Virtual and Augmented Reality

2020

5G widespread rollout in the UK
  • Widespread handset availability.
  • Continued support from EE, Vodafone, Three and O2.
  • 1-10Gbps, 1ms latency (theoretical)
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2020

More than 7 million PlayStation VR headsets sold
  • Remains the market leader, but Oculus Quest is selling faster.

2020

Apple Glasses / Visor
  • iOS 13 lists a StarBoard for launching AR apps.
  • Glasses will be powered and controlled by the user's iPhone
  • Gaze tracking, foveated rendering.

2020

More than 5 million Oculus Quest headsets sold
  • Closing in on becoming the market leader.
  • Lots of exclusive content, bankrolled by Facebook.

2020

Magic Leap 2
  • 60° diagonal Field of View
  • Using Wave Optics like HoloLens 2 does instead of LCDs like Magic Leap 1.

2020

Facebook AR Glasses
  • Builds on the Interface defined by Spark and AR Studio.

2020

Wave Guide headsets for Android
  • A partnership with WaveOptics which will enable Goertek to offer mass produced AR optics, either as individual components to be used in other AR headsets, or in their own ODM products.
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2021

HoloLens 3 Announced
  • 76° diagonal Field of View

2021

PlayStation VR 2
  • HDR screen.
  • 200° Field of View, made possible by Foveated Rendering
  • Combined PSVR sales of 10 million headsets

2021

More than 10 million Oculus Quest headsets sold
  • From this point onwards, 'standalone VR' remains a larger market than 'tethered VR'.
  • However, 'standalone VR' headsets will increasingly support behaving as 'tethered VR' headsets, via Apps, both from consoles, PCs and 5G enabled phones.
  • Lots of unofficial 5G hacking on Android based headsets like the Oculus Quest, from apps like SideQuest.

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