Report: Samsung & Microsoft Boost “MR” Partnership, Samsung Builds Wireless AR/VR Headset

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Samsung appears to be making a strategic partnership with Microsoft as it produces what Korean Times reports is a “powerful cordless headset that supports both augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR).”

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. The post Holiday Deal Brings New Samsung Odyssey+ to Just $300 appeared first on Road to VR.

Samsung Teases 6-DoF Standalone VR Headset as Company’s ‘Next Mobile VR System’

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Taeyong Kim, VP of Samsung Electronics and Head of Graphics R&D, took the stage last month at the company’s annual developer conference to talk a little bit about the future of VR for the company.

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


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. Samsung Odyssey+ odyssey VR sales Windows MR

Samsung Mobile VR Reference Headset Revealed With Eye-tracking

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Not to be left out of the reference design fun (with Intel, Qualcomm, and more already offering headset blueprints for others to build upon), Samsung has revealed its VR headset reference design.

Samsung Suggests High-Powered, Standalone VR Headset To Compete With Rift and Vive

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Continuing to push its established mobile VR business—recently revealing its flagship Galaxy S8 smartphones support and an updated Gear VR with controller —Samsung has again confirmed it has more powerful VR hardware up its sleeve.

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


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.

Vive Pro Gets Detailed Teardown Confirming Samsung-made Displays

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In addition to confirming that the headset’s new displays are made by Samsung, the organization also gave the headset a favorable repairability score. SEE ALSO HTC Vive Pro Headset Review: Welcomed Improvements Overshadowed By a Steep Price.

YouTube VR Reveals Samsung Gear VR Shared Viewing


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, HTC, LG, and More Bringing ‘Daydream Ready’ VR Phones.


Samsung, HTC, LG, and More Bringing ‘Daydream Ready’ VR Phones to Android Today Google announced the next major step in bringing virtual reality to Android. samsung htc google daydream virtual reality vr mobile vr

7 Must-Have Samsung Gear VR Apps and Experiences


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.

HTC Teases Smartphone Capability With Vive Cosmos

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Vive Cosmos is HTC’s newly unveiled PC VR headset that’s slated to release sometime this year. While it’s a tethered device meant to support PCs at launch, HTC teased that it could also be driven by a smartphone.

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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.

Here’s What Could Be in HTC’s ‘Vive 1.5’

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HTC made a not so subtle tease today that a new version of the HTC Vive is on the way with improved resolution. The current Vive model, released in 2016, has a pair of 1,080 × 1,200 displays made by Samsung. The post Here’s What Could Be in HTC’s ‘Vive 1.5’

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This is (very likely) the new Samsung Gear VRAs Samsung prepares.


This is (very likely) the new Samsung Gear VR As Samsung prepares to launch its next-gen phablet extraordinaire, the Note 7, at its special event this upcoming Tuesday, the leaks are continuing to flow. samsung gear vr vr virtual reality

CES 2018: Watch Samsung’s Press Conference Right Here


Samsung finds itself in an interesting spot in the VR industry. The Gear VR, fresh off the release of a new controller, remains likely the best-selling headset out there, but the partnership between Oculus and Samsung looks to be at a crossroads. Samsung Gear VR VR Industry News CES

Samsung, HTC, LG, and More Bringing ‘Daydream Ready’ VR Phones to Android

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Google listed eight phone manufacturers which is says are working on Daydream Ready VR phones, noting that several of them would launch this fall: Samsung. It’s particularly interesting to see Samsung at the front of Google’s list of Daydream Ready phone manufacturers.

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?

Report: HTC to Merge VR and Smartphone Divisions as President of Smartphones Resigns

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Update (12:25 ET) : We’ve reached out to HTC and are waiting on further confirmation. HTC told Engadget that Chang stepped down from his 6-year stint at the company to pursue his “personal career plan,” exactly what that entails, we’re not sure at this time.

