Leaked Concept Videos Show Samsung’s Take On AR Glasses

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Project virtual screens, fly drones, and dim the lights with ‘Samsung Glasses Lite.’ Referred to in the videos as ‘Samsung Glasses Lite,’ this proof-of-concept represents what a pair of AR glasses made by the company could look like in the years ahead.

Samsung’s Leaked AR Concept Videos Reveal Its Augmented Ambitions

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Leaked concept video featuring two Samsung AR devices has come to light. WalkingCat was also involved in leaking photos of Oculus Quest 2 before it was launched, and Lenovo’s latest ThinkReality AR glasses for enterprise before it was announced at CES this year.

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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. This means that if developers want to continue to support Gear VR in their future app updates, they won’t be able to leverage new Oculus SDK features or bug fixes.

Samsung is Terminating Its VR Video Apps on All Devices

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With the end of Samsung Gear VR, it seems the South Korean tech giant is also doing away with its VR video apps as well. The company is ending service for all of its Samsung XR apps across the web, mobile, and VR headset platforms. Image courtesy Samsung.

The XR Week Peek (2021.02.22): Samsung AR glasses leaked, Kura price revealed, and much more!

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This week in XR hasn’t had any explosive news, but it was interesting nonetheless: in particular we had cool info on AR glasses, with some news from Kura, Lynx, and Samsung. Samsung AR glasses concept has been leaked. Oculus is selling refurbished Quest for $199.

‘Catan VR’ On Oculus Quest Is Proof We Need More VR Board Games

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Catan VR , a modern adaptation of the original 1995 board game Settlers of Catan is finally available on Oculus Quest and Oculus Quest 2 headsets. Cross-platform support allows you battle other players on Rift/Rift S, Go, and Samsung Gear VR.

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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. Oculus Quest competitor).

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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. Image courtesy Samsung.

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.

Modders Are Bringing The Original 1993 DOOM To Oculus Quest

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In a video posted to Reddit yesterday, developers Dr. Beef and baggyG—the same team responsible for bringing Half-Life , Quake , and Quake 2 to VR via the Oculus Quest—teased the arrival of another classic franchise on standalone headsets. “They are rage, brutal, without mercy.

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Jaw-Dropping Oculus TV Documentary ‘Everest VR’ Is An Absolute Must-Watch

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Available now via Oculus TV, the three-part series begins in the French Alps following a handful of the world’s most accomplished mountain adventure athletes, including a world-class steep skier who spends his summers building climbing and mountain biking trails for other adventurers.

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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. SEE ALSO Best Buy Holiday Deals Slash Prices on Oculus Rift, PSVR Bundles & More. An important distinction: Samsung Odyssey+ boasts the same resolution as HTC Vive Pro, but at a remarkably lower price—HTC Vive Pro costs $800 for just the headset, no basestations or controllers included.

Samsung XR and EarthX Debut Environmentally-focused 360 Short Films

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Samsung has partnered with EarthX to debut a dozen immersive short films on the Samsung XR video platform from environmentally-focused filmmakers. Samsung XR is Samsung’s immersive video platform, and home to more than 10,000 videos. Image courtesy Samsung, EarthXR.

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.

YouTube VR Reveals Samsung Gear VR Shared Viewing

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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. By clicking on the “Watch Together” icon located beneath the play controls on both the Google Daydream View and Samsung Gear VR, users can join their friends, or complete strangers, in online, shared VR rooms. YouTube VR is available for free via the Oculus Store.

Community Download: Does The VR Market Need A New Samsung Odyssey?

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For today, we want to see what you think about the new Samsung Odyssey patent and whether there is a place for it in the current VR market. Samsung is no stranger to virtual reality. Since then they’ve also released the Samsung Odyssey and Odyssey+ PC VR headsets.

ZeniMax Files Complaint Against Samsung For Powering Gear VR With Oculus

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Following the $500 million verdict that ZeniMax Media achieved in its case against Facebook-owned VR company, Oculus, ZeniMax (plaintiff) has officially filed a new complaint with a demand for a jury trial against Samsung (defendant). ” The complaint goes on to say that “Samsung has used, and continues to utilize, ZeniMax’s VR technology (or derivatives thereof) that was misappropriated by Oculus.”

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 $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.

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 Bug-Eyed Patent, Quest’s Big Christmas & Win Audica! – VRecap

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Okay, let’s state the facts here: These Samsung Odyssey patents are exciting, they’re not yet confirmed to be real, and they’d make me look like Jeff Goldblum in the worst way. GIVEAWAY: Win A Free Copy Of Audica On Oculus Quest!

Facebook’s Bosworth: Quest 2 Has Outsold All Oculus Headsets Combined

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During an interview with Bloomberg this week, Facebook Reality Labs VP, Andrew Bosworth, said that Quest 2 has outsold all Oculus headsets combined, a significant milestone for a headset which has only been available for five and a half months.

