Samsung Mobile VR Reference Headset Revealed With Eye-tracking

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Not to be left out of the reference design fun (with Intel, Qualcomm, and more already offering headset blueprints for others to build upon), Samsung has revealed its VR headset reference design.

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.

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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.

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

Leak Suggests Samsung is Building a Windows VR Headset

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There wasn’t any mention of Samsung getting into the Windows ‘Mixed Reality’ program when it was announced last year, which saw OEMs like Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, and Lenovo tapped to create VR headsets around the same reference design.

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.

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 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.

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.

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 Reveals 4K ExynosVR Standalone Reference Design With Eye-Tracking

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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 Officially Announces New Gear VR And Galaxy Note 7

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Google Daydream Support Arrives For Samsung Galaxy S8 And S8+

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The moment millions of VR enthusiasts have been waiting for has finally arrived: Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones are now 100% Daydream-ready. Google Daydream Samsung Gear VR Daydream Galaxy S8This means the Galaxy S8 line of phones are the first ever to support both the Oculus-powered Gear VR ecosystem and Google’s budding Daydream platform.

Samsung Starts Creator Program To Spur VR Software Development

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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.

Reuters and Samsung Partnership for Focus 360 Program

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Today Reuters , the world’s largest international multimedia news provider, announced an agreement with Samsung to bring Reuters photography and video to new dimensions through an inventive program, Focus 360. News 360 news focus 360 reuters vr samsung vr virtual reality vr news

Samsung Reveals New Gear VR For Galaxy Note 8

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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 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. News Gear VR Relúmĭno Samsung Gear VR Vision

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 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.

‘Odyssey’ Might Well Be Samsung’s Daydream Ready VR Headset

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Free Gear VR With Samsung Galaxy S8 Could Add Millions Of New VR Owners

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Samsung and Six Flags Re-up Collaboration with New VR Coasters Combining ‘Mixed Reality’ and ‘Complex Gameplay’

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Six Flags Entertainment Corporation—which runs theme park properties across the americas—and Samsung Electronics America, Inc. Six Flags and Samsung changed the game last year with VR on twelve roller coasters and now we are breaking new ground yet again.”.

On the Hunt for VR’s Killer App with Samsung’s VP of Immersive Products & VR, Nick DiCarlo

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Samsung’s Nick DiCarlo weighs in on how we might come to find it. Today we hear from Nick DiCarlo, VP of Immersive Products & VR at Samsung. SEE ALSO Samsung Gear VR Install Base Has Passed 5 Million Headsets.

Samsung Opening Two-Story ‘Experience Store’ In Canada

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Toronto will soon be home to Samsung’s sixth and largest immersive retail store. Set to open this summer at the Toronto Eaton Centre, Samsung’s “Experience Store” will be its biggest yet featuring 21,000 square feet of mobile technology spread across two jam-packed floors.

Monitorless Is A Samsung AR Headset That Lets You Use PCs Without A Screen

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That future is a while off, though, and Samsung’s Monitorless looks like an intriguing stopgap. Samsung claims the glasses also have VR functionality. Samsung has additional projects it is planning to show at MWC. Tagged with: ar , Monitorless , samsung , VR.

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. We’ll report back as soon as we go eyes-in with the Samsung headset to see if the OLED panels and resolution differ in significant ways. VR Industry News microsoft samsung

Samsung Rebrands Milk VR as Gear 360 Finally Goes on Sale in the US (Sort of)

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5 Potential Gear VR ‘Killer Apps’ Demonstrated During Samsung Contest

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The Gear VR Killer App contest hosted by Samsung at the Upload Collective earlier this month brought in a hundred-plus technophiles eager for a chance to check out the finalists — and to find out which (if any) deserved “killer app” status. “[It]

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.

New Estimate Suggests Samsung Approaching 10 Million Gear VRs Sold By 2018

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The manufacturers have released only limited data points — with Samsung coming out with the largest number to date revealing the technology giant sold 5 million Gear VRs through the beginning of the year. Nevertheless, IHS Markit is forecasting sales for both Daydream from Google and Gear VR from Samsung, the latter of which is powered by software from Facebook’s Oculus. The actual numbers supplied by IHS Markit estimate Samsung will sell 4.12

Report: Samsung To Reveal UHD Display Primed For VR Today

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It looks like Samsung might be announcing the next step in that journey today. Reports from Yonhap News and The Korean Herald state that Samsung is expected to reveal a new 1.96 Perhaps we could see two of these panels placed inside future headsets from Samsung or Oculus, which has partnered with the company to create the Gear VR. For comparison Samsung’s latest smartphone, the Galaxy S8, features a 2960×1440 display.

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

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uSens to showcase latest Fingo demo with Samsung at Samsung Developer Conference 2017

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This week at the Samsung Developers Conference, uSens will be joining Samsung at the GearVR Framework (GEarVRf) booth to show case the latest uSens demo – Illuminate. conference Samsung Virtual Reality VR Fingo samsung virtual reality

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

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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

Former Samsung Vice President Joins Google Daydream Team

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Gear VR Users Beware: The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Might Explode

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Samsung’s Facesense Recognizes Facial Expressions For VR Navigation

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Samsung’s experimental Facesense is a new attempt at changing the game, harnessing the power of our facial expression for hands-free VR interaction. April 14th – 15th at the VRLA Expo, Samsung showed a new creation from their C-Lab division. Tagged with: Facesense , samsung Facebook Twitter Reddit More. Development Eye Tracking Hardware VR Industry News Facesense samsung

Samsung’s VR Live Pass Will Let You Watch ‘X Games’ and Live Nation Events in 360

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VR Live Pass, Samsung’s 360-degree video livestream partnership for Gear VR, continues in July with live coverage of the X Games Minneapolis. Samsung is offering unique access to live events this summer free for all Gear VR users, which began with the recent UFC 212 bout in Rio de Janeiro.

Korean Patent Shows Samsung Gear VR with Positional, Face and Eye Tracking

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The Samsung Gear VR is one of the most successful virtual reality headsets of all time when it comes to pure numbers. According to at least one objective analysis , the Samsung and Oculus-developed device is projected to sell upward of 2 million units by the end of this year. Earlier this year, Samsung released its latest version of the smartphone powered VR HMD and, according to a recent patent, an even more advanced version may be on its way.