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. 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.

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. The company quietly issued an update on the Samsung XR website on Monday, stating that all of its XR services will terminate on September 30th, 2020. SEE ALSO Oculus CTO Explains Why "Gear VR's days are numbered". Image courtesy Samsung.

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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.

Facebook Ends Samsung Gear VR Software Updates, 360 Video Downloads & Films

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Facebook is ending software updates for the Samsung Gear VR. Further, users will no longer be able to access films or download the Oculus Video app. 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. The first Gear VR was released in late 2014 for Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4.

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. Both existing headsets use the same OLED displays as Oculus Quest and HTC Vive Pro, with lens separation adjustment and built-in headphones. The patent contains a design drawing sketch as well as two full color renders from Samsung.

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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 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.

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. The post Modders Are Bringing The Original 1993 DOOM To Oculus Quest appeared first on VRScout. “They are rage, brutal, without mercy. But you. You will be worse. Rip and tear, until it is done.”.

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

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That included Samsung who worked with the makers of the Oculus Rift to launch the Gear VR for is high-end flagships. Archive mobile oculus Phones Samsung virtual reality VRGoogle started the idea of using a smartphone as the heart and soul of a VR headset and others immediately jumped on the prospect of an affordable VR system for the masses. That phase of the VR market, however, … Continue reading.

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. The post Samsung XR and EarthX Debut Environmentally-focused 360 Short Films appeared first on Road to VR. 360 film 360 Video News earthx earthxfilm earthxr samsung samsung xr

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

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. The Gear VR was created in partnership between Samsung and Oculus and delivered a mobile VR experience that was powered by Galaxy smartphones. Since then they’ve also released the Samsung Odyssey and Odyssey+ PC VR headsets. Does the VR market need a new Samsung Odyssey?

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.”

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. “These are people I’ve climbed and skied with all of my professional careers, so they’re incredibly good and we moved very fast,” says Griffith in an Oculus blog post. “My

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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. It’s incredible how we’ve come so far in reducing bulky designs so quickly over the years, but Samsung is ready to throw it all away. Oculus received the same Christmas present I’ve been asking for every year: five million dollars.

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.

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 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 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 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

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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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’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.

Report: Samsung To Manufacture Custom Tracking Chip For Facebook AR Glasses

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Samsung Electronics will manufacture custom chips for Facebook’s AR glasses, according to a report from Korean outlet The Electronic Times. At Oculus Connect 6 in October however, the company stated that the product was still “a few years out”. Back in August, a Facebook blog post stated that tracking on AR glasses would need to be 50 times more power efficient than the Oculus Quest’s. Facebook AR glasses facebook oculus samsung top stories

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. Phonecast is a Samsung-created dashboard that gives you access to a suite of intelligently designed web-apps, browsers and popular services like YouTube.

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. If you’re a PC gamer eyeing Valve’s recently announced “flagship” game Half-Life: Alyx but you don’t have $400 to drop on an Oculus Rift S or $1000 for a Valve Index, this could be the perfect way for you to get into VR. Samsung Odyssey+. VR VR Headsets Black Friday Half-Life: Alyx Samsung Odyssey+ top stories

Samsung’s New VR Display Has Nearly 3.5x More Pixels Than Rift & Vive

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At last week’s Display Week 2017 conference, Samsung showed off a new ultra-high resolution display for VR headsets that more than triples the pixel count of the displays in the Oculus Rift and Vive. A new display from Samsung targeting use in VR headsets packs a whopping 2,024 x 2,200 pixels into a 3.5″ From a raw pixel-count standpoint, Samsung’s new VR display has 3.4 New Samsung VR display | Photo courtesy Krenzo.

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

Samsung Announces New Gear VR with Touch Sensing Controller Included

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Today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Samsung announced the brand-new Gear VR with Controller, with 70 titles coming soon. Announced today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and revealed on the Oculus Blog , Samsung’s new Gear VR has received a major new feature in the form of a motion controller. The post Samsung Announces New Gear VR with Touch Sensing Controller Included appeared first on Road to VR.

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.

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.

Oculus Rift goes cross-platform with Samsung Gear VR

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It would appear that though the two platforms have their major differences, Oculus Rift will be going cross-platform with Samsung Gear VR. This means that mobile devices like the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy Note 5 will be able to see games like "Anshar Wars 2", a game that Oculus Rift players can also play, with all devices in multiplayer … Continue reading.

Samsung Won’t Confirm Daydream Note 7 Compatibility…Yet

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PSA: New Gear VR Can Be Pre-ordered From Amazon or Samsung

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It’s Official: The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Is Dead

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Samsung is officially canceling its recently released Galaxy Note 7 line of smartphones in the wake of severe safety concerns. Samsung tried to combat the growing issue with a simple recall program. All Note 7 owners, not just those that had noticed issues with their handsets, were advised to power down the device and ship it back to Samsung for a replacement. The entire ordeal has been devastating financially to Samsung.