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’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

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Samsung Announces New Gear 360 with 4K Capture and 2K Livestreaming

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Announced today at Samsung Unpacked was a new version of the Gear 360, the company’s 360 camera. Last year’s model shot at a max resolution of 3840 x 1920 at 30 fps, didn’t include livestreaming, and only connected to a a number of select Samsung handsets.

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’s In-house Incubator to Showcase New VR/AR Experiments at MWC

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Although the Samsung Galaxy S8 may not make its big entrance at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona next week, the company will however be presenting a few new VR/AR projects coming direct from their in-house incubator Creative Lab (C-Lab).

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 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 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.

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 Officially Announces New Gear VR And Galaxy Note 7

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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

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.

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

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

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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.

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.”.

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.

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 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]

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

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Former Samsung Vice President Joins Google Daydream Team

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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

New Samsung Gear 360 Arrives In-Store

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You can finally gets your hands on Samsung’s new Gear 360 camera. Cellular, and Samsung. When you pair the Gear 360 with a compatible smartphone, you can share your moments in real-time at 2K resolution to places like Facebook, YouTube and Samsung VR.

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

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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.

Samsung Confirms 5 Million Gear VR Mobile Headsets Sold To Date

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At CES 2017 today, VentureBeat reports that Samsung Electronics America chief Tim Baxter has officially stated during the company’s press event that they’ve officially sold 5 million Samsung Gear VR headsets, which are powered by the Oculus Home platform. Just last week mobile headset manufacturer Homido told UploadVR that they had sold over 500,000 of their own devices, but a leading brand like Samsung outpacing them with 10x the results should come as no surprise.

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.

Samsung Expands Free Gear VR Promotion To Galaxy S6 Phones

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Samsung Brings Multiple Video On Demand Apps To Gear With PhoneCast VR

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However, a new app from Samsung itself is bringing similar apps into the headset. The company this week launched a Beta version of Samsung PhoneCast VR. You can see it in the image above sporting the rather hilarious Ostrich advert that Samsung debuted for Gear VR earlier in the year. Samsung Gear VR VR Industry NewsGear VR’s dedicated Netflix app is a great showcase of how traditional 2D content can work inside VR, but it sadly only works for one video service.

Samsung Internet Update Adds ‘Experimental’ WebVR 1.0 Support

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Samsung recently added new layers to its VR web-browsing app for its Samsung Internet Browser for Gear VR with improved support for the WebVR API. Samsung’s VR browsing app is perhaps one of the more advanced web browsers among VR headsets, but other companies have been catching up in the past month. Samsung Internet for Gear VR is free on the Oculus Store. Tagged with: gear vr , Samsung Internet , webvr. Experiences WebVR gear vr Samsung Internet webvr

Google is Bringing Daydream Compatibility to Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG’s Next Flagship Phone

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Google I/O has begun, the company’s annual developer conference, and amidst expectations of a new all-in-one VR headset , the company announced that Samsung’s Galaxy S8/S8 plus and LG’s next flagship phone will be officially receiving Google Daydream support.

Samsung Gear 360 Review

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Samsung hasn't just made a bet on virtual reality being the future of entertainment, with the Gear 360 camera it wants VR content creation to be accessible to the masses, too.

Samsung Gear VR Internet app gets WebVR support

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Archive Samsung Samsung Gear VR virtual reality vr web browserThe problem with smartphone-powered virtual reality experiences is the dearth of significant content for the platform. At least compared to the likes of the HTC Vive or Oculus Rift.

Samsung Unveils New Gear 360 Camera Capturing 4K

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Samsung’s Gear 360 camera was the company’s first real stab and a consumer-grade panoramic camera, revealed a few years ago, but it’s already back with an update. The reveal comes alongside a lot of new announcements for Samsung today. Tagged with: Gear 360 , gear vr , samsung Facebook Twitter Reddit More. VR Industry News Gear 360 gear vr samsung