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.

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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. The company quietly issued an update on the Samsung XR website on Monday, stating that all of its XR services will terminate on September 30th, 2020. Image courtesy Samsung.

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

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

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.

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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

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. This was prompted by the news that Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 will not support VR , and speculation that the regular Galaxy S line will follow suit next year.

Samsung Won’t Confirm Daydream Note 7 Compatibility…Yet

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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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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

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

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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.

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 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.

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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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. The first Gear VR was released in late 2014 for Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4. Over the years, new versions were released to support the latest Samsung phones.

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.”.

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. The post Samsung Rolls Out Star Wars AR Experience For Galaxy Phones appeared first on UploadVR. AR ar galaxy invasion Mobile ar r/ga rise of skywalker samsung samsung galaxy Star Wars

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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

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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.

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 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. Now that day has finally come, at least according to a tweet by Google VR. Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus owners could already dive into VR with Samsung’s Gear $129 Gear VR headset. The wait is over.

Google ARCore Brings Augmented Reality to Android

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And as developers continued to experiment with the ARKit platform, creating some pretty killer apps , it left us scratching our heads wondering where Google fell into this mix now. Google has been investing heavily on the hardware side with Tango, requiring specialized devices to augment our reality. It looks like Google had something up their sleeves the whole time. And if you own a Pixel or Samsung S8, running 7.0 Image Credit: Google. AR is happening.

Report: Samsung To Manufacture Custom Tracking Chip For Facebook AR Glasses

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Samsung Electronics will manufacture custom chips for Facebook’s AR glasses, according to a report from Korean outlet The Electronic Times. The report was written in Korean, but the English version claims that the Samsung manufactured chip will “collect and process various information that comes into Facebook’s AR glasses” The wording is unclear, but it does seem to be describing a chip made for tracking. Facebook AR glasses facebook oculus samsung top stories

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. Image courtesy Samsung. Samsung says the compact uni-body design is intended to reduce heat, eliminating the need for a cooling fan, reducing weight, size, and background noise.

Samsung Confirms Galaxy Note 7 and When It Will Be Announced

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VR for tiny children (by Samsung)

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There's an app called Samsung Bedtime VR Stories that'll connect you with your small child in a remote location - and it's amazing. This app has you wearing your Samsung Gear VR and your child wearing either another Gear VR or any smartphone with a Google Cardboard headset. Archive Android Android L galaxy s6 galaxy s7 gear vr google Samsung Samsung Gear VR virtual reality vr vr headset

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.

Still Use Google Daydream? Don’t Get Android 11

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If, by some chance, you’re still using the Google Daydream VR platform, you won’t want to update your phone to Android 11. “The Daydream VR app is no longer supported by Google and may not work properly on some devices running Android 11 or later,” the page reads.

Samsung Glass AR headset tech teased (pre-MWC)

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Samsung AR glasses may be on their way not long after the Galaxy S8 and the newest Gear VR headset is revealed this February. Archive Android augmented reality Galaxy S8 gear vr google google glass MWC 2017 Samsung Samsung Galaxy S8 Samsung Gear VR smartphone virtual reality VR headsetsThese would be the newest edition of the Gear VR and a pair of smart glasses that haven’t yet been revealed.