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Oculus Quest PC-free headset runs on Qualcomm’s Mobile VR platform

A month after Oculus began phasing out its flagship Rift headsets, the Facebook-owned virtual reality outfit has unveiled the company’s first ‘all-in-one’ headset, the Oculus Quest, powered by the Qualcomm Mobile VR Platform, which runs on the Snapdragon 835 system-on-chip. Despite being marketed as a headset for the VR gaming market, the Oculus Quest offers an environment ideal for over-the-top video services – enabled by some clever developments on both the Qualcomm and Oculus sides. By all-in-one VR, Oculus really means PC-less, dropping the need for a high end gaming PC. For $399, users get two touch controllers with a 64GB 6DOF (6 degrees of freedom) headset, and they will need the Oculus app on iPhone or Android to complete…

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