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Samsung, Google, HTC, Sony and others forge GVRA alliance to advance virtual reality development

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Samsung, Google, HTC, Sony and others forge GVRA alliance to advance virtual reality development
What do Acer, Google, HTC, Oculus, Samsung, and Sony have in common? Well, they all make consumer devices (such as smartphones) and are deeply invested in realising virtual reality's potential. As you probably know, some of these brands have came up with lucrative virtual reality platforms such as the Vive (HTC), the Gear VR (Samsung), and the Daydream standard for smartphone-based VR experiences (Google).

All of this considered, it's not surprising that the six companies have forged an alliance to promote and develop virtual reality as a technological niche. Titled Global Virtual Reality Association (GVRA), the non-profit organization will research and share best practices for the industry, bring together stakeholders, and promote the global adoption of VR. The group aims to benefit consumers, policy makers, and industries interested in the technology.

According to GVRA's manifesto, "VR has the potential to be the next great computing platform, improving sectors ranging from education to healthcare, and contribute significantly to the global economy." Hopefully, these companies joining forces will bring more rapid development to the promising and already available, but "not quite there yet" technology.

source: GVRA

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posted on 07 Dec 2016, 19:21 2

1. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 3320; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Yes, going to be realistically playing SAO real soon, ik ik......in my dreams right! LOL.

posted on 07 Dec 2016, 19:34 4

2. trojan_horse (Posts: 3979; Member since: 06 May 2016)


". Titled Global Virtual Reality Association (GVRA), the non-profit organization will research and share best practices for the industry, bring together stakeholders, and promote the global adoption of VR. The group aims to benefit consumers, policy makers, and industries interested in the technology."

That's nice to see Android OEMs forge a non-profit organization to benefit the consumer... That's another proof that a company doesn't necessarily have to make the most profits in order to do something pivotal for the advancement of tech for the benefit of all.

posted on 07 Dec 2016, 20:03 7

3. f_u_006 (Posts: 77; Member since: 19 Mar 2014)


Apple won't stand a chance against the Supreme Android Alliance

posted on 07 Dec 2016, 20:42 4

4. kiko007 (Posts: 4993; Member since: 17 Feb 2016)


What is this.....a comic book?

posted on 07 Dec 2016, 22:44 3

5. joey_sfb (Posts: 6465; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Android kicking ass in both comic book and real life.

posted on 07 Dec 2016, 23:42

6. ctdog4748 (Posts: 796; Member since: 05 Mar 2016)


Newsflash genius, Apple is already thriving in the face of the "Supreme Android Alliance".

posted on 07 Dec 2016, 23:42

7. ctdog4748 (Posts: 796; Member since: 05 Mar 2016)


Newsflash genius, Apple is already thriving in the face of the "Supreme Android Alliance".

posted on 08 Dec 2016, 00:07

8. zeppo (Posts: 164; Member since: 21 Jul 2015)


Apple always lonely no friends

posted on 08 Dec 2016, 00:42

9. obedchuni (Posts: 218; Member since: 16 Jun 2014)


Apple won't stand a chance against the Supreme Android Alliance, What a silly presumption..apple is not into VR, they are deeply invested into AR got that f-u

posted on 08 Dec 2016, 12:51

10. ImperialDynamics (Posts: 45; Member since: 30 Nov 2012)


Oculus is in ... "others"?!!!!

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