HTC announces new wireless virtual reality headset powered by Google Daydream
Thursday, May 18th 2017 - 19:37 BST
HTC has announced that it is working on a wireless virtual reality headset that won't require a smartphone or computer to experience virtual reality content.
The new virtual reality headset from HTC still doesn't have a name, but according to HTC the headset will feature an integated screen and will run on Google's Daydream virtual reality platform. As such it is likely that the headset runs a heavily modified Android system that only allows access to Google Daydream.
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The headset also comes with Google's WorldSense, a new inside-out positional tracking technology that allows virtual reality applications and content to detect the user's movement in 3D space.
The retail version of the headset will be bundled with Google's Daydream controller, which features a touchpad and two buttons to allow users to interact with content.
The new wireless virtual reality headset is expected to launch later this year.