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).” Image courtesy Microsoft.

Samsung Announces Improved HMD Odyssey Plus

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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 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. Image courtesy Samsung.

Samsung Reportedly Developing Their Own Wireless AR/VR Headset

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It appears as though the hybrid headset market is shaping up to be the latest trend in immersive entertainment as it’s now being reported that Samsung may be in the process of developing their own AR/VR headset similar to that of Apple’s recently announced device. Photo of Samsung Odyssey.

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

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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. Apparently, this new headset is a premium, wireless device that is being made in partnership with Microsoft. Now, Samsung thinks the mixed reality market is a bit more promising than VR or AR in wider usability and adaptability.

New Samsung Odyssey+ Headset Revealed in FCC Documents

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Samsung appears to be developing a followup to its Odyssey VR headset which launched late last year. A ‘Samsung HMD Odyssey+’ sporting a new model number has appeared in FCC documentation, suggesting that the device is nearing a launch-ready state.

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. Image courtesy Samsung.

5 Windows VR Headsets Now Available for Pre-Order Including Samsung Odyssey

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Since Microsoft provided its list of OEMs the same reference design, all of the available headsets except Samsung Odyssey follow the basic specs below. Samsung HMD Odyssey. Samsung HMD Odyssey Pre-order.

Microsoft Joins OpenXR, Becoming a Decisive Backer in the Open, Royalty-free VR/AR Standard

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Khronos Group , the consortium behind the OpenXR project which aims to standardize the way applications communicate with AR and VR headsets, just added Microsoft to its ranks. Up until now, it wasn’t clear which way Microsoft was headed.

Samsung Odyssey+ Side-by-side Shows Subtle Redesign, Hopeful Ergonomic Improvements

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The standout feature for Samsung’s new Odyssey+ headset is its so-called “anti-SDE” display, but beyond that it appears that the headset has actually seen minor adjustments in a handful of areas. SEE ALSO Samsung Odyssey on Sale for $350 in Light of Odyssey+ Launch.

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.

The Best Samsung Odyssey Deal for Black Friday 2017

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We’re keeping tabs on the best Samsung Odyssey deals during Black Friday 2017 through Cyber Monday as they come in. Samsung HMD Odyssey Deal Baseline. The Best Samsung VR Headset Black Friday Deal. Image courtesy Samsung. Other Samsung Odyssey Deals to Consider.

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.

Watch Microsoft’s Windows VR Event With Halo, Samsung Odyssey And More

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Yesterday Microsoft held an event detailing the imminent launch of its new Windows 10 VR headsets. Over the course of the event Microsoft’s Alex Kipman gives us a tour of the new home space that users will explore and customise inside these new devices. Microsoft VR Industry New

Microsoft’s Newest Headset Advert Focuses in on Portability, Ease of Use & Travel

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Microsoft’s special Windows “Mixed Reality” event today saw the unveiling of its latest addition to the VR family, the Samsung HMD Odyssey, and also announced that all VR headsets slated to ship before holiday season are currently in pre-order.

Microsoft Just Bought VR Social App AltspaceVR

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Microsoft is rescuing the beloved VR social network. The Silicon Valley social VR startup that has taken us on a roller coaster ride of emotions over the past months has big news—AltspaceVR has been acquired by Microsoft. Microsoft’s lineup of VR headsets.

Microsoft is Adding Pass-through Video to Windows VR Headsets

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This week Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17723 to users who are part of the Windows Insider Program. Microsoft says the video portals are “low-latency,” but doesn’t offer more detail.

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.

Samsung HMD Odyssey+ upgrade tackles the big VR issue

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Samsung is starting the work week by announcing something of a refresh for its HMD Odyssey headset. Archive Microsoft mixed reality Samsung virtual reality vr vr headset Windows 10

Microsoft Discounts Windows VR Headsets for Black Friday Sale, Up to $100 Off

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Microsoft’s Windows “Mixed Reality” headsets are now on sale for up to $100, bringing the cheapest among them to just $300. Samsung HMD Odyssey Windows Mixed Reality Headset – $500 $449. Image courtesy Microsoft. Samsung Odyssey Specs.

