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How is Oculus Go going to work?

RoasterRoaster Posts: 1,053
3Jane
I assume the Go will connect with Wifi. Will I be able to load Android apps on it? 
I want to connect to a wifi camera, because I think the Go would make a swell viewfinder for the telescope and spotting scope.
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  • RichooalRichooal Posts: 1,666 Valuable Player
    Well that's wrecked my theory.
    I thought it would have an optical drive or USB input to get the stuff on it.
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  • RoasterRoaster Posts: 1,053
    3Jane
    I don't know anything about the Gear and how the software works for that. The cameras I have require an interface app to connect with wifi, and all I've heard is the Go compatibility with Gear stuff.
    Can you comment @cybereality

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  • RichooalRichooal Posts: 1,666 Valuable Player
    In the case of the Gear, all the software is handled by the mobile phone. Downloading, storage etc. All apps/games designed for Gear will run on the Go.
    I would doubt very much that the Go would be able to connect to 3rd party devices with either Wi-Fi, Blue Tooth or IR.
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  • Hiro_Protag0nistHiro_Protag0nist Posts: 4,980 Valuable Player
    Richooal said:
    Well that's wrecked my theory.
    I thought it would have an optical drive or USB input to get the stuff on it.

    Won't we need to type a program in and hit Run?    B)

    Pretty sure it will be over wifi, just like the phone in the Gear VR is when you're at home and most PCs will be when you're using your Rift.  It will probably use the same "Home" as Gear VR - remember, the Gear VR is "powered by Oculus" (software).
  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 7,635 Valuable Player
    Richooal said:
    Well that's wrecked my theory.
    I thought it would have an optical drive or USB input to get the stuff on it.

    Won't we need to type a program in and hit Run?    B)

    Pretty sure it will be over wifi, just like the phone in the Gear VR is when you're at home and most PCs will be when you're using your Rift.  It will probably use the same "Home" as Gear VR - remember, the Gear VR is "powered by Oculus" (software).

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  • RichooalRichooal Posts: 1,666 Valuable Player
    It will probably use the same "Home" as Gear VR - remember, the Gear VR is "powered by Oculus" (software).
    Yep. That's what I said.
    Richooal said:
    All apps/games designed for Gear will run on the Go.

    I should now apologise for not making it clear, with an emoticon or gif, that I was joking about the optical drive and USB.
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  • RoasterRoaster Posts: 1,053
    3Jane
    OK, so it's an android device that can only run Oculus Home? Kinda like AOL-VR. Brilliant.
    I sometimes fantasize that there would be an Oculus presence on the Oculus forum.
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  • kevinw729kevinw729 Posts: 5,235 Valuable Player
    Roaster said:
    ....
    I sometimes fantasize that there would be an Oculus presence on the Oculus forum.
     :D 
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  • RoasterRoaster Posts: 1,053
    3Jane
    @cybereality
    I appreciate your presence here.
    Can the Go run third party android apps? Can it connect to a wifi camera?
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  • hoppingbunny123hoppingbunny123 Posts: 871
    Trinity
    It's a glorified Gear VR with better Graphics.
  • RoasterRoaster Posts: 1,053
    3Jane
    That's the attraction for me. Less glare, less sde, maybe wider fov? For some uses that would be nice.
    But no controllers and no position tracking, limited memory (how much does it come with? any options?), limited library, limited ways of connecting to media, etc.  I want to know.  Does it use a cloud server for memory?
    Certainly it's not too soon to talk about it? Why maintain the secrecy? 
       If they want to sell any of these things it's time to start playing it up.
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  • falken76falken76 Posts: 2,901 Valuable Player
    Richooal said:
    In the case of the Gear, all the software is handled by the mobile phone. Downloading, storage etc. All apps/games designed for Gear will run on the Go.
    I would doubt very much that the Go would be able to connect to 3rd party devices with either Wi-Fi, Blue Tooth or IR.
    The only options left would be an SD card type interface or the device would need some sort of mobile data which would mean there's a service fee if it doesn't work off of WiFi. 

    My guess is it uses Wifi since it's available through most cities and using an SD card would assume you have a computer when so many people don't and use Tablets instead (What's a computer?  GTFO w/ that bs lol)  Do they still make IR stuff?  Blue Tooth would need to connect to an existing mobile in order to transfer so that might actually be another option.

    If this thing is like the Gear VR that my friends have obtained, the way it will work is it will be placed in a box and stuffed into a closet and forgotten about.  Then again, those GearVR were given away to get the signature on the contract for the most expensive phones they have in the store,  so it's not like my friends were waiting in line to get the GearVR.
  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 15,429 Valuable Player
    edited November 2017
    Roaster said:
    I sometimes fantasize that there would be an Oculus presence on the Oculus forum.

    They probably would if we could weed out the trolls and non-Rift owners. Have you ever watched what happens when Cyber tries to help someone out on this forum? 9 times outta 10 he gets instantly insulted if the person doesn't get the answer they want.

