IDC expects a 10-fold increase
Beancounters at IDC have added up some numbers and divided them by their shoe size and reached the conclusion that global shipments of augmented and virtual reality headset devices are expected to reach 99.4 million units in 2021.
On a technicality
Total Recall Technologies (TRT) has had its lawsuit against Oculus VR and its founder Palmer Luckey tossed out of court on a filing technicality.
First developer kits arriving later this month
Last week Microsoft decided to make a brand name change to the Windows Holographic platform that will ship with an upcoming version of Windows and enable a variety of apps and programs to run on new head-mounted display units arriving this spring.
Sorting out suppliers
Asustek is choosing suppliers for its VR head-mounted display (HMD) devices so it can have its production start in the third quarter of 2017.
But it is still doing ok
VR headset developer Valve has said that it does not really matter if its VR tech turns out to be a complete failure.
Because that is not a bubble waiting to burst
Google quickened the pace of its push into virtual and augmented reality this week as its hardware partners announced new devices using its tech.
VR, AR, AI mobile speeds of 1.8 Gbps
T-Mobile US is talking a lot about network un-carrier innovations including 4G advanced features such as 4x4 MIMO, QAM 256 and QAM 64 but it looks like the company is working hard on 5G too. T-Mobile has already demonstrated mobile speeds of 1.8 Gbps and fixed speeds of 12 Gbps with latency of 2ns. Things look to be much faster and seamless in 2017 and the years to come, Happy New 2017 Year, that gets us a step closer to that.
Hitting tablets, notebooks and phones near you
Qualcomm is tweeting a lot about Snapdragon 835 and it looks like that the company is ready to reveal a lot of details. Expect to see more about the Snapdragon 835, some Windows 10 design wins, quick charge, camera as well as VR related announcements.
Growth pivots towards gaming and VR
Sony Corporation has recently considered merging its gaming and film divisions into a single business, according to a recent report from the Washington Post.