Five Things To Know About Microsoft Mixed Reality

Clifton DawsonAugmented Reality, Virtual Reality

Microsoft HoloLens

In 2016, it was announced Microsoft and several of their top technology partners were planning to release a slate of Windows Mixed Reality headsets powered by Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system. When added to the Microsoft HoloLens product line, the new headsets create an impressive VR/AR portfolio and are expected to have several broad implications for platform and application developers. … Read More

Greenlight Discussion: HTC Link Exclusively Available in . . . Japan?

Greenlight InsightsAnalysis, Virtual Reality

HTC's new headset, Link, is the first mobile headset to support 6DoF.

Thoughts by Analysts Alexis Macklin and Colin McMahon  Last week, HTC announced its first mobile-based VR headset, Link. It is the first mobile-based headset to incorporate 6DoF and will be made available exclusively in Japan later this year. This is the second of two recent non-Vive headset announcements from HTC. HTC also announced an all-in-one headset in collaboration with Google. … Read More

HTC, Qualcomm Partner With Google To Welcome New Era For Standalone VR

Greenlight InsightsAnalysis, Virtual Reality

This week at its annual developer conference, Google announced a standalone VR headset through a partnership with HTC. The standalone VR HMD will run on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 mobile processor and is set to be released by the end of 2017. Standalone: The Future of Content Consumption Standalone headsets are important to the future of the industry as consumers and … Read More

Global Virtual Reality Industry to Reach $7.2 Billion in Revenues in 2017

Stevi RexCompany, Press Releases, Virtual Reality

virtual reality industry report

SAN FRANCISCO (April 11, 2017) — In its new Virtual Reality Industry Report: Spring 2017, Greenlight Insights forecasts total virtual reality revenues to reach $7.2 billion globally by the end of 2017, of which, head-mounted displays (HMDs) will account for $4.7 billion. Anticipating modest growth in the short term, Greenlight Insights expects the VR industry to grow into a major … Read More

Why HTC’s Mobile VR Bet Will Score Big

Alexis MacklinAnalysis, Virtual Reality

HTC has revealed their next VR device will hit the mobile market by the end of 2017 and be compatible with the company’s new U Ultra smartphone. As a follow-up to the HTC Vive, their new product will emphasize the relationship of mobility in VR to reach the mass market. HTC’s CFO Chia-lin Chang said the new mobile headset would … Read More