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Phone-connected 5G VR/AR headsets are still on track for 2020, says Qualcomm

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Qualcomm’s list of USB-C connected headsets coming in the next year, that will work with 5G phones.


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To learn about the future of VR, I met in VR. Qualcomm invited me to a briefing inside Spatial’s app on an Oculus Quest, where a virtual Hugo Swart (head of mixed reality tech for Qualcomm) floated, ready to show us slides and talk about where VR was heading.

Midway through, Swart vanished into a vapor of dots. Then he came back. VR is still a work in progress, at least when it comes to a future replacing smartphones. But headsets from Oppo, Panasonic and more are on their way to act as 5G-connected phone accessories in a wave of devices hitting in the next twelve months.

For now, VR rolls through mostly through headsets connected to PCs, or with standalone headsets like the Oculus Quest. But odds are strong VR and AR’s real destiny is to ride alongside phones, plugging in or linking up to act as immersive add-ons. That’s Qualcomm’s plan, working with a range of partners to make what the company calls “XR Viewers” that will work with a certain range of phones with Qualcomm processors starting this year. Despite the coronavirus slowdowns globally, Swart says partners are still on track to release hardware later this year.

Qualcomm first announced its plans to make phone-connected AR and VR headsets last year, along with a higher-powered Snapdragon XR2 chip for standalone headsets that could end up being the roadmap for future devices beyond Facebook’s Oculus Quest. The plug-in viewers won’t use the XR2 chip, says Qualcomm’s Swart: instead, expect lower-cost components like the company’s previous XR1. They connect through USB-C with Snapdragon 855 or 865 phones that are certified by Qualcomm. Within the next 1-4 years, says Qualcomm, these viewers will go wireless, using 6GHz Wi-Fi. Plug-in headsets that work with phones are probably the most likely path to get to 5G VR/AR for the moment, especially with 5G add-ons for standalone headsets adding extra cost and possibly draining battery life.

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Qualcomm’s bigger picture of phone partners, headsets and worldwide carriers.


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Most of the XR viewers listed above are “ready for 2020,” Qualcomm confirmed to CNET. But hardware will also roll out through 2021, over a twelve-month period. VR/AR headset partners are a mix of known and unknown players: Panasonic, Pico, VLAVR, Oppo, 3Glasses, iQiYi, Nreal and Shadow Creator. Phones that will work with these headsets will include models from Asus, OnePlus, Oppo, Black Shark, Vivo, Smartisan, Vivo and ZTE.

New VR hardware hasn’t emerged since the end of last year, but the plug-in viewers coming soon could bring prices down for VR and eventually work better with phone apps, something that current standalone VR like Oculus Quest isn’t great at.

Qualcomm is working on plug-in viewers in parallel with standalone headsets, so it’s a solid bet that both trajectories are going to be pursued at the same time, with them maybe meeting in the middle down the road once headsets get small enough.

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WhatsApp Beta Users will Now be Able to Watch ShareChat videos in Picture-in-Picture mode

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WhatsApp has reportedly released ShareChat video support for Android and iOS beta users.

On WhatsApp v2.20.81.3 beta version for iOS and WhatsApp v2.20.197.7 beta for Android, all users will be able to watch Sharechat video in-app via a floating video, it works just like YouTube and Facebook video links. is.

In addition, the latest WhatsApp beta for iOS indicates that the messaging company is pursuing wallpaper customization in chat for users.

This means that whenever this feature will be made live, users can set different wallpapers in different chats.

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WhatsApp is enabling ShareChat video support

As reported by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is enabling ShareChat video support in its most recent beta version for Android and iPhone.

Tracker informed that this feature will not be immediately available to all users, it may take up to 24 hours to reach all of them, after which users can use it.

As we mentioned, this feature will reportedly work on the WhatsApp v2.20.81.3 beta version for iPhone and WhatsApp v2.20.197.7 beta for Android.

