Facebook Expected to Launch Oculus Go at F8 Developer Conference 

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Facebook is looking to formally commence its Oculus Go independent virtual reality (VR) headset at its F8 developer conference on May 1, according to sources who reported to Variety. Oculus initially uncovered its new independent VR headset back in October, which will be evaluated at $199 once it ships.

The Go is intended to be a standalone headset that will sit in the middle of $129 and $499 price range. The Go will not include inside-out tracking or completely tracked motion controllers. The Oculus Go will be worked by Xiaomi and has a Snapdragon 821 processor inside. News suggests the base $199 model will incorporate 32GB of capacity, while a 64GB model will likely be available at a higher cost.

Oculus Go depends on indistinguishable programming from Samsung’s Gear VR headset, which implies that it will offer access to a huge number of VR recreations and 360-degree video encounters, including applications from Hulu, Netflix, and HBO out of the box. Not at all like the Gear VR, the Go incorporates its display and the majority of its computing power directly into the headset, getting rid of the need to utilize a telephone or PC for VR.

Facebook’s VP of AR  and VR, Andrew Bosworth, tweeted last month that the conference would feature “the biggest AR/VR news from Facebook to date.” As Hugo Barra clarified in January, standalone headsets are necessary to push the company’s vision of social VR. He said, “It’s the idea of having a completely self-contained product that you can just put on and start using it. You can do everything in one step.”

Amid CES, the organization uncovered Xiaomi is building the equipment in view of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset, and a FCC document spilled out recently. With its name, cost, and a large portion of the technical points of interest effectively accessible, the central issue is the means by which this will be upheld by Facebook’s product and biological community – which will probably be addressed soon in San Jose. Facebook’s Oculus unit has had issues with transportation delays previously. In mid 2016, it needed to defer the conveyance of the main bunch of Oculus Rift headsets due to a part shortage.


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Kashish Ambekar
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