New Samsung VR Headset Design Surfaces in Recent Patents

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Samsung recently filed patents with China’s National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) office that shows off a few new designs in what appears to be two fairly similar PC VR headsets.

‘Windows Mixed Reality for SteamVR’ Beta Updates Hint at “Upcoming hardware releases”

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Updates to the beta version of Windows Mixed Reality for SteamVR, the official integration which allows Windows VR headsets to be used with SteamVR, hint at “upcoming hardware releases.”

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Samsung Headset Patent Reveals Strange New VR Controller Design

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Almost a year ago to the day now we wrote about a new Samsung VR headset patent with a strange new design. New Samsung VR Controllers Spotted. In our story last January we noted that the Samsung headset seemed to have four cameras for inside-out tracking.

CES 2020: Samsung Teases Prototype AR Glasses

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Samsung is kicked-off the first day of CES 2020 with a bang this morning, offering attendees an in-depth look at a variety of cutting-edge products straight out of a science fiction novel, including a BB8-style robot assistant, as well as new improvements to their proprietary voice assistant, Bixby.

Corrected December Steam Hardware Survey Shows Large Oculus Rift S Growth

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At the start of this month, we reported that the December Steam Hardware Survey seemed to be anomalous. On further inspection, the likely cause was clear: the number of Chinese users on the Hardware Survey has increased by more than any other month this year.

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Rift/Vive Gap Nearly Doubles In March Steam Hardware Survey

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The March Steam Hardware Survey results continue a recent trend. No doubt scattered sales and the high-end Samsung Odyssey+ headset continued to push those figures. The Hardware Survey is optional and requires users to have their headsets actually plugged in to count. The Oculus Rift once again widened the gap with its main competitor, the HTC Vive. Last month Rift had a 3.81% lead over both Vive and the enhanced Vive Pro.

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Rift S Boosts Oculus, Index Starts Small In July Steam Hardware Survey

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Late last week we reported on initial findings from the July Steam Hardware Survey. Obviously, we know the Steam Hardware Survey isn’t entirely dependable (it’s only an optional survey for Steam users), but to see the new Oculus headset catch up so quickly to an entire line of VR devices that have been available for a few years is surprising indeed. The post Rift S Boosts Oculus, Index Starts Small In July Steam Hardware Survey appeared first on UploadVR.

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Oculus Rift Pulls Ahead Again In December Steam Hardware Survey

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I was half expecting to write that the combined power of the Vive and Vive Pro had allowed HTC to regain the top spot it once held for so long in December’s Steam Hardware Survey. Samsung also launched its Odyssey+ headset towards the end of the year which caused a stir. This is an optional survey and you need to have your hardware plugged in (and using Steam) for it to register.

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Samsung Reportedly to Release “multiple AR and VR products” in Coming Months

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Samsung hasn’t really said much about VR since the release of Samsung Odyssey+, the hardware refresh to its Windows Mixed Reality headset that came to market in October 2018. In short: Samsung has more AR/VR products coming down the pipeline. Farshid Fallah, Samsung’s director of developer relations for XR and gaming, took the stage at an AWE panel talk on Thursday to talk a bit about the upcoming AR capabilities for Galaxy S10.

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. Standalone VR headsets, though, incorporate the screens and computing hardware and are designed for better cooling.

Samsung’s $500 Odyssey VR Headset Comes With OLED Displays

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Samsung, in partnership with Microsoft, today announced the Samsung HMD Odyssey —a Windows VR headset expected to have some impressive specs. According to Samsung, the Odyssey VR headset rocks dual 3.5-inch OLED displays and a 110-degree field of view. The Samsung Odyssey is unlike typical headsets, you don’t need to install any extra motions sensors. said YG Choi, Senior Vice President of PC Business Team, Samsung Electronics.

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.

Rift Loses More Ground To Vive In November Steam Hardware Survey

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The Oculus Rift’s lead over the HTC Vive family of VR headsets in Steam’s monthly hardware survey is now the smallest it’s been in some time. It’s interesting to see that the former hasn’t grown too much with last month’s introduction of the Samsung Odyssey+. As always, we must remind you that Steam’s Hardware Survey isn’t a definitive means of tracking the actual sales of VR headsets in relation to others.

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Holiday Deal Brings New Samsung Odyssey+ to Just $300

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Samsung Odyssey+ is the company’s latest VR headset, and while it launched just a few weeks ago for $500, the Korean tech giant is throwing it on sale this Black Friday at a 40% discount. As a hardware refresh of last year’s Windows VR headset Odyssey HMD , there’s a few notable changes in the latest version. The post Holiday Deal Brings New Samsung Odyssey+ to Just $300 appeared first on Road to VR.

New Samsung Odyssey With 4 Cameras Spotted In China Design Patent

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A patent awarded by China’s Intellectual Property Office to Samsung reveals what seems to be a new version of the Samsung Odyssey, with four tracking cameras. Odyssey is Samsung’s brand for its PC VR headsets.

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

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Samsung Filed A Patent For Magnetic VR Hand Controllers

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Today we learned that Samsung, the creators of the Oculus-powered Gear VR headset, filed a patent in late December of last year for magnetic VR hand controllers. Concept image from Samsung’s magnetic VR controller patent. A magnetic tracking system directly from Samsung would be a big move forward for the otherwise limited Samsung Gear VR. Tagged with: patent , samsung Facebook Twitter Reddit More.