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

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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’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

7 Must-Have Samsung Gear VR Apps and Experiences

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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.

Samsung Odyssey’s OLED Display Stands Out Among Windows VR Headsets

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Samsung’s VR headset for Windows 10 — the Odyssey — is equipped with OLED display panels. We saw the headset leaked recently but now a page on Microsoft’s store was noted on Reddit that reveals the Samsung headset is priced around $500 with motion controllers included and Nov. It features a resolution of 2880 x 1600, compared with 2880×1440 on other headsets from Microsoft’s partners. VR Industry News microsoft samsung

Microsoft Adds ‘Flashlight’ Camera Feature To Windows VR Headsets

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Headsets running Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality platform, like those from companies such as Acer, Lenovo and Samsung, can access the new feature with the latest Windows 10 Insider build. From the Microsoft blog post linked earlier: You can open a portal into your real world at any time via the Start menu, a button shortcut, or a voice command. This “Mixed Reality Flashlight” looks like a good first step for Microsoft.

Microsoft Launches Its Windows VR Platform

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As part of today’s free Fall Creators Update for Windows 10, Microsoft is launching its own platform — officially dubbed “Windows Mixed Reality” — that supports multiple headsets made by some of the most recognized electronics manufacturers in the world. You’ll also be able to access the Windows Store and download native VR apps like Halo: Recruit , offering just a small taste of Microsoft’s famed gaming franchise in VR for the first time.

Google, Facebook and Microsoft Line Up For VR Standalone Push

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Over the next two weeks we are expecting major announcements related to VR from Microsoft, Google and Facebook. Microsoft. Halo is coming to Microsoft-based immersive systems. Microsoft is also expected to roll out the Xbox One X in November.

CES 2018: Watch Samsung’s Press Conference Right Here

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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

Microsoft Announcing New Hub – Microsoft Reactor

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This week, Microsoft announced the launch of Microsoft Reactor in San Francisco —the flagship hub for the tech giant’s efforts in mixed reality (MR). “We are at the threshold of the next revolution in computing,” Liz Hamren, corporate vice president of Microsoft Devices Marketing, wrote in a blog post. Earlier this month, the company announced a new Windows Mixed Reality headset from Samsung , called the Samsung HMD Odyssey.

Steam Preview For Microsoft VR Headsets Arrives Nov. 15

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Microsoft is planning to make a preview of its SteamVR integration available on Nov. The preview should make hundreds of VR apps available on Steam playable on headsets from Acer, Lenovo, HP, Dell and Samsung. So far, Microsoft has only offered access to developers through closed access to a Steam app. Tagged with: microsoft , steam , valve Facebook Twitter Reddit More. VR Industry News microsoft steam valve

Samsung Has Bought a Cloud-Computing Company that Could Give.

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Samsung Has Bought a Cloud-Computing Company that Could Give Mobile VR a Big Boost With the recent introduction of Google Daydream , the mobile VR space is heating up. Now a new acquisition from Samsung could help to power even more immersive VR on smartphones.

Unity 5.5 Update Brings Microsoft Hololens Integration And More

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includes a collection of new enhancements and also now comes Microsoft Hololens ready. The engine’s compatibility with in-app purchases has also been expanded to include Cloud Mulah and Xiaomi in addition to platforms like Google Play, iOS, and Samsung. Tagged with: development , game engine , HoloLens , microsoft , unity. AR Development Mixed Reality development game engine HoloLens microsoft unity

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Review: Samsung Odyssey Sits Among The Best VR Headsets

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Late last year Microsoft’s partners unleashed a collection of headsets powered by the company’s tracking technology. 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. Odyssey costs more than the other Microsoft headsets, around $500 officially, and doesn’t feature the flip-up display that’s so useful to developers. Reviews odyssey samsung

Samsung’s Odyssey VR Headset Is On The Horizon

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An odyssey is an epic journey, and Samsung’s Odyssey VR headset seems to be the latest upcoming step in theirs. The timing of this coincides with the upcoming Microsoft Mixed Reality Event next week and SDC next month.