    You are also asking Cyber to publicly provide inside information about Oculus Go. Clearly, if the answer to your question was made public then you wouldn't need to ask it. Since it's not publicly provided... your plan is to ask an Oculus Staff Member to publicly reveal private company information. And then you wonder why there's a lack of Oculus participation? lol

    Here's all current knowledge on Oculus Go:
    https://www.digitaltrends.com/virtual-reality/everything-we-know-about-oculus-go/

    The marketing campaign is that it requires zero chords. Have you ever used Alexa? She comes with an app that you put on your Smart Device, and everything is downloaded in to her firmware that way. I think it's safe to assume that Oculus Go can work very similar. We're about to hit the year 2018 after all, getting data on computers isn't a mystery anymore.
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  • RoasterRoaster Posts: 1,053
    3Jane
    Private inside information? You are insane. It's been announced already.  It's being released in a couple months. Why would anything be kept secret? Shame? Embarrassment? Irrepairable harm to the company if the word got out?
    zero cords, btw
    Don't use alexa
    I'm asking if the device will wifi connect to a camera ffs.  Will it load third party apps. That's not trade secret stuff.

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  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 15,429 Valuable Player
    edited November 2017
    Roaster said:
    Private inside information? You are insane. It's been announced already. 

    The spec's have not been announced publicly. Asking an employee to give you details about unannounced spec's is asking for inside information, which is typically private. It isn't that hard a concept to understand, especially if you have ever worked for a company that has proprietary data.


    Roaster said:
    I'm asking if the device will wifi connect to a camera ffs.  Will it load third party apps. That's not trade secret stuff.


    Trade Secrets are confidential and never made public. Private information can typically be made public after a time. You seem confused.
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  • RoasterRoaster Posts: 1,053
    3Jane
    edited November 2017
    Well it seemed like an innocuous question.
    Acceptable answers might be ... I can't tell you that ... we don't know ... we're still working on it ... none of your business ... it's possible, wait and see! ... can't you wait a few days? ... hope that helps.
    I would have thought Oculus would be blowing the horns and whipping up a frenzy by now.

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  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 15,429 Valuable Player
    Roaster said:
    Well it seemed like an innocuous question.
    I would have thought Oculus would be blowing the horns and whipping up a frenzy by now.


    Considering how many folks are just dying to take Oculus' public statements out of context in order to engage in epic trawls, it would make more sense to wait until a firm release date is established. Oculus couldn't even announce Oculus Go and Santa Cruz without folks (you included) jumping the shark and proclaiming that the Rift is dead lol
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  • RoasterRoaster Posts: 1,053
    3Jane
    It's my opinion, like it or not. I would be overjoyed to be proven wrong, because all I want is a good hmd.
    I know what you're saying about early release announcements, but the facts are the facts, and saying what the Go will do doesn't seem out of line.  It IS in production already, isn't it?  Looking forward to another roll-out fiasco.
    Oculus has a history of secrecy for some reason, so I guess someone upstairs believes in the principle, for better or worse.
       I'm looking to use the Go as a telescope viewfinder ... something that will increase the functionality of the headset, and sell a shit-load more units. Oculus isn't interested? Maybe HTC is.
       I'm starting to have a problem supporting the new AOL.
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  • kojackkojack Posts: 6,474 Volunteer Moderator

    Roaster said:
    I sometimes fantasize that there would be an Oculus presence on the Oculus forum.
    Such as this announcement from last week?
    https://forums.oculusvr.com/developer/discussion/59333/announcing-oculus-amas-on-the-developer-forums
    Now we're inviting some of the top Oculus engineers, tech leads, and more to join us for Oculus AMAs! This is your opportunity to talk about Oculus technologies directly with the people that help make it awesome. Keep an eye on the Developer Forums over the next couple of weeks!



    As for info release, Oculus has been burned in the past by announcing things too early, then needing to change (hence the "ballpark" meme). As part of a larger corporate structure, there's going to be many layers about the public interacting staff that control when details are approved for release. With HTC and Samsung both announcing stand alone VR headsets to compete with Go, Oculus don't want to tip their hand too early.
  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 15,429 Valuable Player
    edited November 2017
    Roaster said:
    It's my opinion, like it or not. 

    It's not about me personally liking vs disliking; I have no investment nor attachment with how you choose to intentionally take good news and turn it in to bad news. If you wanna look at Facebook's ongoing efforts to push VR to forward by "adding" products such as GO and SC to the ecosystem, and turn that in to bad news with the baseless accusation that they are abandoning their existing consumer base... then good on you I suppose. But what would compel you to then believe that an Oculus or Facebook developer would want to waste time doing a Q&A session with someone like that? lol

    My point is that if you're going to complain about the lack of attention you are getting from the Oculus team, then maybe you should do a bit of self-reflection to see if there is anything you're doing to cause it. I am simply showing you the things that you do that obviously work against being part of a constructive dialogue with an actual Product Developer. If instead you wanna defend your actions then okay, but that's not gonna help either.


    Roaster said:
    Oculus has a history of secrecy for some reason

    People like you are the reason, buddy! That's the point I'm trying to get across to you. Well, that and important things like "competitive strategy."

    The folks who work for Oculus and Facebook are human just like the rest of us. Humans tend to work better in a positive environment where constructive (and logical) criticism is aimed towards achieving goals as a team. Success isn't achieved by wasting time trying to change the minds of people whose only intention is to ridicule for sport.
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  • HiThere_HiThere_ Posts: 1,278
    3Jane
    edited November 2017
    I'm not planning to buy Oculus GO, since I'm fine with tethering my VR headset(s) to a high end Desktop CPU/GPU with an ~unlimited power supply, and don't plan on walking down the street with one...

    But I'm curious about the "you can wear it with glasses" comment : Did Oculus VR bother widening the GO faceplate a bit over the cramped CV1 faceplate, or does the Oculus GO continue the CV1 tradition of providing the same amount of glasses support as a doughnut ?
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