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#Google #Daydream #VR is a #silicon reality says #Qualcomm

#Google #Daydream #VR is a #silicon reality says #Qualcomm

A Qualcomm graphics expert gave insight into work on mobile virtual reality in Android that is about to emerge from the lab. SAN JOSE, Calif.—Google’s Daydream VR is very much a reality today for semiconductor managers such as Tim Leland. The head of visual processing at Qualcomm is one of many working with the search giant for some time to bring to all next-generation Android phones an upgraded version of the mobile virtual reality Samsung pioneered with its GearVR. Leland’s team helped develop an Android framework for optimizing single-buffer rendering. The graphics cores in its latest Snapdragon 802 SoC were tuned to deliver fine grained pre-emption to reduce motion-to-photon latency, a key metric to make sure displays change as fast as a user’s head moves. “It took a lot of effort” from deep in the SoC through Android to the application to hit the 20 millisecond target...

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