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Report: Samsung Delays XR Headset Due to Stiff Competition from Apple Vision Pro

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Samsung’s upcoming XR headset, which is meant to compete with Apple Vision Pro, has been delayed by “one to two quarters” from its reported early 2024 release target, according to an SBS Biz (Korean) report. That’s apparently been delayed by about “one to two quarters,” or three to six months.

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Google Partners With Magic Leap to Secure Key Tech for AR Headsets

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Google and Magic Leap today announced a “strategic technology partnership.” ” The move shows Google seeking to gain ground to keep up with the likes of Meta, Apple, and others in a race to control the AR headset market. Google has had several starts and stops in the XR space.

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The XR Week Peek (2023.05.15): Google confirms headset with Samsung, Ultraleap teases a new device, and more!

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Top news of the week (Image by Google) Google announces important AI and XR news at Google I/O This Google I/O has seen immersive realities back to the menu. But to summarize, the most important XR-related tidbits have been: Google confirmed that is still working with Qualcomm and Samsung to build an XR headset.

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Vision Pro Has Apps and Quest Has Games, What Can Samsung Bring to XR to Compete?

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Samsung has partnered with Google to make an XR headset, although the South Korean tech giant hasn’t tipped its hand on what to expect just yet. That’s a patently Apple recipe though that Samsung may not be able to easily replicate. The answer may be Google, but only if it can commit.

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Samsung Files Trademark for ‘Galaxy Glasses’ AR/VR Headset

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Samsung announced last month it was partnering with Google and Qualcomm to develop an XR device, something the company said at the time was “not too far away.” ” Google is building the software, while Samsung builds the hardware.

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Analyst: Vision Pro Demand Fell “sharply beyond expectations,” Leading Apple to Reduce Shipments for International Debut

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Independent tech analyst Ming-Chi Kuo maintains Apple may be reducing Vision Pro shipments for its international debut by a wide margin due to demand falling “sharply beyond expectations” in the US market. Apple hasn’t intimated yet when we can expect international availability of Vision Pro however.

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Meta Would “love” Discord to Support Quest: Another Reason Why It Actually Just Needs Google Play

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Meta CTO Andrew ‘Boz’ Bosworth says the company would “love” to have some sort of Discord integration on Quest in the future, pending interest from Discord, that is—once again highlighting the fact that Quest really just needs Google Play. It may be getting ready to compete with the help of Samsung.

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