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Review: Samsung Odyssey Sits Among The Best VR Headsets


Leading the pack with a superior resolution is Samsung’s Odyssey, which sports the same resolution (1440×1600 per eye) as the yet-to-be-released Vive Pro. We called the Odyssey 2017s best VR hardware partly because it legitimized Microsoft’s efforts to enter the VR market after Facebook and HTC and those extra pixels are key to their effort. At CES we also tried the Vive Pro, which uses the same resolution Samsung display. Reviews odyssey samsung

Samsung Reveals 4K ExynosVR Standalone Reference Design With Eye-Tracking


All-in-one VR headsets are set to become a reality by the end of the year, and Samsung has finally revealed its take on the concept. We don’t know what Samsung’s plans for the device are just yet but given that this is a prototype for potential future products it’s very possible any consumer products that come out of this design sport eye-tracking too. We’ve reached out to Samsung to ask for more information on the device.

HTC: Vive Pro is Targeted at Prosumers and Will Be “more expensive” Than Consumer Vive

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VR/AR expert Antony Vitillo (aka ‘ Skarred Ghost ‘) got an opportunity to speak with HTC Vive China President Alvin Wang Graylin recently, and while Graylin predictably couldn’t answer the question on everyone’s mind—”how much is Vive Pro going to cost?”—we

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‘Wands’ Comes to HTC Vive via Viveport Today, Cross-play & Steam Launch Coming Soon

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Wands (2017) , the first-person magic-dueling game, is available today for HTC Vive via Viveport. The game will also be available through Viveport subscription , HTC’s monthly games’ subscription service.

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HTC Vive Mobile Phone Spotted in Promotional Video

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An HTC Vive phone has been spotted in a promotional video leaked ahead of a scheduled press conference on January 12th. HTC 2017? This video may indicate HTC is ready to make that move, using its now established Vive brand.

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Samsung Gear VR Internet app gets WebVR support


At least compared to the likes of the HTC Vive or Oculus Rift. Archive Samsung Samsung Gear VR virtual reality vr web browserThe problem with smartphone-powered virtual reality experiences is the dearth of significant content for the platform.

Samsung’s Odyssey VR Headset Is On The Horizon


An odyssey is an epic journey, and Samsung’s Odyssey VR headset seems to be the latest upcoming step in theirs. Unlike the Samsung Gear VR , a headset co-developed with Oculus, the Odyssey VR headset seems to be an actual standalone VR headset for usage with PC.

Samsung Confirms 5 Million Gear VR Mobile Headsets Sold To Date


At CES 2017 today, VentureBeat reports that Samsung Electronics America chief Tim Baxter has officially stated during the company’s press event that they’ve officially sold 5 million Samsung Gear VR headsets, which are powered by the Oculus Home platform. Just last week mobile headset manufacturer Homido told UploadVR that they had sold over 500,000 of their own devices, but a leading brand like Samsung outpacing them with 10x the results should come as no surprise.

HTC Unveils New Vive Pro Headset & Wireless Adapter


It’s been nearly two years since HTC first introduced the Vive VR headset, opening up an entirely new world of room-scale VR that’s had us dodging arrows and bumping into furniture ever since. HTC is promising Vive Pro upgrades this quarter with full availability later this year.

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Display Week 2018: New Samsung, JDI and LG Panels For VR Compared


and Samsung were shown during Display Week in Los Angeles. Samsung had three VR headsets mounted in a row, each with more pixels packed into a smaller display. Unlike the Samsung and LG panels, an LCD panel from Japan Display Inc.

First Glimpse of HTC’s Standalone Vive Headset Powered by Google Daydream, Launching Later This Year

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Google and HTC are partnering up on Google’s new standalone Daydream VR initiative which will see fully-self contained mobile VR headsets built on Android. HTC has teased a first look at its mobile Vive Daydream headset which is an interesting design departure from the Vive PC headset.

