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Latest Virtual Reality news

Here you will find the latest news and most recent developments on the Virtual Reality, with regular updates and all the information you need.

Samsung XR headset battery spotted, hints at a stand-alone device

Samsung XR headset battery spotted, hints at a stand-alone device

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 3 hours ago
Samsung is working on AR/VR headset based on Android, featuring Qualcomm chip

Samsung is working on AR/VR headset based on Android, featuring Qualcomm chip

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 2 days ago
Samsung could be late to AR headset party as Apple is launching one soon

Samsung could be late to AR headset party as Apple is launching one soon

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 4 weeks ago
Samsung pop-up store in Qatar has a Flex Mode AR game for football fans

Samsung pop-up store in Qatar has a Flex Mode AR game for football fans

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 3 months ago
Samsung’s working on a new AR headset, but it’s a bit of a secret

Samsung’s working on a new AR headset, but it’s a bit of a secret

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 4 months ago
Samsung could bring virtual reality immersion to new heights with “e-skin”

Samsung could bring virtual reality immersion to new heights with “e-skin”

One of the barriers to complete immersion in virtual reality environments is the lack of complex tactile feedback. Most VR controllers have haptic engines inside of them, but that’s pretty much the limit of what VR controllers can offer in terms of immersion. Samsung, however, is trying to bring more sense to VR and has […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 4 months ago
Apple has secured more ‘Reality’ trademarks for its upcoming VR headset

Apple has secured more ‘Reality’ trademarks for its upcoming VR headset

Samsung isn’t the only mobile tech giant to have dabbled with mixed-reality technologies. Apple is too, and the Cupertino-based tech giant might even beat Samsung to the punch despite the latter company’s head start with portable VR headsets a few years ago. Apple has been developing its own VR and AR platform, and now, the […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 5 months ago
Samsung develops artificial muscle actuators for immersive VR and AR

Samsung develops artificial muscle actuators for immersive VR and AR

Although Samsung no longer pursues VR (virtual reality) and AR (augmented reality) applications through its Gear VR mobile head-mounted displays, the company continues to do research & development and advance VR and AR technologies behind closed doors. In a recent paper, Samsung Electronics revealed an ambitious AR/VR project that leverages compact artificial muscle actuators to […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 6 months ago
Samsung-made PlayStation VR2 OLED display is miles better

Samsung-made PlayStation VR2 OLED display is miles better

Samsung Display is reportedly supplying OLED panels for Sony’s upcoming PlayStation VR2 (virtual reality) headset, just like it did for the original PSVR. Sony now spilled the beans on its PS VR2 system in an “early look” blog post and revealed more details on the OLED panel that enables the virtual reality experience. The PS […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 6 months ago
Apple and Samsung could soon compete over the extended reality market

Apple and Samsung could soon compete over the extended reality market

Samsung and Apple could soon compete in another market segment besides smartphones, tablets, and smart wearables. Apple is showing signs of entering the VR (Virtual Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality) market, and the launch of its first VR/AR device could be around the corner. Early evidence suggests that Apple chose the “RealityOS” name for the […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 8 months ago
Samsung’s metaverse ‘My House’ is a huge hit, topping over 4 million visits

Samsung’s metaverse ‘My House’ is a huge hit, topping over 4 million visits

Samsung entered the so-called “metaverse” last month through the ZEPETO platform with the release of “My House.” The latter is a virtual space in the ZEPETO metaverse that players can decorate using various Samsung Electronics products, furniture, fabrics, and more. Samsung released the platform at CES 2022, and it turned out to be extremely popular […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 1 year ago
Samsung’s vision of AR-powered self-driving cars is straight from the future

Samsung’s vision of AR-powered self-driving cars is straight from the future

Samsung has become one of the car industry’s main component suppliers. Even though the company doesn’t build its own electric / self-driving vehicles, Samsung supplies major carmakers like Tesla, Rivian, and others with various technologies, ranging from batteries to cameras and lighting systems. The company is strengthening its position in the car market, and this […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 1 year ago
Samsung joins the so-called metaverse at CES with ‘My House’ virtual space

Samsung joins the so-called metaverse at CES with ‘My House’ virtual space

“Metaverse” may be the latest buzzword of the tech world, but regardless of whether or not this concept has a future, Samsung’s joining the metaverse with its own VR world called “My House” in collaboration with Naver Z’s ZEPETO platform. Metaverse, as a concept, consists of an online virtual world that incorporates internet and IoT […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 1 year ago
Samsung has reportedly partnered with Microsoft for a HoloLens AR project

Samsung has reportedly partnered with Microsoft for a HoloLens AR project

Samsung Electronics is now working with Microsoft on a new augmented/mixed reality project involving HoloLens, a report from the Korean media revealed today. The HoloLens are head-mounted mixed reality smartglasses developed by Microsoft for enterprises and various industries, and Samsung’s involvement could relate to hardware. The two tech giants could unveil this mysterious HoloLens project […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 1 year ago
Galaxy S10 will drop Gear VR support once Android 12 lands in December

Galaxy S10 will drop Gear VR support once Android 12 lands in December

The Galaxy S10 series will no longer support the Gear VR platform once Android 12 and One UI 4.0 go live later this year — Oculus announced this week. If Gear VR is one of the main reasons you’re using the Galaxy S10 to this day, you’ll have a tough choice to make come December. […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 1 year ago
Next-gen PlayStation VR headset will be powered by Samsung OLED

Next-gen PlayStation VR headset will be powered by Samsung OLED

Samsung may have shelved its ambitions for its own virtual reality (VR) endeavors, but the company might play a huge role in Sony’s plans for its next-gen PlayStation VR headset, the PSVR 2. While many VR headset manufacturers are reportedly embracing LCD technology for the sake of higher resolutions, Sony reportedly wants to employ Samsung OLED […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 2 years ago
Now that Gear VR is no longer available, Samsung XR service is being killed

Now that Gear VR is no longer available, Samsung XR service is being killed

Samsung discontinued the Gear VR headset last year. Now, the company has announced that it is killing Samsung XR, a service that offered VR content such as 360-degree images and videos. The company will also remove the Samsung VR Video app from Microsoft’s and Oculus‘ stores. The South Korean tech giant was among the first […]

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 3 years ago
Galaxy phones running Android 10 are incompatible with Google Daydream

Galaxy phones running Android 10 are incompatible with Google Daydream

Samsung debuted its Gear VR platform in 2015, and one year later, Google introduced its own virtual reality platform named Daydream. The South Korean smartphone giant then made its high-end phones compatible with Google’s Daydream VR platform as well. However, the Android 10 update is posing incompatibility problems on Galaxy Phones. According to reports, Samsung […]

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 3 years ago
Oculus is killing its Samsung Gear VR apps and we’re not surprised 

Oculus is killing its Samsung Gear VR apps and we’re not surprised 

Samsung first introduced the Gear VR mobile headset back in 2014. It was the result of a partnership between Samsung and Oculus with the latter taking care of the software side of things. The company continued to launch new headsets until 2017. When the Galaxy S9 was released the following year, Samsung didn’t release a […]

  • By Adnan Farooqui
  • 3 years ago
HMD Odyssey+ price halved months ahead of Half-Life: Alyx release

HMD Odyssey+ price halved months ahead of Half-Life: Alyx release

Samsung has quietly phased out the Gear VR by not making the Galaxy Note 10 compatible with it, and the Galaxy S20 series is unlikely to change this. However, Samsung offers other VR solutions too, and its Windows Mixed Reality headset, the HMD Odyssey+, is now available at a hefty discount. Samsung has slashed the […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 3 years ago
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