Oculus Go will run a 2-year-old chipset

LAS VEGAS—In one of the more perplexing announcements at CES, Facebook’s Hugo Barra said at the Qualcomm press conference that the upcoming standalone Oculus Go VR headset will run a Snapdragon 821, a two-year-old mobile chipset last seen in the LG G6.

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Facebook Taps Barra to Push VR to the Next Level


Facebook has announced that Hugo Barra would be onboarding the company to head up its virtual reality business, including the Oculus team. Barra just days ago announced his departure from Xiaomi. Barra will fill the void left last month, when Brendan Iribe stepped down as CEO of Oculus to head up a new Facebook unit that will develop the PC side of its VR business. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s announcement was accompanied by an image showing the two men together virtually, since Barra was still in China closing out his tenure at Xiaomi.

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Xiaomi VP lists intrinsic smartphone features in defense of copycat claims, proceeds to describe iPhone

In a video interview with Bloomberg published on Thursday, Hugo Barra, vice president of global operations at Chinese mobile hardware upstart Xiaomi, addressed accusations that his company’s products are derivative and take more than a little inspiration from Apple’s iOS lineup.

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