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.
20 million by 2020
Beancounters at Canalys think that there will be more than two million VR units sold in 2016 and the figure will grow to 20 million by 2020.
For those buying Geforce GTX 10 series and HTC Vive headset
Nvidia has unveiled yet another promotion which gives away three VR games to those that buy a Geforce GTX 10 series graphics card and HTC Vive VR headset bundle.
Makes it more useful
Netflix is now available for Google’s Daydream VR platform. The app supports HBM and Hulu too.
With Voke VR headset powered by Intel Xeon
Intel has announced that it will be broadcasting the Critics' Choice Awards with its virtual reality technology, the Voke VR.
Won't dream on 720p
Google has revealed specifications for Daydram and has defined a minimum specification that you will need to make a Daydream work.