Oculus SDK Drops Support For Samsung Gear VR

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Recent versions of the Oculus Mobile SDK drop support for the Samsung Gear VR mobile headset. The Samsung Gear VR is a smartphone-based VR headset. Like Google Cardboard and its plastic derivatives, users slot in their smartphone which acts as the display and computer.

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 Doesn’t Support Gear VR

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Samsung’s recently announced Galaxy Note 10 phablet does not support its Gear VR mobile VR headset. The Samsung Gear VR is a smartphone-based VR headset. Like Google Cardboard and its plastic derrivatives, users slot in their smartphone which acts as the display and computer.

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Samsung Promotes Intelligent Smart Home With Family Guy AR Game

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Samsung teams up with the popular adult cartoon series for a hilarious AR tour through their smart home product line-up. Confused or intimidated by the vast array of Samsung smart home products at your disposal? Image Credit: Samsung.

Samsung Gear VR Install Base Has Passed 5 Million Headsets

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Samsung confirms 5+ million Gear VR headsets are now in use worldwide, announced at their CES 2017 keynote. This marks the beginning of a new line of Odyssey-branded gaming products, so there is still potential for an Odyssey VR headset.

Samsung Galaxy S9 And S9+ Are Daydream Ready Too

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Gear VR isn’t the only VR headset Samsung’s new Galaxy S9 and S9+ smartphones are set to support. Samsung also confirmed to CNET this week that both devices will support Google’s Daydream mobile VR platform when they launch in March. You can expect it to handle the existing library of games and experiences with relative ease. Tagged with: Samsung Galaxy S9 Facebook Twitter Reddit More.

Samsung hints at a future mixed reality headset (and at unsolvable problems for Gear VR)

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When in 2015 I had my first Samsung Gear VR, I was amazed: finally, I could enjoy high-quality tether-less virtual reality. Yes, it was a 3 DOF toy, so I couldn’t move my head in games, but it was the first time I tried a sensation of freedom in VR.

YouTube VR Reveals Samsung Gear VR Shared Viewing

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Already a dominant application on the HTC Vive, PlayStation VR and Google Daydream platforms, Google’s immensely popular YouTube VR experience is now available on the Samsung Gear VR. The post YouTube VR Reveals Samsung Gear VR Shared Viewing appeared first on VRScout.

Google Kills Movie Rental And Purchasing On Daydream VR

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Google has removed Google Play Movies & TV from its Daydream VR platform. Play Movies & TV is Google’s portal for renting and purchasing movies and shows. This news comes as part of a trend of Google winding down investment in the Daydream platform.

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5 Google ARCore Experiments That Inject Magic into Everyday Life

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Google released a preview version of ARCore for Android yesterday, the company’s answer to Apple’s ARKit. Developers looking to use ARCore to create augmented reality apps can start building right now on both the Pixel line and Samsung S8 line.

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7 Must-Have Samsung Gear VR Apps and Experiences

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It may be hard to believe but its been four years since Samsung and Oculus first announced their smartphone-powered Gear VR headset. Samsung and Facebook/Oculus are on a mission: to bring the full-internet experience inside of your virtual reality headset.

Samsung Unveils VR Motion Controller And New Gear 360 Camera

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One of Samsung’s biggest annual events, Samsung Unpacked , took place earlier today in NYC where live attendees and online spectators saw the debut of Samsung’s latest mobile effort, the Galaxy S8 and S8+. Samsung Gear 360 Camera 2.0. Game changer again.

Samsung’s Note 7 Banned From All Flights, Even As Cargo

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The Samsung Note 7 is no longer allowed on airplanes, even as cargo, as the phone is officially banned by the Department of Transportation. Samsung recalled the fire-prone device and sent out replacements before they, too, reportedly caught fire , leading Samsung to end production.

Google Daydream Review: Casual VR Closes the Gap

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Today marks the launch of Google’s high-end Android VR platform, Daydream , a major step beyond Cardboard and a serious competitor to Gear VR. Daydream is, at this stage, a noteworthy competitor to Samsung’s Gear VR which has dominated the mobile VR landscape ever since its launch.

