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.

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

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Now it’s Samsung HMD Odyssey’s turn, as Odyssey owners can get in on the deal. The post HTC is Giving Away 2 Free Months of Viveport Infinity to Samsung Odyssey Owners appeared first on Road to VR.

Samsung Software Update Will Eliminate Galaxy Note 7 Devices By Preventing Them From Charging

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Samsung has announced plans to obliterate all remaining Galaxy Note 7 devices in the wild with a software update that prevents the device from working altogether. The software update will be rolling out on December 19, with a planned distribution lasting up to a month.

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 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. Costing over $10K, the Samsung Round 360 boasts high-quality 3D 360-degree video captured via its 17-lens array.

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.

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 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.

Analyst: Despite Slow 2016, VR Still Forecast To Reach $14B In Software Sales By 2020

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But it still believes that consumer VR software could grow from $407 million in revenue in 2016 to $14 billion by 2020. Oculus will hit 355,000; HTC Vive will be 420,000, and the Samsung Gear VR on mobile will be 2.3 Uncategorized analyst consumer forecast software sales superdata

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.

Apple’s Latest Patents Mark More Territory in AR Headset Hardware and Software

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This week however, the company was granted two patents that establish basic hardware and software solutions not only pointing towards a prospective Apple AR device, but marking out some fundamental territory in the process. Samsung, Apple v.

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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.

New John Carmack Software Doubles Oculus Home Resolution on Gear VR

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Halfway through my demo, Oculus head of mobile product, Max Cohen, told me that a new piece of software designed by Carmack will be included in the brand new Oculus Home redesign releasing for Gear VR today. According to Cohen, before this software update “the eye buffers rendered 1024×1024 and because of the way it was rendered on the screen you were looking at somewhere in the order of 400 pixels vertically.”

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.

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]

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

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But it seems most of the industry is in agreement that the Killer App —a single, platform-defining piece of software that compels buyers—has not yet arrived. Samsung’s Nick DiCarlo weighs in on how we might come to find it.

Samsung’s Note 7 Banned From All Flights, Even As Cargo

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The Samsung Note 7 is no longer allowed on airplanes, even as cargo, as the phone is officially banned by the Department of Transportation. Samsung recalled the fire-prone device and sent out replacements before they, too, reportedly caught fire , leading Samsung to end production.

Samsung is Selling a Batman Gear VR and Galaxy S7

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Earlier this year Samsung bundled the Gear VR headset with Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge pre-orders. But now Samsung just unboxed a new bundle that i’m sure will sell out – a Batman-inspired Galaxy S7 and Gear VR. Ok, we seriously want one.

Scouted: Batman Samsung Galaxy S7 and Gear VR

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Remember back in May when Samsung teased us with a video of their limited Batman edition Galaxy S7 and Gear VR? The post Scouted: Batman Samsung Galaxy S7 and Gear VR appeared first on VRScout. We really wish this was sold in the U.S.

Samsung Has Bought a Cloud-Computing Company that Could Give.

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Samsung Has Bought a Cloud-Computing Company that Could Give Mobile VR a Big Boost With the recent introduction of Google Daydream , the mobile VR space is heating up. Now a new acquisition from Samsung could help to power even more immersive VR on smartphones.

Samsung’s Gear S2 Smartwatch Is Now Compatible With Gear VR

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Samsung’s very own smartwatch, the Gear S2, can now be paired with the company’s Gear VR headset for some basic functionality. A recent update to the watch’s software allows you to pair up the wearable with the smartphone-based headset. We reached out to Samsung who provided the following statement: “The Gear S2 is compatible with the Gear VR. Samsung Gear VR VR Industry News gear vr

Samsung Galaxy S8 Is Finally Getting Daydream Support

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Google today confirmed what we’ve long suspected; Samsung’s new Galaxy S8 smartphone will soon support Google’s Daydream mobile VR ecosystem. Both the S8 and S8 Plus will get a software update this summer that adds Daydream support. Normally a new phone supporting Daydream wouldn’t be such a big deal, but Samsung’s Galaxy line is already synonymous with another headset, the Gear VR.

New Samsung Gear VR With Motion Controller Releasing on April 21 at $130

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Oculus and Samsung have announced that the latest edition of the Gear VR mobile VR headset will be releasing on April 21. Earlier this month, Oculus and Samsung revealed a new Gear VR that would include a wireless motion controller similar to the Google Daydream View. There will also be a redesigned Oculus Home with web support and a revolutionary, resolution boosting software patch from CTO John Carmack. Tagged with: gear vr , oculus , samsung Facebook Twitter Reddit More.

Samsung Uses VR To Provide Mental Health Care In Asia’s Suicide Capital

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Samsung has announced a new VR-focused partnership with Gangam Severance Hospital in Seoul. The electronics giant will provide VR headsets and wearable devices to the hospital, while software developer FNI will create mental health diagnostic tools and interventions. Samsung also announced that a major focus of the partnership would be suicide prevention and intervention. Health Care Samsung Gear VR

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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

Signs of a new Samsung Gear VR are surfacing

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It’s been less than a year since the consumer Gear VR was first shown off and it already seems as though Samsung and Oculus are regrouping to push out a new version of the pre-eminent mobile VR headset. Source: SIGNS OF A NEW SAMSUNG GEAR VR ARE SURFACING.

Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus Daydream VR Update Begins Rolling Out

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Announced back in May, an update bringing Google Daydream support to the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus has begun rolling out, making those phones the only two to support both Daydream VR and Gear VR.

VR 101: Everything You Need to Know About the Samsung Gear VRIf.

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Samsung actually partnered with Oculus, the creators of the Oculus Rift, to create the software which runs the Samsung Gear VR headset. First and foremost, the Gear VR only works with a very limited number of smartphones, all of which are created by Samsung.

Review: ‘Please, Don’t Touch Anything’ is a ‘Must Have’ VR Puzzle Game

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Oculus CTO Explains Why “Gear VR’s days are numbered”

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Along with newer Samsung smartphones came the need to rejigger the headset to make use of them, although that’s not the biggest issue that lead to ultimately worse retention that all other Oculus VR headsets on offer.

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Samsung developing VR headset that doesn’t require a Galaxy phone

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Samsung is working on another virtual reality headset, and it may not require one of the maker’s Galaxy smartphones to work. Archive Samsung virtual reality vr

Coatsink’s ‘They Suspect Nothing’ to Get First Big DLC Next Month, Including 8 New Mini-games

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They Suspect Nothing (2018) , the Oculus Go & Samsung Gear VR title from Coatsink Software , is getting its first big DLC since it initially launched back in May. Image courtesy Coatsink Software. Image courtesy Coatsink Software.

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‘Bigscreen’ Now Supports Windows VR, PSVR and Mobile Headsets Coming in 2018

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Bigscreen , the social VR app which lets users connect in a virtual environment while retaining the ability to use (and share) their own PC desktop content, now supports Microsoft’s ‘Windows Mixed Reality’ VR headsets.

Watch: Apelab’s Intriging New ‘Break a Leg’ Running on Gear VR’s Motion Controller

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The problem with peripherals, especially those which launch after older iterations of the original hardware, is of ensuring good and sustained software support. Swiss / LA based developers apelab have announced their latest project for Gear VR.