Android’s next destination: Untethered VR headsets with Snapdragon 835



What is Android’s next destination? Thanks to Qualcomm, it’s going to be used in untethered VR headsets.

Google’s plan for VR headsets currently revolves around Daydream, in which smartphones are slotted into headsets like DayDream View. But VR’s future appears to be in untethered head-mounted displays, which are self-contained computers. These headsets don’t need to be hooked up to smartphones or computers to roam VR worlds.

Google hasn’t talked about a plan for self-contained VR headsets yet, but a Qualcomm effort may accelerate efforts to release Android-based head-mounted displays.

Qualcomm is pushing for the development of a new generation of such VR headset with its Snapdragon 835 chipset as part of a new development kit.

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