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Oculus Rift headset coming to mobile for Android only

Oculus VR CEO Brendan Iribe had a surprise in store for the gaming world as well as the Android community at his GamesBeat 2013 keynote last Tuesday. The company is planning to launch a mobile version of its Oculus Rift virtual reality headset at the same time as the original PC version. And it will be exclusive to Android devices only.

Omate TrueSmart retail packaging pictured alongside October delivery update

The folks at Omate have recently shared some images of the TrueSmart retail packaging. There isn't much here, the smartwatch seems to sit encased in a plastic housing. But along with the look at the packaging, there was also a bit of a status update in terms of the units that are expected to ship in October. Looking back to the Kickstarter page, these were the Developer Edition models.

Omate TrueSmart desktop charging cradle unveiled

It looks like those who backed the Omate TrueSmart will be getting an extra accessory included for free. The team behind the smartwatch has announced a charging cradle. Specifically, the "TrueSmart Desktop Charging Cradle" which is said to have been designed to make it easier to charge the watch and also protect it from damage.

Omate TrueSmart “will not ship” with Google Play preloaded

The Omate TrueSmart launched on Kickstarter with promise of being the "smartwatch 2.0." While the specs may not be top of the line, the folks at Omate have essentially offered a full-smartphone for your wrist. And just to clarify, the TrueSmart does have cellular connectivity. Along with the specs, the Omate was said to be running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with the Omate UI 1.0 and according to the Kickstarter page, it would be the "world's 1st smartwatch 2.0 with Google Play App Store."

Omate TrueSmart teaser video takes Android for a spin

Omate seems to have slowed down on the TrueSmart updates since the Kickstarter came to an end, however judging from this latest video, it looks like they have been making some progress. We know the watch will be running a full version of Android. In this case Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, however we suspect some are concerned with how that may translate to the 1.54-inch 240 x 240 display.

GameStick reaches the FCC, launch hopefully imminent

Eager backers who supported the long overdue GameStick Android gaming console are probably at their wits' end from all the hoping and waiting. The torture might soon be over as the device just passed through the FCC, one of the last steps needed before it finally gets shipped to its remaining fans.

STEM System motion tracker adds Android goal to Kickstarter bid

Many game and software projects in the site crowdfunding platform Kickstarter tack on support for mobile platforms only after reaching a certain amount of funds, and Sixense is definitely no different. The group has promised to bring in Android and iOS support to their motion tracking system if the amount of pledges reaches $700,000, almost three times the original campaign goal.

Pebble smartwatch arriving with AT&T this weekend

The Pebble smartwatch had a rather successful run on Kickstarter. Those watches then arrived for direct sales from Pebble and with big box retailer Best Buy. And moving forward, it looks like the Pebble will soon be available with AT&T. In fact, AT&T has announced they will be the "exclusive carrier" for the Pebble. The watch will be available beginning this weekend.
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