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

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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10 Comments

1. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3938; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

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

2. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 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.

3. f_u_006

Posts: 112; Member since: Mar 19, 2014

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

4. kiko007

Posts: 7457; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

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

5. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Android kicking ass in both comic book and real life.

6. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

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

7. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

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

8. zeppo

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Apple always lonely no friends

9. obedchuni

Posts: 308; Member since: Jun 16, 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

10. ImperialDynamics

Posts: 84; Member since: Nov 30, 2012

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

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