What we know so far about the Oculus Rift and Google Glass launch
When the Oculus headset is finally available, you can expect to hear a lot about its specs, price and release date.
But what you might not expect is that it’s also the first hardware-driven virtual reality headset to include Google Glass, Google’s wearable tech that is expected to become ubiquitous by the end of the year.
According to a leaked memo seen by VentureBeat, the headset will have a price tag of $999, which is roughly the same price as the Google Glass price, with the glasses set to launch in 2019.
The document, which has not been independently verified, is a detailed description of the headset’s specifications.
It states that the Oculus is going to have a 5.7-inch LCD display, a 1.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, 16GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.
The device will also have a wireless charging system.
The company also plans to release a “camera” with “high-resolution, 360-degree capture”, which will also be an option for people who want to capture 360-video.
Google Glass has a price of $1,499, which equates to a price that is approximately $1.5 billion higher than the Oculus.
The glasses are expected to ship in 2019, but the headset itself is still slated for a 2017 release.
The leaked memo also reveals that Google Glass is going in a new direction than Oculus.
It will be compatible with Android devices.
Google Glass also supports “FaceTime,” which lets users record video to Google Glass.
Google also plans “multiple” Google Glass apps for the Google Play Store, and there is a new Google Cardboard app that lets users take photos.
The document goes on to say that the Glass headset will be powered by an “Oculus Touch” sensor, which should allow the device to function as a traditional camera or “Google Glass” in VR.
“This sensor will allow you to interact with the virtual world in a way that is unlike anything you can do with a smartphone or tablet,” the document states.
“We are excited to introduce Google Glass in this way because Google Glass will bring immersive, 360 video, voice, and photo capabilities to the VR industry.”
Google has said it is developing the Glass hardware itself, which means that it could be a few years before it launches the device.
Google has also said that the device will have support for virtual reality headsets and other VR hardware like headsets from Oculus, HTC and Samsung.