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These Are The 6 Best VR Games On Google Daydream Right Now

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Google Daydream has only been out a few weeks, but it’s already built up a pretty respectable line-up of mobile VR games, both new and old. Expect this list to grow in the coming months too as new games come out and developers hone in on what makes Daydream special.

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Sony, Facebook, Google, and Samsung Dominate VR, With Over 50% Market Share

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Sony is followed by Facebook (the Oculus platform) and Google (Day Dream, Card Board, Tilt Brush, etc.); Samsung follows with another mobile headset (Gear VR). Content providers, mostly game makers, as well as technology providers come next. Now that there are enough headsets out there in users’ hands (or rather on their heads), it’s time to accelerate generation of content (games, mobile apps, desktop applications, etc). VR is hot! But is it permanent?

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Google to Announce New Dev Tools at GDC 2018, Keynote to Feature AR/VR

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This year’s Game Developers Conference (GDC) is nearly upon us, and now that talks for the week-long event are published on the GDC website , it appears Google will be taking the stage to introduce a number of new products and tools for game devs.

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Google Releases ARCore for Android, The Company’s Answer to Apple ARKit

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In an answer to Apple’s recently released ARKit , a developer tool used for making augmented reality apps and games that run on newer iPad and iPhones, Google today released a preview of a new Android-compatible software development kit (SDK) called ARCore.

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Samsung Gear VR 2015 Model Now $60

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If you’ve got a compatible Samsung phone, here’s a deal worth considering: the 2015 Gear VR headset can be bought brand new for $60. See Also: New and Improved 2016 Samsung Gear VR vs. 2015 Model. The post Samsung Gear VR 2015 Model Now $60 appeared first on Road to VR.

One of Mobile VR’s Best Games, ‘Virtual Virtual Reality’, Now Available on Rift

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Virtual Virtual Reality is one of mobile VR’s best games to date, and you can now play an enhanced version on the Oculus Rift. The game is rated nearly five stars on each of its available platforms.

Google-Approved VR Headsets With Motion Controller Coming This Fall

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Announced today at Google I/O 2016, VR team lead Clay Bavor revealed on stage that the company will be partnering with manufacturers to build Google-approved VR headsets based on an internally generated reference design. Check back for more Google VR news shortly.

Google Not Releasing Oculus Quest Competitor, Pixel 3a Doesn’t Support Daydream

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In an interview with CNET , Google’s Head of VR & AR revealed that the company will not be releasing an Oculus Quest competitor this year. Google’s Clay Bavor told CNET that the company’s focus in VR “is much more on services and the bright spots where we see VR being really useful”. This is likely because despite being twice the price of Go, it lacked the positional controllers needed to get ports of PC VR games like Oculus Quest is getting.

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Designing ‘Virtual Virtual Reality’, One of Mobile VR’s Most Immersive Games Yet

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This guest article by Mitch Mastroni, Interaction Designer at Tender Claws, the studio behind the game, explores how the game achieved significant immersion even on more restrictive mobile VR headsets. It also enhances game feel by giving virtual objects weight.

Google Unveils $79 Daydream VR Headset

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During a press event on Tuesday, Google finally revealed their Daydream View VR headset, a lightweight VR headset that will be compatible with Daydream Ready phones. Google also showed off their controller that can be used as an input device while in VR. News Daydream Google HTC

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New Samsung Gear VR With Motion Controller Releasing on April 21 at $130

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Oculus and Samsung have announced that the latest edition of the Gear VR mobile VR headset will be releasing on April 21. Earlier this month, Oculus and Samsung revealed a new Gear VR that would include a wireless motion controller similar to the Google Daydream View. The big difference, however, is the Gear controller’s inclusion of a trigger which makes shooting games and other tactile experiences a touch more immersive.

