Oculus Go Launches in China Under Xiaomi Branding

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Oculus previously announced earlier this year that Oculus Go , the company’s 3DOF standalone headset, would officially launch in 23 consumer markets, although China would be receiving its own version with Xiaomi branding. Image courtesy Xiaomi, Oculus.

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China’s Oculus Go Variant Sells Out in Minutes, 50,000+ Await More Stock

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The Chinese variant of the Oculus Go, sold by Xiaomi as the ‘Mi VR Standalone’, appears to be seeing strong launch demand, with the headset quickly selling out, in some cases within just minutes.

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Xiaomi to Bring Oculus Go to China Under Its Own Brand

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Xiaomi, the Chinese electronics giant, officially announced that they’ve partnered with Oculus to not only manufacture Oculus Go, the company’s upcoming $200 standalone VR headset, but also produce a China-only standalone VR headset called Xiaomi Mi VR Standalone.

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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 Standalone VR Headset Launches in China

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Vive Focus, HTC’s first standalone VR headset, has officially launched in China. After taking pre-orders starting in December, the Vive Focus launched to the first customers in China this week.

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With Facebook being banned in China, Oculus turns to Xiaomi to push the global launch of Oculus Go.

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Today at CES, Oculus shared details about their partnerships with Xiaomi and Qualcomm Technologies. Xiaomi is the hardware partner for the global launch of Oculus Go and are also announcing Mi VR Standalone —a VR headset based on Oculus technology exclusively for the Chinese market.

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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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CES 2018: Oculus Partners With Xiaomi, Keeps Oculus Store Out Of China

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Oculus is partnering with Xiaomi for Oculus Go while helping the Chinese company launch a cousin to the low cost standalone headset that doesn’t have the Oculus Store or Oculus Home. Facebook, which purchased Oculus in 2014 for roughly $3 billion, is blocked in China and the Oculus Rift isn’t sold there. Tagged with: CES , Oculus Go , Xiaomi Facebook Twitter Reddit More. VR Headsets CES Oculus Go Xiaomi

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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. It’s a noble thought, though it’s tough to look at those slides and not feel like Oculus has come up a little short-changed.

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Xiaomi Mi VR to Support Oculus Mobile SDK, 100% Rev Share in 2018 for Localized Apps

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Back at CES, Oculus announced that Chinese electronics giant Xiaomi would exclusively bring its own branded version of the standalone Oculus Go headset to China. Xiaomi will exclusively sell and control the headset in China while the Oculus Go will be sold in other regions.

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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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Vive China Boss: First Gen VR Was ‘Overhyped’ But Standalone Will ‘Change The Game’

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Speaking to Mobile World Live at Mobile World Congress China last week, Vive China boss Alvin Wang Graylin explained why the first generation of VR tech didn’t go as some predicted. “I think when HTC first introduced [the HTC Vive], and Oculus [launched the Oculus Rift], back in 2016, it was probably overhyped,” Graylin said. ” Vive Focus is only available in China right now, but should be releasing across the globe later this year.

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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 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. Called Vive Arcace , this was also a ‘China-first’ program that latter went global.

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China might beat the US in AR adoption, according to forecast

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According to a report from Digi-Capital , China is likely to beat the United States in AR adoption. How China could win in AR adoption, and our thoughts. According to the report, the following is true: The United States has a larger VR install base than China, through products like PSVR and the HTC Vive. The recently-released Oculus Go may impact these numbers as well. While China has a smaller VR install base, it has a much larger number of mobile devices in play.

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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. Oculus’ Head of Content, Jason Rubin.

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Everything We Know About Oculus Go (so far)

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Oculus Go is an upcoming standalone VR headset and controller that offers the same content library and a similar experience to Gear VR, but in a dedicated unit rather than a ‘headset shell’ accessory for a smartphone. What is Oculus Go? What Are the Oculus Go Specs?

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Oculus Cuts Price on Rift Business Bundle, Now Shipping to Four New Regions

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Last October Oculus announced its ‘ Oculus Rift for Business ‘ bundle, offering for the first time a package which included a warranty and license officially sanctioned for commercial use. Enterprise VR News Oculus Oculus Rift oculus business bundle oculus rift for busines

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Oculus Go, Mirage Solo, and Vive Focus Standalone Headsets Compared

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In this article we compare three standalone VR devices which will be available worldwide this year: the Oculus Go, Lenovo Mirage Solo, and HTC Vive Focus. Oculus Go – Value Oriented. Image courtesy Oculus. Check out Everything We Know About Oculus Go (so far).

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Lenqiy aims at fostering creativity in Chinese kids with virtual reality

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When I was in China, the last company I visited in Shanghai has been Lenqiy. I have to really thank Heavin for the time has spent with me talking about what he does and how is the educational VR ecosystem in China and also for having been really kind to me.

Oculus Gets Down to Business With New Rift Bundle Aimed at Commercial Use

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A new commercial-focused hardware bundle including Rift headset, Touch controllers, three Sensors, and three facial interfaces was revealed at Oculus Connect 4 this week. The post Oculus Gets Down to Business With New Rift Bundle Aimed at Commercial Use appeared first on Road to VR.

Oculus Head Hugo Barra Teases Exciting News From F8 Conference, “especially AR/VR”

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Facebook’s annual developer conference, F8, won’t be here until May, but with registration opening today, Oculus head Hugo Barra is teasing some exciting AR and VR news to come. Facebook News Bits Oculus facebook facebook f8 Hugo Barra oculus

With Facebook’s ????, Oculus Is Fending off Old Enemies, Former Friends, and New Foes

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At Oculus Connect, the company’s annual developer conference, we got fresh insight into where Oculus is heading, and a new look at how Facebook’s money is funding battles on all fronts of the industry’s increasingly competitive landscape. Image courtesy Oculus.