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Samsung Launches Relúm?no App To Help The Visually Impaired


The virtual reality (VR) wars are starting to heat up, with HTC announcing earlier today that it is slashing the price of its Vive VR headset from $800 to $600 — a month after Facebook scythed prices for the Oculus Rift headset and Oculus Touch controller. And now Samsung has just announced the official launch of Relúmĭno , an application to help those with visual impairments see more clearly. Tagged with: samsung Facebook Twitter Reddit More. Health Care samsung

HTC Aims to Create a ‘Mobile OpenVR’ in China with Vive Wave VR Platform

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On stage at Vive Developer Conference in Beijing, HTC today unveiled their upcoming standalone VR headset, Vive Focus. Image courtesy HTC. HTC says the Vive Wave VR SDK offers an open interface enabling interoperability between numerous mobile VR headsets and accessories.

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Justice League VR Coming to HTC Vive & Oculus Rift


Expected to be rolled out in phases prior to the theatrical opening on November 17, 2017, the Justice League VR experience will have a four-stage unveiling that culminates with a full blown room-scale experience for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, Google DayDream and Sony PSVR.

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Steam Survey: HTC Vive Neck and Neck with Oculus Rift After Repeated Gains

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Valve’s monthly Steam hardware and software survey is out again, and it appears HTC Vive is holding firm ground on the platform after Oculus Rift took majority market share in March as the most popular VR headset on Steam.

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New Trademark Labels HTC Standalone Headset As Vive Focus


This is likely the name of HTC’s standalone VR headset coming soon. When Oculus first revealed its prototype standalone VR headset, code-named Santa Cruz, back in 2016, we all new a response from HTC was inevitable. Image Credit: HTC.

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Telekinetic Puzzle ‘Esper’ to Launch on PSVR & Oculus Go This Week, HTC Vive in July

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Esper is also slated to launch on HTC Vive via Steam on July 6th. Esper will launch on Oculus Go, PSVR and HTC Vive for $8. The post Telekinetic Puzzle ‘Esper’ to Launch on PSVR & Oculus Go This Week, HTC Vive in July appeared first on Road to VR.

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Community Download: Do You Still Use Your Samsung Gear VR?


We’ve covered a lot of topics over the past year in Community Download and this week we thought it made sense to focus on the undisputed leader in VR hardware sales : the Samsung Gear VR. We’ve gone on record as dubbing the Gear VR + motion controller + Samsung Galaxy S8 as the best mobile VR experience you can possibly have right now. But that being said, it feels like most of the best VR experiences are on PlayStation VR (PSVR,) Oculus Rift , and HTC Vive.

Samsung Disables Google Daydream VR on Galaxy Phones


While Samsung always had a clear plan that Google and its Android are just some of operating systems the company ships their products with, the company never disabled features that come with Android… until now. Please stay tuned for further updates,” Samsung said in a statement.

Samsung might have a gamepad for the Gear VR coming soon


Systems like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive use an approximation of our hands via control sticks. The Samsung Gear … Continue reading. Archive Accessories Game Controller gaming Samsung Samsung Gear VR virtual reality vr

CCP Games’ Gunjack 2: End of Shift Blasts onto Samsung Gear VR

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SRP across all available platforms – for Gear VR and Oculus Rift on the Oculus Store, for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift on Steam, and for PlayStation VR on the PlayStation Store.

Sony, Facebook, Google, and Samsung Dominate VR, With Over 50% Market Share


Samsung follows with another mobile headset (Gear VR). And HTC is close behind with its high-end headset, Vive, thanks to its partnership with Valve and the very popular Steam platform. Tagged with: facebook , market share , oculus , sony htc. VR Industry News facebook market share oculus sony htcVR is hot! But is it permanent?

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HTC ‘Link’ Headset Brings 6DOF To Mobile VR In Japan


Earlier this morning HTC announced that a brand new mobile virtual reality headset powered by their upcoming flagship model smartphone, the HTC U11, will be coming to Japanese consumers this June alongside a Ghost in the Shell tie-in experience. HTC U 11.

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HTC Vive Overtakes VR/AR Outlook In GDC State of the Industry Survey


In the 2016 State of the Industry report , Oculus Rift dominated conversations over all other headsets largely in part because a significant amount had tried the device (77% for Rift) over Google Cardboard (46%), Gear VR (31%), PlayStation VR (21%), and well over the HTC Vive (19%).

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