Samsung Announces Improved HMD Odyssey Plus

VRScout

The latest edition of Samsung’s Odyssey VR headset promises better visuals and a more comfortable fit. For assistance interacting with the real-world while in headset, Samsung has turned the Odyssey Plus controllers into mixed reality flashlights of sorts. Image Credit: Samsung.

Samsung Livestream Tomorrow May Contain Surprise VR Announcement

UploadVR

samsung VR Industry News announcement livestream news

Samsung Files Patent For 180 Degree VR Headset With Curved OLED Displays

UploadVR

Samsung filed a patent application for a VR headset with a field of view of at least 180 degrees. But if Samsung did decide to go forwards with this design, they could leverage their competitive advantage as the world’s largest small OLED panel manufacturer. Samsung Galaxy smartphones already incorporate curved OLED technology. In an October interview with Lowyat.NET , the CEO of Samsung Electronics confirmed that the company was heavily looking in to both VR and AR.

Samsung Is Working on a VR-AR Hybrid Headset, Already Tested ‘Prototype’

UploadVR

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 Introduces Pro-focused ‘360 Round’ Camera for 4K 3D Livestreaming

Road to VR

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.

Original Samsung Odyssey Down to $350 As Odyssey+ Supposedly Launches

UploadVR

Yesterday we reported that Samsung had finally revealed its long-rumored Samsung Odyssey+ , an upgraded version of its Windows VR headset. Or at least Samsung says it is. Apparently it’s available via both Samsung’s online store and the Microsoft store. Odyssey+ will also be coming to Korea, China, Hong Kong and Brazil at a later date, though once again Samsung isn’t listing Europe for release. The Samsung Odyssey++, perhaps?

Samsung Filed A Patent For Magnetic VR Hand Controllers

UploadVR

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.

Report: Samsung Working On Wireless AR/VR Headset With Microsoft

UploadVR

It sounds like Samsung is working on a new headset that will utilize both virtual and augmented reality technology. That is according to the Korea Times , which cites a Samsung official familiar with the company’s plans. Last year, Samsung released the Odyssey PC VR headset under Microsoft’s Windows-based ‘mixed reality’ banner, which was easily the best of the five headsets featured in that line. Tagged with: samsung Facebook Twitter Reddit More.

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

UploadVR

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 Officially Announces New Gear VR And Galaxy Note 7

UploadVR

samsung VR Industry News 7 announce announcement edge galaxy gear vr Hardware Headset mobile new Note release

Samsung Starts Creator Program To Spur VR Software Development

UploadVR

As its virtual reality technology continues to gain popularity, Samsung today launched a program aimed at encouraging development of VR content. Called The post Samsung Starts Creator Program To Spur VR Software Development appeared first on UploadVR.

Global Virtual Reality Industry to Reach $7.2 Billion in Revenues in 2017

Road to VR

In a new Virtual Reality Industry Report, Greenlight Insights forecasts modest VR industry growth in the short term, growing into a major global content marketplace by 2021. What’s Inside the Virtual Reality Industry Report: Spring 2017.

Why Israel Is A Hotbed For The AR Industry

UploadVR

Other prominent computer vision and 3D design-focused corporations that pervaded the Israeli market are Intel, Samsung, Google, and Autodesk. If that happens, Israel can become the top global center for the AR industry.

Israel 203

CES 2018: Watch Samsung’s Press Conference Right Here

UploadVR

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.

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

UploadVR

2016 was the true birth of the virtual reality industry , so outlook was all over the place depending on who you spoke with and it makes sense that the perspective of GDC attendees would be valued. Source: GDC 2017 State of the Industry Report.

Survey 214

These Are The Stocks You Could Buy To Invest In The VR Industry

UploadVR

The VR and AR markets are full of companies of various sizes with many roles in the VR industry, when you consider how many verticals there are it can get confusing. Samsung – KRX: 005930 – GearVR (partnership with Oculus VR) and 360 Camera.

Samsung’s Exploding Phones Spread To North America

UploadVR

samsung VR Industry News danger exploding explosion note 7 psa recall smartphone

Samsung Trademarks ‘Anti-Screen Door Effect’ AMOLED Display

UploadVR

A recent trademark filing from Samsung suggests the company may be ready to introduce an even better VR display. There, Samsung showcased a screen with a filter specifically designed to combat screen door effect, showcasing a virtual movie poster inside. Samsung is expected to reveal its next enlarged smartphone, the Galaxy Note 9, a month from now at an event on August 9th, and we can’t help but wonder if this new feature will be included in the phone.

Samsung’s Galaxy S9 AR Reveal Has Been Leaked

UploadVR

It looks like Samsung was planning something a little different for the reveal of its S9 smartphone this year, but it’s backfired a little. All signs point towards Samsung announcing its new flagship smartphone at its Mobile World Congress Unpacked press conference in Barcelona this Sunday. In the past, Samsung has used its Gear VR headset to reveal new Galaxy phones, so we’re not surprised to see it now using AR to do the same for this year’s model.

