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.

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. The included Oculus Browser will no longer be updated.

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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.

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.

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. We don’t know, though, if next year’s Samsung phones will continue to support 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. The latest version of the headset (SM-R324NZAAXAR), which supports an impressive 14 different Samsung smartphone models, now also supports the four new members of the Galaxy family.

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 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.

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).

Samsung Gear VR Install Base Has Passed 5 Million Headsets

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Samsung confirms 5+ million Gear VR headsets are now in use worldwide, announced at their CES 2017 keynote. The full Samsung press conference can be watched here. The post Samsung Gear VR Install Base Has Passed 5 Million Headsets appeared first on Road to VR.

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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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. The post Samsung Announces New Gear VR with Touch Sensing Controller Included appeared first on Road to VR.

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.

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”.

Samsung’s New Standalone VR Headset May be Called ‘Odyssey’

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Samsung reportedly confirmed back at the company’s own developer conference that a new, standalone VR headset was on it’s way and new trademark filings may indicate it’s name.

Samsung Suggests High-Powered, Standalone VR Headset To Compete With Rift and Vive

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Continuing to push its established mobile VR business—recently revealing its flagship Galaxy S8 smartphones support and an updated Gear VR with controller —Samsung has again confirmed it has more powerful VR hardware up its sleeve.

Samsung: New Gear VR and Controller Launching April 21st for $129

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On stage today at Samsung’s Unpacked Event in New York, the new Gear VR with motion controller finally got a launch date and price. Pre-orders for the new Gear VR and Controller combo, as well as separate Controllers, will be available on the Samsung website.

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.

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. Samsung has ceased production on the phone for now.

Samsung hints at a future mixed reality headset (and at unsolvable problems for Gear VR)

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When in 2015 I had my first Samsung Gear VR, I was amazed: finally, I could enjoy high-quality tether-less virtual reality. LYN: We noticed that Samsung hasn’t mentioned or highlighted virtual reality since the Galaxy S9 launch. Is Samsung no longer interested in VR anymore?

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. From a raw pixel-count standpoint, Samsung’s new VR display has 3.4

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

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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. GIVEAWAY: Win A Free Copy Of Audica On Oculus Quest!

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.

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. YouTube VR is available for free via the Oculus Store.

Samsung’s VR Strategy with Tom Harding, Director of Immersive Products

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Without explicitly announcing a new specific product, Samsung quietly implied that they may be developing a new standalone mobile VR HMD during a session during their developer conference last month. SEE ALSO Hands-on: Samsung Odyssey Windows VR Headset & Controllers.

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. The post Samsung Reveals New Gear VR With Controller appeared first on VRScout.

Here’s a Look Inside Both Samsung & JDI’s High Pixel Density VR Panels

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UploadVR’s Ian Hamilton was on the scene, and managed to get a pretty good capture of both Samsung’s and JDI’s panels with his iPhone 8 camera. As opposed to Samsung’s display, attendees were treated to a moving scene.

Samsung Won’t Confirm Daydream Note 7 Compatibility…Yet

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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. Image Credit: VRScout & Samsung. News 360 Video Gear 360 Samsung

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.

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. The entire ordeal has been devastating financially to Samsung.

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.

Everything You Need to Know About Samsung Gear VR Phone Compatibility

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The Samsung Gear VR headset is a collaboration between Samsung and Oculus, and is one of the best mobile VR headsets out there. However, the release of the device has seen several variations over time, each compatible with a different set of Samsung phones.