Oculus Rift goes cross-platform with Samsung Gear VR

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It would appear that though the two platforms have their major differences, Oculus Rift will be going cross-platform with Samsung Gear VR. Archive Android gaming gear vr google hardware oculus oculus rift Samsung Samsung Gear VR virtual reality vr

3 Great VR Party Games to Play With Friends and Family This Holiday

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But a few great VR party games let people both inside and outside of VR participate in the fun, and you only need one headset! Available on: SteamVR (HTC Vive & Rift), Oculus Home (Rift), PlayStation VR , Gear VR , Google Daydream , and PC.

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Apple Should Be Very Worried About Google’s Pixel

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I’ve been an iPhone owner since the first generation, but over the last few years I’ve purchased Samsung phones for VR too. Google is claiming Pixel has a better camera than the iPhone 7 (though they didn’t mention the 7+) and it is pairing that camera with unlimited full resolution storage of photos and videos shot with the device. Instead, Google stores “high quality” versions said to be “good for typical printing and sharing.”

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Google Announces ARCore 1.0 Update and New AR Experiences

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Google’s ARCore is getting an update that brings improved environmental understanding and lets developers now publish AR apps to the Play Store. On top SDK updates, Google has also partnered with a few developers to showcase how they’re planning to use AR in their apps. ARCore 1.0

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Signs of a new Samsung Gear VR are surfacing

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It’s been less than a year since the consumer Gear VR was first shown off and it already seems as though Samsung and Oculus are regrouping to push out a new version of the pre-eminent mobile VR headset. All of this is occurring as Mobile VR is about to be blown wide open by Google Daydream.

Philip K. Dick-inspired VR Story ‘The Great C’ Now Available on Mobile VR

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Dick inspired VR experience, The Great C (2018) , to Oculus Go, Samsung Gear VR and Google Daydream. SEE ALSO Critically Acclaimed Rhythm Action Game 'Thumper' is Coming to Quest at Launch.

Samsung Announces New Gear VR Bundle Promo in Europe

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Samsung has sold over 300,000 Gear VR headsets in Europe this year. Continuing on the record pre-order sales in Europe for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, Samsung has announced an exclusive Gear VR content package for new Galaxy S7 customers.

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Lenovo Starts Shipping Augmented Reality Enabled Google Tango Phone

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So far in 2016 we’ve seen Samsung’s Note 7 go from everyone’s favorite cell phone to everyone’s favorite explosive device , the release of Google’s brand new Pixel line with DayDream support and Apple start riots over the removal of the headphone jack from the iPhone 7.

Social VR App ‘vTime’ Closes $7.6M Series A Investment, AR Experience to Come in 2018

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Start Making Google Daydream VR Apps Today with a DIY Dev Kit

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This week Google announced Daydream, the company’s initiative for high-end mobile virtual reality. While Google didn’t reveal a dedicated dev kit, the company says developers can cobble together their own using the Nexus 6P smartphone, Cardboard, and a spare phone.

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HBO Makes its VR Debut on Google Daydream, Netflix Now Available as Well

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Google is doing it’s best to make up for lost time when it comes to the virtual reality space. It was announced recently that Netflix, HBO NOW, HBO Go and other notable applications like Next VR are available now for the View in addition to a slew of recent game releases.

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Google’s Daydream View Reportedly Shipping In Next ‘2 – 3 Weeks’

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Google’s new Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones may now be rolling out to stores, but we still don’t have an exact release date for the company’s Daydream View VR headset. We’ve reached out to Google to confirm that these listings are accurate.

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Side-Kick VR Launches Now You See Me: Back to Macau on Samsung Gear VR

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Side-Kick VR launched the virtual reality game Now You See Me: Back to Macau on the Samsung Gear VR. The title will also be on Google Cardboard later this month and on Daydream soon. It’s the first hidden object game with a major Hollywood brand in VR, and Newport Beach, California-based Side-Kick plans to focus on the genre for VR going forward. It’s based on the Now You See Me film franchise from Lionsgate, which was closely involved with the creation of the game.