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Samsung Partners with Google & Qualcomm to Release Android-powered XR Device

Road to VR

Samsung’s 2023 Unpacked event was all about the company’s Galaxy S23 hardware, although at the end of its hour-long presentation the South Korean tech giant announced it was working with Qualcomm and Google to develop an XR device. Samsung was one of the first truly massive tech companies to develop VR hardware.

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HTC is Giving Away 2 Free Months of Viveport Infinity to Samsung Odyssey Owners

Road to VR

Oculus Rift and Valve Index owners got their own promotions recently for a few free months of Viveport Infinity, HTC’s Netflix-style VR game distribution platform. Now it’s Samsung HMD Odyssey’s turn, as Odyssey owners can get in on the deal.

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HTC To Unveil VIVE Flow Business Edition Goggles

XR Today - Virtual Reality

HTC VIVE announced on Tuesday it will expand the availability of its VIVE Flow compact VR goggles with a novel Business Edition version. The devices are set to train, work, collaborate remotely, and enhance classroom interactions for its users across sectors, including education, healthcare, and many others, HTC VIVE explained.

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Samsung's Android-Powered Headset Could Be Revealed 'Later This Year'

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During its I/O 2023 conference, Google said it will share more about its 'Android collaboration' with Samsung on 'immersive XR' later this year. Our partnership on WearOS with Samsung has been amazing, and I'm excited about our new Android collaboration on immersive XR. Samsung had a somewhat more successful history in VR.

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Samsung Reportedly Plans Headset For Developers Next Year

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Samsung reportedly plans to send out an AR/VR headset to developers next year. South Korean outlet Electronic Times reports Samsung has already built prototypes and is testing samples for production. In late 2017 Samsung launched Odyssey , a Windows VR headset, and a year later the successor Odyssey+.

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The XR Week Peek (2023.02.08): Samsung is back to XR, Echo VR gets shut down, and more!

The Ghost Howls

I’m sorry about that, but it’s still a miracle I’ve managed to write it… Top news of the week (Leaked image from Samsung video) Samsung is back to XR with Google and Qualcomm The big news of the week is that Samsung is back to XR. This is huge because we know that Samsung is able to always deliver good hardware.

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HTC Teases Return to Phones With Metaverse Hype

GizModo VR

HTC once owned a sizable portion of the global smartphone market share, but it could never keep up with Samsung, and in 2017, the company sold most of its phone IP to Google. After staying in the shadows for several years, HTC is now planning its return to smartphones, though fans of its previous HTC One devices… Read more.

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