Samsung Reveals Galaxy Note 8 Smartphone

UploadVR

Surprising just about no one, Samsung today revealed the latest in its series of enlarged smartphones, the Galaxy Note 8. It also continues Samsung’s Infinity Display initiative, reducing bezel and making room for the largest screen ever on a Note device. The Note 8 is compatible with Gear VR, the mobile-based headset made by Samsung itself in partnership with Oculus. Samsung Gear VR VR Industry News

Samsung Galaxy S9 And S9+ Are Daydream Ready Too

UploadVR

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. Tagged with: Samsung Galaxy S9 Facebook Twitter Reddit More. Google Daydream Samsung Gear VR VR Industry News Samsung Galaxy S9

Samsung Trademarks ‘Perfect Reality’, ‘Odyssey Z’ Ahead Of Note 9 Reveal

UploadVR

It’s that time of year again; Samsung is getting ready to reveal its next enlarged smartphone, the Galaxy Note 9, at an Unpacked event on August 9th. Though Samsung has a (very good) Windows VR headset named the Odyssey, the company also revealed the Samsung Notebook Odyssey Z earlier this year, and this trademark almost certainly refers to its European release. Samsung Gear VR VR Industry News samsung

Samsung Launches Six Indie VR Projects

UploadVR

Six indie VR projects are now available on the Samsung VR Video service via the Oculus store. The debut episodes are the product of a new program from Samsung looking to fund indie filmmakers while encouraging them to use the 360 Round — a high-end VR camera from Samsung that sells for more than $10,000. The program from Samsung includes a grant and a camera loan. Tagged with: samsung Facebook Twitter Reddit More. VR VR Industry News samsung

Oculus Removes Samsung Note 7 Gear VR Support ‘Until Further Notice’

UploadVR

The bad news just keeps on coming for Samsung and its latest phablet, the Galaxy Note 7. Samsung has ceased production on the phone for now. It uses a new USB Type-C port, though also features adapters so past Samsung phones can still be used.

Samsung’s Note 7 Banned From All Flights, Even As Cargo

UploadVR

The Samsung Note 7 is no longer allowed on airplanes, even as cargo, as the phone is officially banned by the Department of Transportation. Samsung recalled the fire-prone device and sent out replacements before they, too, reportedly caught fire , leading Samsung to end production.

7 Must-Have Samsung Gear VR Apps and Experiences

VRScout

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.

Report: Samsung To Rebrand Gear VR As Galaxy VR

UploadVR

After nearly four years on the market, Samsung’s Gear VR smartphone-based headset may be getting a rebrand. A report from Sammobile states that Samsung will soon rename the Oculus-powered device to Galaxy VR. That name would bring it in-line with the company’s Galaxy series of smartphones that power the device, and Samsung is said to also be rebranding other Gear peripherals under the same banner. We’ve reached out to Samsung for comment on the rumor.

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

UploadVR

With the recent introduction of The post Samsung Has Bought a Cloud-Computing Company that Could Give Mobile VR a Big Boost appeared first on UploadVR. samsung VR Headsets VR Industry News gear vr google daydream Joyent mobile VR

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 Is The Most Powerful Gear VR-Ready Phone Yet

UploadVR

Yesterday’s Samsung Galaxy Note 9 reveal came and went without so much as a mention of Gear VR, but rest assured the new device will support the Oculus-powered headset. Samsung confirmed to UploadVR that the Note 9 will support the current iteration of the Gear, though it will need an adapter to fit it. The Note 9’s main draw is its power, which bests any phone Samsung has put out so far. Samsung Gear VR VR Industry News Samsung Galaxy Note 9

First Impressions Of The New 2017 Samsung Gear 360 Camera

UploadVR

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.

Note 8 Works With Previous Model Gear VR, But Samsung Doesn’t Recommend It

UploadVR

When Samsung’s Note 8 smartphone launches on Sept. This latest iteration doesn’t boast any new features, but Samsung did say that it was the only version of the device the Note 8 would support. So we reached out to Samsung to ask about Note 8 Gear VR compatibility. We followed up with Samsung. Samsung Gear VR VR Industry News15 it will be accompanied by a new version of the company’s Gear VR headset , made in partnership with Oculus.

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

UploadVR

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.

Samsung Reveals New Gear VR For Galaxy Note 8

UploadVR

As rumors last week suggested, Samsung has indeed got a new Gear VR prepped and ready to go for the launch of its Galaxy Note 8 smartphone, also revealed today. Samsung does have a standalone VR headset in the works, though, which has inside-out positional tracking. Samsung Gear VR VR Industry NewsIt doesn’t sound like much is new in this update; it’s simply bigger to accommodate the new phone, which features the biggest screen on a Note device ever (6.3

Samsung Confirms Galaxy Note 7 and When It Will Be Announced

UploadVR

samsung VR Industry News Galaxy Note 7 google daydream new gear vr

Google, Sony And Oculus Unite To Establish VR Industry Standards

VRScout

Google, Sony, Oculus, Samsung, Acer and HTC have combined their efforts in order to create a healthy and equal industry for virtual reality hardware and software to develop and expand. The post Google, Sony And Oculus Unite To Establish VR Industry Standards appeared first on VRScout.