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Google to develop first standalone virtual reality headset


According to the The Wall Street Journal, Google is developing a standalone virtual reality headset that will not rely on a user's smartphone and a lens-fitted cardboard headset, but rather have all the necessary components built in.

It also won't have to rely on a PC or a console for processing power as Sony's PlayStation VR, HTC's Vive and Oculus VR's Rift headsets, according to the Journal's sources. This one will have integrated processors, lenses, cameras and sensors.

Chipmaker Movidius will provide the chips for the headset, enabling the device to track the motion of the user's head based on input from the product's cameras, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Pricing is expected to move in the mid-tier range.


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