New software brings high-quality VR to smartphones

New software brings high-quality VR to smartphones

Researchers at Purdue University have developed new software called Furion that allows smartphones to deliver high-quality VR by splitting the computational load. High-end VR needs to render each frame at a rate of at least 16 milliseconds, or 60 frames per second. However, the CPUs of top smartphones such as Google’s Pixel XL are only capable of speeds around 110 milliseconds. Today’s leading VR systems use headsets tethered to powerful computers, as wireless networks are not able to transmit rendered frames fast enough. “Today’s mobile hardware and wireless networks are about 10 times too slow for high-quality, immersive VR,” […]