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The GameFace shows why Android isn’t ready to power a VR headset

22
Mar
2014

Since day one, Oculus has promised that its prototype virtual reality headset would one day support Android tablets and phones, but the company has never explained precisely how such a system might work. Now, we have some idea: GameFace Labs is showing off a prototype of an Android-based VR headset here at GDC 2014. Unfortunately, the GameFace Mark IV prototype is pretty terrible in its current state. Though it uses a crisp 1080p screen like the latest Oculus Rift — and the exact same lens design as the original Oculus developer kit for a fairly wide field of view  — its downright uncomfortable to wear, laggy to use, and repeatedly lost track of where I was looking in virtual worlds.

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