Microsoft Improves SteamVR Performance In Latest Build

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An update coming this spring, and available early to Windows Insiders with the 17115 build, is said to improve the performance of some games purchased through Steam for Microsoft-backed headsets like the Samsung Odyssey. According to a blog post from Microsoft, the update includes: A brand-new environment. If you have one of the Microsoft-backed headsets please chime in the comments below sharing how the new update improves the experience.

Samsung HMD Odyssey is the highest-end Windows Mixed Reality headset yet

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Samsung is one of a collection of brand making Windows Mixed Reality headsets this year, coming first with the Odyssey. The Samsung HMD Odyssey works with 2x AMOLED displays, a 110-degree field of view, 6 DOF inside-out positional tracking, and a pair of AKG headphones.

Microsoft Promises ‘Biggest’ E3 Ever As Xbox VR Support Remains In Question

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This time last year we had all our money on an E3 reveal for Microsoft’s Xbox VR plans. Well, that didn’t happen, but we’ve still got our fingers crossed for this year, especially as Microsoft is promising big things. In the same message, the company confirmed that its traditional press conference will be taking place at the Microsoft Theater at 1PM PT on June 10th. Microsoft VR Industry News Xbox One X

Microsoft Studios Developing Multiple Windows VR Games, Won’t Talk Xbox

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Microsoft’s powerful 4K console, the Xbox One X (formerly known as Project Scorpio) just released to the public this week. Back then, a whole year and a half ago, VR support was confirmed and Microsoft even announced at its press conference that Fallout 4 VR would be making its way to the console at some point. According to Microsoft, it doesn’t want to “distract” developers with VR support just yet.

Microsoft aquires AltspaceVR

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AltspaceVR , the virtual reality social network that hosts events like stand-up comedy or presidential debate-watching parties, is now part of Microsoft. After a sudden shutdown due to a drop in funding in July, Microsoft obviously has now come to the rescue. Microsoft has no plans to kill off the AltspaceVR, or stop it working on rival VR platforms. AltspaceVR is available for Google Daydream, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Samsung Gear VR, but not Windows Mixed Reality.

Community Download: Are Oculus and HTC The Apple and Microsoft of VR?

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For every Nintendo there is a Sega and for every Apple there is a Microsoft. There are a handful of major players already cutting their teeth in VR including Google, Sony and Samsung; but the two titans sitting at the top of the heap are Oculus and HTC. HTC/Microsoft .

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Spec Sheet: Samsung, Dell, Acer, Asus Lenovo And HP’s Windows VR Headsets Compared

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Two weeks from today Microsoft finally launches its grand vision for virtual reality on Windows 10. Microsoft VR Industry NewsOn October 17th the company will release several new headsets, made in partnership with select companies, running on its new Windows Mixed Reality platform. But which headset is right for you? To answer that question, we’ve drafted up the below graph, which gives you an overview of the specs for each device stacked up to their prices and release dates.

Microsoft’s HoloLens Mall Demos Bring Early AR Glasses To The Masses

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Surprisingly, Microsoft is taking steps to change that, as it recently added HoloLens AR headset demos to its retail stores , letting mall shoppers go hands-on with a potentially transformative technology. I say “potentially” because many companies — Microsoft, Google, and Apple among them — expect that augmented reality is going to be a big deal some day, but the hardware is currently stuck in a rut.

Microsoft Research reveals more FlashBack VR tech details

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Things like Google Cardboard and the Samsung Gear VR does significantly lower the barrier to entry, but it still requires an investment in a … Continue reading. Archive computing Microsoft research virtual reality vr