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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. Unlike cardboard, however, it features a dedicated gyroscope and accelerometer, and runs the same Oculus Mobile platform and store as the Oculus Go. We don’t know, though, if next year’s Samsung phones will continue to support VR.

Catch Billie Eilish Live In VR This September On Oculus Venues

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Earlier this week Oculus announced that their next Oculus Venues live performance will feature 17-year-old pop megastar Billie Eilish, marking the first time the American singer-songwriter will perform remotely for a VR audience. “It’s Image Credit: VRScout, Oculus. “’Copycat’ is really fun. Using the Oculus Venues “solo-viewing” and “social-viewing” options, fans can enjoy the performance privately or dance alongside fellow attendees in a shared space.

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

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The bad news just keeps on coming for Samsung and its latest phablet, the Galaxy Note 7. First thought to be the most advanced phone yet for Oculus’ Gear VR, the handset now doesn’t support the headset at all. Oculus this week disabled Galaxy Note 7 support for the mobile headset following reports that the phone was still having issues after already being recalled once. Samsung has ceased production on the phone for now.

Samsung Gear VR being put to rest as Oculus apps slowly go dark

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Samsung Showcases 4K UHD Display For VR

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It looks like a 4K Samsung Gear VR might be a lot closer than we thought. At the Display Week conference in San Francisco, CA this week – Samsung showcased a number of next generations of displays, but it was the VR area that (obviously) caught our eye most. The post Samsung Showcases 4K UHD Display For VR appeared first on UploadVR. samsung 360 video 4k display display gear vr mobile VR oculus oculus rift virtual reality VR

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’s New Galaxy S10 Lineup Announced with Gear VR Support

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Samsung today announced its latest and greatest flagship phone lineup, the Galaxy S10, S10+, S10e, and S10 5G. Gear VR, a snap-in smartphone headset, was released initially way back in 2014, but Samsung is continuing to support the product line which has seen several iterations over the years, each offering support for the company’s newer Galaxy phones. SEE ALSO Samsung Launches Odyssey+ Windows VR Headset with "Anti-SDE" Display. Image courtesy Samsung.

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.

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. SEE ALSO Samsung Suggests High-Powered, Standalone VR Headset To Compete With Rift and Vive. The post Samsung Teases 6-DoF Standalone VR Headset as Company’s ‘Next Mobile VR System’ appeared first on Road to VR.

Samsung Gear VR App Aids The Visually Impaired

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This new Samsung tool is using VR to bring sight to the near-blind. Relúmĭno is an app that pairs with the Samsung Gear VR to serve as a smart aid for these people, allowing them to engage with the world like never before. Samsung users with newer models of Galaxy smartphones, including the Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, S8 and S8+ can download Relúmĭno for free in the Oculus Store in both English and Korean. News Gear VR Relúmĭno Samsung Gear VR Vision

‘Virtual Desktop’ Arrives On Oculus Go & Gear VR This Week

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An official release for the Oculus Quest is scheduled for 2019. Released back in March of 2016, Virtual Desktop is a handy utility application that allows users the ability to view and access their desktop computer from the comfort of their Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, or WMR headset. Users are also free to use the Oculus Go and Gear VR 3DoF controllers to navigate the app as if using a conventional mouse. Plans for an Oculus Quest release are scheduled for 2019.

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Samsung’s Half-Life: Alyx Compatible VR Headset Is $230 This Week

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Samsung’s Odyssey+ PC VR headset is down to just $229 this week for Black Friday, down from last week’s sale price of $279. Samsung Odyssey+. The headset is a refreshed version of the original Odyssey, which was Samsung’s first PC VR headset released in 2017.

Samsung Funds Episodic VR Videos, Filmmakers Use Company’s $10K ‘Round 360’ Camera

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Samsung today launched ‘Pilot Season’, a new initiative aimed at putting original episodic VR video content into the Samsung VR Video service. Filmmakers taking part in Pilot Season were given the use of a Samsung 360 Round camera , the company’s professional 3D 360-degree camera. Costing over $10K, the Samsung Round 360 boasts high-quality 3D 360-degree video captured via its 17-lens array. image courtesy Samsung.

Facebook is Retiring Oculus Go, Announces New Content Distribution Platform for Quest

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Facebook announced that, at the end of this year, it will officially retire Oculus Go, its 3DOF standalone headset. In early 2021, the company will also be making way for more apps on Quest with a new content distribution platform that will be separate from the Oculus Store.

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Samsung is Developing VR Tools to Help Diagnose Mental Health

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Samsung Electronics has recently signed a partnership with Korean VR studio FNI and Gangnam Severance Hospital, one of South Korea’s largest hospitals, to develop VR-based mental health diagnosis programs for Samsung Gear VR. The apps, developed by FNI, will use medical data obtained from Gangnam Severance Hospital and target Samsung’s Gear VR headset. The post Samsung is Developing VR Tools to Help Diagnose Mental Health appeared first on Road to VR.

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