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The XR Week Peek (2023.05.15): Google confirms headset with Samsung, Ultraleap teases a new device, and more!

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Top news of the week (Image by Google) Google announces important AI and XR news at Google I/O This Google I/O has seen immersive realities back to the menu. But to summarize, the most important XR-related tidbits have been: Google confirmed that is still working with Qualcomm and Samsung to build an XR headset.

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The XR Week Peek (2021.03.22): Sony reveals PSVR2 controllers, FRL shows the wristband of the future, and more!

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Image by Sony Interactive Entertainment). Sony unveils the new controllers of the PSVR2. Sony promises amazing haptic sensations on the controllers, that should be able to provide “impactful, textured, and nuanced” sensations. Google halves its revenues on the Play Store. Top news of the week.

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What is Google ARCore?

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2023: Enter Google ARCore Google’s convenient and easy-to-access ARSDK facilitates the development of WebAR experiences for cross-platform delivery. Google now supports numerous Android smartphones such as Asus, Lenovo, LG, Moto, Motorola, OnePlus, Samsung, Sony, Vivo, Infinix, Tecno, Sharp, and Xiaomi.

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Trends and predictions for XR in 2024

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Anyway, with the end of the life of Quest 2, this cycle finished and a new one started with Quest 3, Apple Vision Pro, Google and Samsung announcing their own headset, and other companies chasing them (e.g. Especially Apple and Google, which are the dominant players in the smartphone industry, are both launching headsets this year.

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Unity CEO Wants ‘Equivalent of LittleBigPlanet’ Made In VR

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User-generated content might be a common feature of many games these days, but you could argue that its inception was kick started by Sony’s LittleBigPlanet series. Unity is hoping that, one day, something will do the same for VR. Unity may be the company to make it happen. I think that sucks,” he said.

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Unity Technologies Hosting Vision VR/AR Summit Asia in Beijing

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Building on the momentum set into motion by the inaugural event, Unity Technologies is hosting Vision VR/AR Summit Asia in Beijing. Unity revealed that representatives from Google, Samsung Gear VR, PTC Vuforia, Sony PlayStation VR, and Microsoft HoloLens will be on hand to discuss new developments in their individual technologies.

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Editorial: This VR cycle may take more time than expected

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As I said a few months ago , we are in the middle of a paradigm change: the cycle that started with the Quest is arriving at an end, and a new cycle driven by new technologies (mixed reality headsets) and new players (Apple, Google) is starting. PSVR 2 Hero view of PSVR 2 (Image by Sony Interactive Entertainment) I had big hopes for PSVR 2.

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