Report: Samsung & Microsoft Boost “MR” Partnership, Samsung Builds Wireless AR/VR Headset

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Samsung appears to be making a strategic partnership with Microsoft as it produces what Korean Times reports is a “powerful cordless headset that supports both augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR).”

Leak Suggests Samsung is Building a Windows VR Headset

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There wasn’t any mention of Samsung getting into the Windows ‘Mixed Reality’ program when it was announced last year, which saw OEMs like Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, and Lenovo tapped to create VR headsets around the same reference design.

Samsung Promotes Intelligent Smart Home With Family Guy AR Game


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.

Hands-on: Samsung Odyssey Windows VR Headset & Controllers

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Microsoft and Samsung formally announced the Odyssey Windows VR headset today, positioning it as the “premium” option among the Windows VR headsets, with a range of features not found on the other headsets, and the top price point. Image courtesy Samsung.

Samsung Odyssey+ Is Just $299 This Week – 40% Off Sale


Samsung is offering an incredible deal this week — its Odyssey+ PC VR headset is just $299. Odyssey+ is the refreshed version of the original Odyssey, which was Samsung’s first PC VR headset released in 2017. Remember, this headset can play most VR games on Steam.

Samsung Reportedly Developing Their Own Wireless AR/VR Headset


It appears as though the hybrid headset market is shaping up to be the latest trend in immersive entertainment as it’s now being reported that Samsung may be in the process of developing their own AR/VR headset similar to that of Apple’s recently announced device. Photo of Samsung Odyssey.

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 Suggests High-Powered, Standalone VR Headset To Compete With Rift and Vive

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Continuing to push its established mobile VR business—recently revealing its flagship Galaxy S8 smartphones support and an updated Gear VR with controller —Samsung has again confirmed it has more powerful VR hardware up its sleeve.

Samsung’s VR Live Pass Will Let You Watch ‘X Games’ and Live Nation Events in 360

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VR Live Pass, Samsung’s 360-degree video livestream partnership for Gear VR, continues in July with live coverage of the X Games Minneapolis. From July 13th to 16th, US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis will host the Summer X Games 2017.

Get Samsung Odyssey+ For Just $299 Starting Today – 40% Off Black Friday Sale


Samsung is offering an incredible early Black Friday deal starting today — its Odyssey+ high end PC VR headset for just $299. The Odyssey+ is a new refreshed version of the original Odyssey, which was Samsung’s first PC VR headset released in November of last year.

Samsung: New Gear VR and Controller Launching April 21st for $129

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On stage today at Samsung’s Unpacked Event in New York, the new Gear VR with motion controller finally got a launch date and price. Pre-orders for the new Gear VR and Controller combo, as well as separate Controllers, will be available on the Samsung website.

New Samsung Gear 360 Camera Coming Soon


Is this the new Samsung Gear 360? We are two weeks out from Samsung’s March 29th Unpacked event where the company is expected to launch their new Galaxy S8 mobile device. Image Credit: VRScout & Samsung. News 360 Video Gear 360 Samsung

Samsung Reveals New Gear VR With Controller


Today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Samsung announced a brand-new Gear VR, powered by Oculus, and revealed the Gear VR Controller that lets you interact with VR games and experiences. The post Samsung Reveals New Gear VR With Controller appeared first on VRScout.

YouTube VR Reveals Samsung Gear VR Shared Viewing


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.

7 Must-Have Samsung Gear VR Apps and Experiences


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 Bringing Live UFC and X Games to Gear VR


Samsung is giving us another reason to slap on a Gear VR headset next month with the introduction of VR Live Pass. Available through the Samsung VR app in early June, VR Live Pass will let you watch live entertainment events and performances from the likes of UFC, X Games and Live Nation.

Samsung Unveils VR Motion Controller And New Gear 360 Camera


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 Reveals Four New AR & VR In-House Projects


Samsung’s C-Lab initiative is churning out some seriously incredible projects. You can even pair your smartphone to your headset and PC at the same time using 4G/LTE and use it as a touch-pad controller for PC gaming. News Gear VR Hardware Samsung

5 Potential Gear VR ‘Killer Apps’ Demonstrated During Samsung Contest


The Gear VR Killer App contest hosted by Samsung at the Upload Collective earlier this month brought in a hundred-plus technophiles eager for a chance to check out the finalists — and to find out which (if any) deserved “killer app” status. “[It]

This is (very likely) the new Samsung Gear VRAs Samsung prepares.


This is (very likely) the new Samsung Gear VR As Samsung prepares to launch its next-gen phablet extraordinaire, the Note 7, at its special event this upcoming Tuesday, the leaks are continuing to flow. samsung gear vr vr virtual reality

On the Hunt for VR’s Killer App with Samsung’s VP of Immersive Products & VR, Nick DiCarlo

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From healthcare, education, social, training, cinema, gaming, and more, VR has a lot of Killer Use-cases. Samsung’s Nick DiCarlo weighs in on how we might come to find it. Today we hear from Nick DiCarlo, VP of Immersive Products & VR at Samsung.

Makeup Tutorials: Now in VR via NYX and Samsung Gear VR


Shop for makeup like never before with this team up from NYX and Samsung Gear VR. Shoppers choose an influencer based on which look they are going for, fill out a quick survey about their skin type and beauty habits, and jump right into the tutorial using the Samsung Gear VR.

