China and the US the Two Leading Countries Driving VR and AR Innovation

Published by , October 10, 2016 2:30 am

(GlobalTimes) China and the US are expected be the two leading countries in terms of driving innovation and content creation for the new AR and VR technology. The US is still leading VR on the technology side. However, China will possibly lead in usage scenarios and also certain areas of micro-innovation, considering that a myriad of device vendors and content providers are carving out their paths in both consumer and commercial arenas in the world’s second-largest economy.
The three Chinese tech behemoths – Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent – each have ambitious plans for VR. And instead of focusing on developing hardware, they have emerged as operators of platforms and funders for VR start-ups, content creators in particular. Tencent, with its involvement in developing VR hardware, is the most active among the three, and is developing many resources including games and videos associated with VR.

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