing the company’s latest headset, the Vive Focus, over his eyes. As Graylin noted, he was really there to show off a new coat that had been designed inside HTC’s other new VR device, the Vive Pro. HTC Vive VR Industry News

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HTC Vive announces 6 DOF controllers for Vive Focus and teases hand tracking for Vive Pro

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Today it’s a great day for virtual reality: at WCVRI conference, HTC has just announced a kit to provide 6 DOF controllers for Vive Focus and has showcased a hands-tracking technology for the Vive Pro ! The Venture Reality Fund and of course HTC. Image by HTC).