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HTC Vive Focus ships in China, may have US debut after all

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The news comes via HTC’s China Regional President of VR, Alvin Wang Graylin. While the headset also seemingly has specifications and a configuration that could place it as a direct competitor to Oculus’ pending Santa Cruz headset, its China-only release seemingly signalled that HTC was avoiding a head-to-head matchup in worldwide markets. The post HTC Vive Focus ships in China, may have US debut after all appeared first on VR World.

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Vive Focus Dev Kits Now Shipping Westward, Suggesting Nearby International Launch

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Vive Focus, HTC’s standalone VR headset which first launched in China back in January, is gearing up for its Western release it seems. HTC today announced that it’s making Vive Focus developer units available to devs outside of China.

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An amazing day at HTC Vive, trying SteamVR multiroom, Vive Wireless Adapter and Vive Focus gesture tracking

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One of the employees even admitted that at home he sometimes uses an Oculus Rift and the various startups in the Vive-X are free to use Windows Mixed Reality headsets. So, while there are HTC and Oculus fanboys that hate each other, it seems that HTC people have absolutely no hate for Oculus.

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GDC 2017: Hypereal Claims Minimum-Spec PC VR Solution That Matches Oculus’ ASW

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These specs are consistent with the new minimum-spec requirements that Oculus announced at last year’s OC3 developer conference. The Oculus system, however, uses proprietary systems known as Asynchronous Time Warp and Asynchronous Space Warp to reduce the processing power required to run its Rift VR headset. Reducing prices is a critical part of Hypereal’s plan to increase the rate of VR adoption in China. ” Hypereal is based in Xuhui, China.

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TPCAST Announces Wireless Adapter for Oculus Rift, Arriving Q4 2017

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TPCAST , the company known for creating a wireless adapter for HTC Vive, announced that they’ll be delivering a device that supports the Oculus Rift by the end of the year. ” The post TPCAST Announces Wireless Adapter for Oculus Rift, Arriving Q4 2017 appeared first on Road to VR.

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Oculus Go review: should you buy it?

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The Oculus Go is one of the headsets of the moment : it is the first truly consumer-oriented VR-only device : it is easy to be used, it is cheap and it is (or will) available in the retail shops, so has all the potential to attract people that until now considered VR something too geek.

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VR Waibao explains us the importance of VR remote collaboration tools

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There I’ve been received by Sam , a very smart man that has worked in the VR field for 20 years and that has spent various years of his life in the Silicon Valley, so he has been in the two most technologically advanced places in the world: China and US.

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Nokia OZO pro VR cam new price revealed in China launch

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Dedicated and sophisticated equipment like the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift are not something you'll buy on a whim. As the Finnish company launches the product in China, it has also revealed the new price … Continue reading.

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A Look Inside Consumer Perceptions of Oculus Go

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More than just the latest in a long line of niche gadgets, Oculus Go represents the linchpin of Facebook’s lofty goal of putting one billion people into virtual reality. SEE ALSO Oculus Go Review: Standalone VR Priced for the Masses.

Pimax “8K” Surpasses Oculus Rift as Top VR Headset Kickstarter Project, $2.45M Raised So Far

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million to their name, the company has reached arguably a more important milestone: they’ve surpassed the original Oculus Rift Kickstarter, becoming the top funded VR headset campaign in existence.

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Epic Games CEO: “HTC Vive is outselling Oculus Rift 2-to-1 worldwide”

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He says that out of the approximately half-a-million PC VR headsets sold to date, HTC Vive “is outselling Oculus 2-to-1 worldwide.” According to Sweeney, the biggest factor is Oculus’ walled garden approach to software. Oculus Home. It’s funded by Oculus.

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90% of Chinese VR Startups Have Gone Bankrupt. Here’s Why That’s a Good Thing.

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It may look like China’s VR industry is imploding, but that’s not actually the case. In 2015, China saw 200-300 firms jump to produce their own VR HMDs. ” In many regards, China is leading the way for VR innovation and adoption.

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7Invensun is a Chinese company that wants to disrupt the VR eye tracking sector

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7Invensun’s eye tracker is only available in China now. We do have data from the market showing that there are more VR hardware device producers in China than in western countries now. interviews virtual reality addon aglass China eye tracking interview vr

GDC 2018 ‘Day 3’ Roundup – Oculus Go Details, Vive Focus Global Launch, New Qualcomm VRDK, and More

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Qualcomm’s latest reference headset supports Vive Wave, HTC Vive Focus international launch, Oculus talks about their 2018 ecosystem, announces ‘Positional Timewarp’, reveals new Oculus Go details, and Unreal Engine’s real-time ray-tracing demo.

A day with Mr President

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Today I’ve had the occasion to meet HTC China president Alvin Wang Graylin in my city, Turin (Italy). It has been really an interesting talk about VR, AI, robotics, China, politics, whatever came to our mind. virtual reality alvin wang graylin China htc vr

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Oculus Founder Expects No Next-gen VR Headsets From Market Incumbents Before Mid-2018

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Oculus’ founder Palmer Luckey, who left the company in March, recently opened up on record for the first time in an interview since September 2016. Palmer Luckey, Founder of Oculus, circa 2014 | Photo courtesy Oculus.

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How Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent are Investing in VR

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With 688 million Internet users in China alone, BAT already have a massive audience for VR content consumption. China’s fast growing VR market is expected to reach 55 billion yuan in value by 2020, up from 1.5 China seems to be a promising market for VR video content. China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has said it expects immersive video and game applications to be among the first segments of the VR industry to mature.

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