Lower demand for VR expected in 2017
posted by Plamen D. / Dec 05, 2016, 8:11 AM
The concern that several market watchers share is that the demand for this technology in 2017 won't be as high as predicted, due to a combination of high pricing per unit and a lack of content. This skepticism is further confirmed by the lower-than-expected sales of Google's Daydream View, Oculus Rift, Samsung Electronics' Gear VR, Sony's PSVR and HTC's Vive.
While tech giants with near-infinite resources such as Google, Samsung and Sony wouldn't have too much trouble to sit and wait for this promising market to develop, HTC could potentially be facing a crisis next year, as its share of the global smartphone market is decreasing and Vive has yet to become a bestseller. Computer manufacturers Acer and Asustek might also share the same fate, as both companies have invested heavily in AR/VR and their new products are expected to hit the shelves in Q1 2017.
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microsoft's windows holographic devices will prove this forcast wrong
posted on Dec 05, 2016, 8:25 AM 1
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Considering HoloLens is an MR tool AND it's basically still in beta....I highly doubt that.
posted on Dec 05, 2016, 8:47 AM 2
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I think the person meant "holographic API" which is much different. Simply it exposes a rich set of features, an ecosystem and support for any hardware with sensor tech standardization for that hardware to use. A sort of minimum spec guideline which any company can create vr/mr/ar products that use windows 10.
posted on Dec 05, 2016, 11:37 AM 0
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VR is heading on a route that is connecting it with mobile business, which is wrong because a mobile user doesn't need to VR. Try developing it around porn (I heard that a porn site is working on bringing content for VR), 360, and games.
posted on Dec 05, 2016, 12:13 PM 0
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VR is cool from a theoretical standpoint. "Oh, look what this can do!" It's great while you are using it, but to everyone looking in, they probably see someone who they are sure is on acid/mushrooms as you look aimlessly around the room, and move your hands all over the place. What would really make VR take off would be a Google Glass type implementation. You get Terminator style access to the world, and you are just wearing a slightly odd pair of glasses.
posted on Dec 06, 2016, 8:12 AM 0
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