Former Samsung Vice President Joins Google Daydream Team

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Google is Bringing Daydream Compatibility to Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG’s Next Flagship Phone

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Google I/O has begun, the company’s annual developer conference, and amidst expectations of a new all-in-one VR headset , the company announced that Samsung’s Galaxy S8/S8 plus and LG’s next flagship phone will be officially receiving Google Daydream support.

Google Daydream Support Arrives For Samsung Galaxy S8 And S8+

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The moment millions of VR enthusiasts have been waiting for has finally arrived: Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones are now 100% Daydream-ready. This means the Galaxy S8 line of phones are the first ever to support both the Oculus-powered Gear VR ecosystem and Google’s budding Daydream platform. Google VR (@googlevr) July 31, 2017. Google Daydream Samsung Gear VR Daydream Galaxy S8

Google Unboxes ARCore for Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Tab S4, & Latest Devices from Sony & Nokia

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As Android device partners ship new products, Google has been diligent in its efforts to ensure that users can enjoy ARCore apps once they boot up their new toys.

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‘Odyssey’ Might Well Be Samsung’s Daydream Ready VR Headset

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Samsung Won’t Confirm Daydream Note 7 Compatibility…Yet

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Samsung Introduces Pro-focused ‘360 Round’ Camera for 4K 3D Livestreaming

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Announced at the Samsung Developer conference last week, the 360 Round is the company’s new camera for creating and streaming 4K 3D content. One-step stitching and control software, provided by Samsung, allows for 3D 360 livestreaming up to a claimed 4,096 × 2,048 at 30 FPS per eye.

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. The full Samsung press conference can be watched here. The post Samsung Gear VR Install Base Has Passed 5 Million Headsets appeared first on Road to VR.

Samsung Is Working on a VR-AR Hybrid Headset, Already Tested ‘Prototype’

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With the Gear VR’s launch in 2015, Samsung were technically the first company to release a modern-age consumer VR headset, and Gear VR is still the most owned VR headset on the market. Over the past year, there have been multiple hints from Samsung that their next step may be a standalone VR headset with AR capabilities- a “hybrid” so to speak. The Odyssey may be a stepping stone to a fully standalone Samsung VR headset.

Here’s a Look Inside Both Samsung & JDI’s High Pixel Density VR Panels

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UploadVR’s Ian Hamilton was on the scene, and managed to get a pretty good capture of both Samsung’s and JDI’s panels with his iPhone 8 camera. As opposed to Samsung’s display, attendees were treated to a moving scene.

Samsung Reveals New Gear VR With Controller

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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.

Google Brings ARCore 1.0 to Multiple Flagship Smartphones, Google Lens Preview Soon

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Ahead of Mobile World Congress (MWC) next week, Google announced it’s bringing ARCore , it’s augmented reality SDK, out of preview and to a number of flagship smartphones in its 1.0 Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+, Note8, S7 and S7 edge. image courtesy Google.

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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 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. The same is likely true of the Daydream support, too, though don’t forget Google and Lenovo’s 6DOF standalone headset, Mirage Solo, is just a few months away from release, too.

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. LYN: We noticed that Samsung hasn’t mentioned or highlighted virtual reality since the Galaxy S9 launch. Is Samsung no longer interested in VR anymore?

Samsung's Galaxy S9 & S9+ Finally Get ARCore Support

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Google's Pixel smartphone had a decent head start as one of the first devices to offer ARCore, but that early exclusivity has been frustrating for some Android device owners. Specifically, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ now support ARCore.

Samsung’s VR Strategy with Tom Harding, Director of Immersive Products

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Without explicitly announcing a new specific product, Samsung quietly implied that they may be developing a new standalone mobile VR HMD during a session during their developer conference last month. SEE ALSO Hands-on: Samsung Odyssey Windows VR Headset & Controllers.

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.

