Reality Bytes: Samsung, Google & Fortnite

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We continue the narrative this week with Maher’s look at Samsung’s AR glasses, Google Maps’ new parking integration and film festivals in Fortnite. Google Maps integrates with a few tech companies to allow you to pay for parking within its app.

Samsung is Terminating Its VR Video Apps on All Devices

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With the end of Samsung Gear VR, it seems the South Korean tech giant is also doing away with its VR video apps as well. The company is ending service for all of its Samsung XR apps across the web, mobile, and VR headset platforms. Image courtesy Samsung.

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Former Samsung Vice President Joins Google Daydream Team

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Nreal Light AR Smart Glasses Will Be Bundled With Latest Samsung And LG Smartphones

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Available now for pre-order, the Nreal Light AR smart glasses connect with compatible Android smartphones to bring your favorite apps, such as Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Google Chrome, to life in augmented reality.

Google Fi now sells Samsung's 5G smartphones

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Google's mobile broadband service Google Fi has cozied up with Samsung to directly sell you a varied offer of Samsung's 5G smartphones. More about Samsung , 5g , Google Fi , Tech , and Smartphones. Samsung 5g Google Fi Tech Smartphones

Don't Do It, Samsung

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Rumors that Samsung may potentially ditch Tizen , its proprietary OS for wearables, for Google’s Wear OS, have been flying lately. It’s a baffling idea, considering that Samsung smartwatches are the best Android-friendly smartwatches right now, and Wear OS is a stinking hot mess.

It's Looking Like Samsung's Return to Wear OS Is Inevitable

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Rumors that Samsung might be ditching its proprietary smartwatch operating system for Google’s neglected Wear OS platform aren’t new. However, it’s looking increasingly likely that Tizen OS is not long for this world. Read more.

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.

Google Pixel 4a vs. Samsung Galaxy A51: Battle of the budgets

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The Samsung Galaxy A51 is stunning and the Pixel 4a has a knockout camera, but which phone is best all-around? Android Buying Guides Mobile Buyers Guide Google Google Pixel 4a Samsung Samsung Galaxy A51

Samsung Galaxy A52 5G vs. Pixel 4a 5G

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It may be more affordable than the S21 line, but the Samsung Galaxy A42 5G is a powerful smartphone. But is it better than the Google Pixel 4a 5G? Android Buying Guides Mobile Google Pixel 4a 5G Samsung Galaxy A52 Samsung Galaxy A52 5G smartphone comparisons

Google Launches TensorFlow 3D Using LiDAR & Depth Sensors for Advanced AR Experiences

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Samsung revived the time-of-flight sensor with its Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy S10 5G, though it has ditched the sensor in its current generation models. Radar made a brief cameo via Project Soli in Google Pixel 4.

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How to Save Your Samsung Motion Photos From That Google Photos Error

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Owners of various Samsung Androids are experiencing this joy firsthand, as the Samsung Camera’s motion photos don’t appear to be working with Google Photos—a popular, free, wonderful photo backup solution. samsung motion photo google google photos smartphone android

Samsung Won’t Confirm Daydream Note 7 Compatibility…Yet

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Facebook Ends Samsung Gear VR Software Updates, 360 Video Downloads & Films

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Facebook is ending software updates for the Samsung Gear VR. 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 is reportedly building a chip that tracks body movements for Google

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The South Korean company is reportedly working on more than one chips for Google. Mobile News Fitbit Google Samsung

Saturday's Best Deals: Samsung 70" 4K TV, Asus Gaming Monitor, Cutlery Brushes, 2L Hydration Bladder, Grepro Jump Starter, and More

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A Samsung 70-inch smart 4K tv and a Grepro jump starter lead Saturday’s best deals. Read more.

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

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The OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro Prove OnePlus Is Oh So Close to Becoming a Real Samsung Rival

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Google Gifts 5G Android Smartphones with 'the Mandalorian' AR App

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With the new season of The Mandalorian underway, Google has launched a new AR app that enables some Star Wars fans to connect with virtual characters in between new episodes.

Samsung Rolls Out Star Wars AR Experience For Galaxy Phones

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The galaxy from far, far away is getting a little bit closer this holiday season by way of Samsung right alongside the release of the latest Star Wars film, Rise of Skywalker. It’s sort of like a more involved version of the Playground stickers introduced on the Google Pixel camera app.

Samsung Galaxy S21 vs. Google Pixel 5: Which should you get?

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The new Samsung Galaxy S21 is finally here -- but is it really a better buy than Google's Pixel 5? Android Buying Guides Mobile Galaxy S21 Galaxy S21 vs Google Pixel 5 pixel 5 Samsung

How to Switch From Old Google Pay to New Google Pay—and Why You Need To

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In April, the old Google Pay app is losing its key functionality, which means you’ll need to move over to the new Google Pay app before then to carry on using the service.

Google Has Canceled the Pixel 5a, Multiple Reports Claim [Update: The Pixel 5a Is Still Alive]

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Update: While rumors originally claimed another gadget had fallen victim to the global chip crunch, Google has now officially debunked previous reports that the Pixel 5a had been cancelled.

Samsung and Mastercard Are Teaming Up on a Biometric Credit Card

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Samsung and Mastercard are officially teaming up on a credit card with a built-in fingerprint scanner, Samsung announced on Thursday.

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. While there was no shortage of new Samsung hardware revealed at the conference, including a new Gear VR headset to show off, the Gear VR Controller is the input device we’ve been eagerly waiting for as an answer to Google Daydream’s View controller.

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? Samsung has your back with a their brand new Doorway platform, a smartphone-based AR tool designed to help guide users through their smart-connected home. Harnessing AR and the wit of Family Guy gives Samsung a unique solution to a complex challenge.”.

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. On Monday, Google updated its ARCore Supported Devices page to include the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy Tab S4, the Sony Xperia ZX2 line of handsets, and the Nokia 6.1

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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. We don’t know, though, if next year’s Samsung phones will continue to support VR. Google even dropped its own movie service from the platform.

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. By clicking on the “Watch Together” icon located beneath the play controls on both the Google Daydream View and Samsung Gear VR, users can join their friends, or complete strangers, in online, shared VR rooms.

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.

Google Is Yanking Play Movies and TV App From Roku and Most Smart TVs

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Google is officially pulling the plug on its Play Movies and TV app on all Roku devices and Samsung, LG, Vizio or Roku smart TVs, the company announced via 9to5Google on Monday.

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.

Google wakes up from its VR daydream

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Daydream, Google’s mobile-focused virtual reality platform, is losing official support from Google, Android Police reports. Google’s hardware business is already peanuts compared to their search and ads business, so it probably wasn’t clear what the point was.

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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.

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+. From cameras and controllers, to content and creativity, here are all of the virtual reality announcements from Samsung Unpacked 2017 : Gear VR Motion Controller. Samsung Gear 360 Camera 2.0. News Gear 360 Gear VR Samsung

Samsung Announces New Gear VR with Touch Sensing Controller Included

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Today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Samsung announced the brand-new Gear VR with Controller, with 70 titles coming soon. Announced today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and revealed on the Oculus Blog , Samsung’s new Gear VR has received a major new feature in the form of a motion controller. The single-handed controller has clear similarities with the controller that comes with Daydream VR, Google’s mobile VR platform.

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. Phonecast is a Samsung-created dashboard that gives you access to a suite of intelligently designed web-apps, browsers and popular services like YouTube.