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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Samsung Gear VR officially announced, brings Oculus powered virtual reality to mobile


Samsung Gear VR

The was officially announced at today's IFA event, bringing virtual reality to mobile devices. To achieve this, Samsung has had a "deep and integrated partnership" with Oculus, a leader in virtual reality technology.

The Gear VR was described by Oculus CEO, John Carmack as "a virtual reality headset with world class resolution and performance, all on a completely mobile platform. The headset makes use of the 5.7-inch QHD Super AMOLED display on the Galaxy Note 4 for mobile visuals, and is built with soft, flexible cushioning and lightweight materials. 

The Galaxy VR features a super accuracy sensor with 20 millisecond processing speed, so the user wont notice latency. When you are wearing the Gear VR you will have a 96 degree viewing angle, which is the same as sitting 2 meters away from a 175 inch mega screen.

The Samsung Gear VR will come with Oculus Virtual Cinema, Gamers and much more... Here is a list of some of the content users can expect on the virtual reality goggles.
  • Marvel's Avengers; Age of Ultron offers Samsung Gear VR users to have exclusive access to Tony Stark's Lab inside the all new Avengers Tower.
  • IMAX offers samples of Hollywood and documentary films in a virtual theatre with Samsung Gear VR ? the next best thing to a live IMAX experience.
  • DreamWorks VR from DreamWorks Animation allows Samsung Gear VR users to interact and laugh with DreamWorks characters and content in a whole new way like never before.
  • Legendary's Pacific Rim Jaeger Pilot is an immersive content experience that puts viewers at center of the action with Samsung Gear VR.
  • Cirque du Soleil Media presents a 360 live-action 3D VR experience, featuring an act from Zarkana filmed by Felix & Paul Studios for Samsung Gear VR.
  • M-GO Advanced, a new paradigm for digital video VR applications, offers an unmatched interactive search and discovery experience with Samsung Gear VR.
  • Vevo offers more than 100,000 HD music videos, live concert events and original programming can be enjoyed in an immersive, full-screen theater experience on Samsung Gear VR.
  • Protocol Zero (working title) from DENA offers Samsung Gear VR players to infiltrate enemy grounds undetected in blackout conditions with hi-tech optics including night vision, X-ray vision, and thermal vision.
  • Qualcomm's Vuforia connects the physical world with digital experiences to demand attention, drive engagement and deliver value through a mobile vision platform that enables apps to see with Samsung Gear VR.
The Samsung Gear VR will come in White, with market availability and pricing to be announced shortly.

Samsung Gear VR (side)
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