The person behind the Android G1 is engaged on a secret VR headset

Peter Chou is again at MWC with a mysterious venture. 

The person behind many beloved early Android telephones from HTC, together with the unique T-Cell G1, appeared on the Barcelona commerce present Tuesday along with his new firm, XRSpace. The corporate is constructing a headset that mixes a digital actuality expertise with a social community platform. It is going to run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon Cell VR Platform, and also will combine in augmented actuality. Like lots of the merchandise we have seen at MWC this yr, it would run on 5G wi-fi know-how.

Apart from that, there aren’t any particulars. The corporate did not provide any photos, and it did not deliver the machine to MWC.

 

HTC Chief Executive Peter Chou unveils the new HTC One brand name. There are three models--the x, s, and v.

However Chou’s pedigree as co-founder and former CEO of HTC throughout the firm’s heyday means his startup cannot simply be dismissed. Chou helped pushed the smartphone pattern ahead with completely different supplies and designs and was the person who pushed to construct the unique Android telephone, the G1.

All through all of it, Chou at all times made certain the product had a slick look. XRSpace touts the brand new machine as a ‘compact vogue assertion.’

Chou retired from HTC in 2015 as the corporate struggled to compete towards larger gamers equivalent to Samsung and Huawei.

 

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