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. 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.

Operation Shush: The rise and fall of Samsung’s unloved Bixby assistant

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Once championed as the future of how we would control all kinds of Samsung hardware, the Bixby virtual assistant has steadily been silenced over the past years.

Vive Pro Hardware Review: For VR Buyers With Deep Pockets

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The panels used in Vive Pro are the same resolution as Samsung Odyssey, and both headsets provide a level of sharpness that’s just not present on Vive or Rift. In Samsung’s Odyssey, the fitting can be hard to get right and that can have a major negative effect on the visuals. Hardware Reviews Vive VR Headsets HTC Vive Pro

New Samsung Gear 360 Camera Coming Soon

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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. Popping up on the FCC’s equipment authorization database Wednesday, the published documents include a slew of Samsung reports and tests required by the company when applying for certification of new hardware. Image Credit: VRScout & Samsung. News 360 Video Gear 360 Samsung

Samsung Odyssey is the Premium Windows VR Headset with Leading Specs, Integrated Audio

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Last week images of the Samsung Odyssey Windows VR headset leaked online, and although they seemed plenty legit, a new leak from Microsoft’s own website confirms the existence of the device and offers new details of this premium headset. Samsung it seems was willing and ready to go beyond Microsoft’s reference design, and the result is a device which is clearly the premium option among the first wave of Windows VR headsets.

Samsung’s Odyssey+ Costs $500, Uses Anti-Screen Door Effect Display

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Samsung’s Odyssey+, a successor to last year’s Odyssey Windows VR headset, was one of the company’s worst-kept secrets of the past few months. Samsung’s official online store in the US has just listed the device for $499.99, confirming some things we’ve long suspected about it. Samsung says this tech is exclusive to its headsets. Hardware Samsung VR Industry News odyssey

Samsung Reveals Four New AR & VR In-House Projects

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Samsung’s C-Lab initiative is churning out some seriously incredible projects. However, it finally looks as though we’ll be getting a new look at a fresh batch of candidates soon, as it’s being reported that Samsung will be showcasing four of its best ongoing virtual and augmented reality projects at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week. And of course, all the items you select are purchasable without leaving the experience via Samsung Pay.

PSA: New Gear VR Can Be Pre-ordered From Amazon or Samsung

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Samsung Odyssey Windows VR Headset Now Available – Everything You Need to Know

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The Samsung Odyssey, the company’s first PC VR headset, is available starting today in several countries, sold via Samsung and Microsoft stores. Samsung Odyssey Specs and Minimum Requirements. Image courtesy Samsung. Samsung has positioned the Odyssey VR headset as the premium offering among the Windows VR headsets, a handful of which launched initially last month. Image courtesy Samsung. Our Thoughts on the Samsung Odyssey VR Headset.

Samsung Officially Announces New Gear VR And Galaxy Note 7

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Tuesday's Best Deals: Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, KN95 Masks, Razer Kishi, Wag Dog Food, Roomba i6+, Power XL Smokeless Grill, Don't Text Your Ex Vibe, and More

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Samsung “Anti SDE” Trademark Suggests New VR Display Tech Coming to Market

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Samsung filed an interesting trademark with the European Union Intellectual Property Office recently which suggests the company is working on a new AMOLED display for VR that specifically addresses the screen door effect (SDE). There isn’t any supporting information outside the actual name of the supposed display, but considering it directly references SDE, it’s very likely the company is taking its next step in making more VR-specific hardware.

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. We don’t know, though, if next year’s Samsung phones will continue to support VR. We reached out to Samsung, and the company told us “We remain committed to innovating in VR and AR to deliver incredible new experiences to our consumers.”

CES 2020: Samsung Casually Shows Off AR Glasses In Exercise Demo

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During its CES 2020 livestream, Samsung casually showed off AR glasses- without formally declaring it to be an upcoming product or even acknowledging anything remarkable about showing such a device. But Samsung might just be beating them to market with an earlier, less mature product.

Facebook Hires Apple Hardware Expert To Head Oculus Advancements

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Now we’ve got some movement in the VR and AR industries again, this time with a senior ex-Apple employee becoming head of Oculus VR hardware. Michael Hillman, who spent 15 years at Apple and held design and engineering roles there, will now be instrumental in Oculus’ desire to make VR hardware mainstream, as reported by Bloomberg. A hire such as this shows that they are still standing behind the hardware and want the division to evolve.

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.

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. I got to go hands-on with the Samsung Odyssey headset during an event today at Microsoft’s developer hub in San Francisco. Integrated audio: AKG headphones + volume buttons vs. ‘bring your own’ Hardware IPD adjustment.

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

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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. Lighthouse generally provides better tracking quality with more tracked range for controller motion, but inside-out tracking requires no external hardware setup, making it less hassle and more portable. Samsung Odyssey+ odyssey VR sales Windows MR

First Impressions Of The New 2017 Samsung Gear 360 Camera

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Yesterday we attended the Samsung Unpacked 2017 event in New York City where company launched new products including the new Galaxy S8 and S8+ as well as the new Samsung Gear 360 camera. In fact, at the event Samsung gave everyone in attendance their own personal Gear 360 device to record the launch experience together at the same time. One of the biggest gripes users had about the original Gear 360 was that it was only supported by Samsung’s latest devices.

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

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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 has not said when the offer will end. Samsung Odyssey+ odyssey samsung SteamVR VR sales windows VR