Samsung announces limited edition Batman themed Galaxy S7 and GearVR.

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Samsung Electronics announced the Galaxy S7 edge Injustice Edition in collaboration with Warner Bros. The package additionally offers a Gear VR (in select territories), along with Injustice game credit and Oculus VR content vouchers. VR Gaming

30 Paralympians To Record 360 Video Blogs During 2016 Games Courtesy Of Samsung


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Samsung and Six Flags Re-up Collaboration with New VR Coasters Combining ‘Mixed Reality’ and ‘Complex Gameplay’

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Six Flags Entertainment Corporation—which runs theme park properties across the americas—and Samsung Electronics America, Inc. Six Flags and Samsung changed the game last year with VR on twelve roller coasters and now we are breaking new ground yet again.”.

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.

CCP Games’ Gunjack 2: End of Shift Blasts onto Samsung Gear VR

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CCP Games has announced that Gunjack 2: End of Shift – the sequel to one of the best-selling mobile VR games of all time, the critically-acclaimed Gunjack – is launching today for Gear VR on the Oculus Store, available to download for $8.99

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.

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.

Samsung Trademarks ‘Perfect Reality’, ‘Odyssey Z’ Ahead Of Note 9 Reveal


It’s that time of year again; Samsung is getting ready to reveal its next enlarged smartphone, the Galaxy Note 9, at an Unpacked event on August 9th. Though Samsung has a (very good) Windows VR headset named the Odyssey, the company also revealed the Samsung Notebook Odyssey Z earlier this year, and this trademark almost certainly refers to its European release. It does at least suggest that the gaming-focused device could support VR, though.

Samsung is Selling a Batman Gear VR and Galaxy S7


Earlier this year Samsung bundled the Gear VR headset with Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge pre-orders. But now Samsung just unboxed a new bundle that i’m sure will sell out – a Batman-inspired Galaxy S7 and Gear VR. Ok, we seriously want one.

Samsung Galaxy S9 And S9+ Are Daydream Ready Too


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.

Review: Samsung Odyssey Sits Among The Best VR Headsets


Leading the pack with a superior resolution is Samsung’s Odyssey, which sports the same resolution (1440×1600 per eye) as the yet-to-be-released Vive Pro. Combined with that increased resolution from Samsung’s OLEDs, it all makes a big difference in presenting Odyssey as more of a complete package. At CES we also tried the Vive Pro, which uses the same resolution Samsung display. Tagged with: odyssey , samsung Facebook Twitter Reddit More.

Oculus Brings ‘Boggle’ to Social VR App ‘Rooms’, More Hasbro Games ‘coming soon’

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Oculus first announced that Boggle and other Hasbro board games would be coming to Oculus’ mobile VR platform back at F8, Facebook’s developer conference. We teamed up with @HasbroNews to bring some beloved tabletop games to Oculus Rooms on #OculusGo and Gear VR.

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Samsung announces Samsung Creators program to help VR / 360 content growth.

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Today Samsung Electronics America, Inc. launched Samsung Creators, a new initiative that empowers storytellers, partnering with them to generate content across a variety of audiences and channels to show everyday creators what’s possible with Samsung VR technology. “We

Skybound Launches New VR Horror Series Delusion Via Samsung VR


On Friday, November 2, the company will launch its four-part 360-degree series, Delusion: Lies Within on Samsung’s VR video app. Elsewhere, the team at Skydance Interactive have been busy building a full VR game in mech battler, Archangel.

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.

uSens to showcase latest Fingo demo with Samsung at Samsung Developer Conference 2017

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This week at the Samsung Developers Conference, uSens will be joining Samsung at the GearVR Framework (GEarVRf) booth to show case the latest uSens demo – Illuminate. conference Samsung Virtual Reality VR Fingo samsung virtual reality

Samsung Hosting Developer Contest to Find VR’s First “Killer App”


Every NES needs a Mario Brothers , every Game Boy needs a Tetris and every iPhone needs an Angry Birds (seriously, how do you beat level 3-5?). In the spirit of this glorious adventure Samsung — the co-creators of the Gear VR headset and one of VR’s most enthusiastic innovators — is hosting a contest to sniff out VR’s next big thing. Kim, Samsung director of Content & Services for Gear VR.” Events contest gear vr killer app samsung

Oculus Rift goes cross-platform with Samsung Gear VR


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

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


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.

Samsung’s Facesense Recognizes Facial Expressions For VR Navigation


Samsung’s experimental Facesense is a new attempt at changing the game, harnessing the power of our facial expression for hands-free VR interaction. April 14th – 15th at the VRLA Expo, Samsung showed a new creation from their C-Lab division. Tagged with: Facesense , samsung Facebook Twitter Reddit More. Development Eye Tracking Hardware VR Industry News Facesense samsung

Samsung Gear 360 Goes On Sale August 19th in US


Following limited releases during VidCon and Lollapalooza, Samsung has been quiet when it came to a US release, even after we saw the Gear 360 go on sale in South Korea and parts of Europe months ago. The post Samsung Gear 360 Goes On Sale August 19th in US appeared first on VRScout.