Highlights

  • After the introduction of this feature, videos shared from Sharechat can be viewed by playing in WhatsApp itself.
  • Just like a Sharechat video will be shared on WhatsApp, the video box will appear in your chat with the Play button.
  • The video will start in picture-in-picture mode in WhatsApp as soon as you press the play button.

Features

Latest WhatsApp v2.20.90.21 has discovered all new things in beta. The new beta indicates that WhatsApp is working on a new multi-wallpaper feature.

Currently, this feature is under development.

But in the future, it will be made available to all users through updates. With the help of this feature, users can set different wallpapers in different chats.

PUBG Mobile Latest Update: First upgradable outfit Golden Pharoah X-Suit Introduced to the game.

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PUBG Mobile Latest Update : First upgradable outfit Golden Pharoah X-Suit Introduced to the game.

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PUBG Mobile Latest Update

PUBG Mobile has added its first upgradable outfit Golden Pharoah X-Suit to the game.

The new outfits have been combined with the latest update, which brings the Ancient Secret game mode. There are many variations of the Golden Pharoah X-Suite. Some elements of this outfit are inspired by the future and some by historical elements.

According to the official website of PUBG, it can be upgraded to change its appearance, as it has three variants,

  • Basic
  • Advanced
  • one last form

The ancient game mode has gone live in PUBG Mobile and some new features and modes are also available.

PUBG Mobile has tweeted that the Golden Fera X-Suite is the game’s first upgradeable outfit, which may mean that some other suits will be added in the coming times.

Golden Pharoah X-Suit is part of the Ancient Secret game mode, which brings temples to the Erangel and Miramar maps, which float in the sky after a certain time and then disappear.

Suits can be obtained by opening the crate during the event at PUBG Mobile, as well as the ongoing lucky draw, which will run until September 11.

PUBG Mobile has also posted a video on its official website, which gives information about several unlocked items in the game.

Highlights

  • The Golden Pharoah X-Suite comes with exclusive rewards, which can be achieved by opening the Farah crates until 13 August.
  • It is part of the Ancient Secret Mode. Floating Temple has been added to the game, giving players a chance to receive Epic loot.
  • Puzzle has also been added to both maps and solving them gives great loot. In addition, there is a slate puzzle and a new boss fight, which takes place inside the floating temple.

PUBG Mobile: New Eragel 2.0 Map And Weapons Introduced in PUBG Mobile Beta Version !!

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PUBG Mobile : New Eragel 2.0 Map And Weapons Introduced in PUBG Mobile Beta Version !!

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The PUBG Mobile beta version has finally got the Erangel 2.0 map with the 1.0 update.

The news was shared by the PUBG mobile team on its Discord server, where every detail of Erangel 2.0 was given.

The Beta 1.0 update is currently only available for Android users, in addition to the iOS version, which will be rolled out soon.

There are many changes to this version, but the biggest change is the Erangle 2.0 map.

It is important to note that since this is a beta update, it may see several changes until the game comes to a stable version.

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PUBG Mobile Beta 1.0 updates

  • The new PUBG mobile beta update has come with a straightforward 1.0.0 version from 0.19.0 instead of the 0.20.0 version.
  • It has brought a new Erangel 2.0 map.
  • The map comes with some changes compared to the first. Appears more attractive than before and many elements have been changed in it.
  • There are some changes to the buildings in the new map, such as Mylta Power, Quarry, Prison, and many other areas.
  • Players will see trenches, old corroded tanks, barricades, and many new additions to the map.

New weapon Introduced

There is also a new weapon – the M1014 – as well as some changes for stability.

Some problems have also been fixed through new updates. Cheer Park has been revamped with the showdown and some other items.

The new beta version can be downloaded to Android devices from here. iOS users will have to wait a bit.

According to a moderator on the PUBG Mobile Discord server, the link is not likely to be updated. If this happens, users have been advised to download it again after a few hours.

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