Samsung Sends Family Guy into Augmented Reality to Showcase Connected Home Products

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On Friday, at IFA 2018 in Berlin, Samsung invited attendees into the residence of Family Guy's Griffin family to learn all about its "smart home" products via augmented reality. "If

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 Has Bought a Cloud-Computing Company that Could Give Mobile VR a Big Boost

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Samsung Won’t Say Whether The Galaxy S8 Will Work With Daydream

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Samsung revealed its long-awaited Galaxy S8 smartphone last week but, while it supports the company’s Gear VR headset, there was no mention of another major player in the mobile VR market: Google Daydream. When Daydream was announced last year Google revealed Samsung as one of a number of partners working on the platform. “We have a great, long standing partnership with Google and work with them on many fronts.

Google to Feature High-resolution VR OLED Display for Wide FOV Headsets at SID 2018

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As first reported by OLED-info , an advanced copy of the event’s schedule maintains that a talk featuring Google hardware engineer Carlin Vieri will be taking place May 22nd. Yes, Google is researching foveated rendering too.

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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”. Back in December Google released a 6DoF controllers dev kit for the headset, but the company hasn’t shared any plans about bringing these to consumers.

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Samsung Confirms Galaxy Note 7 and When It Will Be Announced

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Report: Sony, Facebook, Google, and Samsung Dominate VRThose of.

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Report: Sony, Facebook, Google, and Samsung Dominate VR Those of us who are old enough to have seen the rise of virtual reality in the ‘90s and then the fall and then another rise in mid 2000 and then another fall, know that the present hype about virtual reality may not be sustainable.

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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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Samsung Galaxy S8 Is Finally Getting Daydream Support

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Google today confirmed what we’ve long suspected; Samsung’s new Galaxy S8 smartphone will soon support Google’s Daydream mobile VR ecosystem. The news was announced on-stage at the Google I/O developer conference today. Normally a new phone supporting Daydream wouldn’t be such a big deal, but Samsung’s Galaxy line is already synonymous with another headset, the Gear VR. Google Daydream VR Industry News

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.

Latest Chrome Update Lets Google Daydream Users Easily Browse the Web in VR

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We knew that Google was working on adding VR capabilities to its mobile version of Chrome since last year. ” Daydream’s VR Playstore, image courtesy Google. The post Latest Chrome Update Lets Google Daydream Users Easily Browse the Web in VR appeared first on Road to VR.

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New Estimate Suggests Samsung Approaching 10 Million Gear VRs Sold By 2018

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The manufacturers have released only limited data points — with Samsung coming out with the largest number to date revealing the technology giant sold 5 million Gear VRs through the beginning of the year. To our knowledge, Google has released nothing to officially give any indication of Daydream’s performance in the market since it went on sale late last year. The firm projects the overall mobile VR king this year will be Samsung approaching 10 million units total.

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ Now Support Daydream VR

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Google has finally confirmed the rollout of Daydream VR to Samsung’s pair of flagship smartphones. Previously announced at Google I/O in May, Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus owners received news that Daydream VR support would be coming soon to their device.

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 Is The Most Powerful Gear VR-Ready Phone Yet

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Yesterday’s Samsung Galaxy Note 9 reveal came and went without so much as a mention of Gear VR, but rest assured the new device will support the Oculus-powered headset. Samsung confirmed to UploadVR that the Note 9 will support the current iteration of the Gear, though it will need an adapter to fit it. The Note 9’s main draw is its power, which bests any phone Samsung has put out so far. Samsung Gear VR VR Industry News Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Oculus Removes Samsung Note 7 Gear VR Support ‘Until Further Notice’

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The bad news just keeps on coming for Samsung and its latest phablet, the Galaxy Note 7. Samsung has ceased production on the phone for now. It uses a new USB Type-C port, though also features adapters so past Samsung phones can still be used.

Google Daydream VR Headset Rumored to Unveil Today for $79

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Google is set to unveil a number of new devices and services at today’s big event, mainly focusing on the Pixel and Pixel XL phones (which have already been widely leaked ). Gear VR only works with select flagship Samsung phones.

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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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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). VR is hot! But is it permanent? Those of us who are old enough to have seen the rise of virtual reality in the ‘90s and then the fall and then another rise in mid 2000 and then another fall, know that the present hype about virtual reality may not be sustainable.

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