Samsung allegedly entering virtual reality space with Gear VR

The virtual reality playing field is about to get a bit more crowded! Samsung will be launching a virtually headset named "Gear VR" in partnership with Oculus VR according to SamMobile. Rather directly competing with the Oculus Rift, Gear VR will allow users to dock their Galaxy devices into the headgear, not unlike Google Cardboard. 

The virtual reality playing field is about to get a bit more crowded! Samsung will be launching a virtually headset named "Gear VR" in partnership with Oculus VR according to SamMobile. Rather directly competing with the Oculus Rift, Gear VR will allow users to dock their Galaxy devices into the headgear, not unlike Google Cardboard. Gear VR will then make use of the smartphone's accelerometer, gyroscope and processing power to track head motion.

The Gear VR features a touchpad for navigating through the docked smartphone's interface, and a "see-through button". The see-through button toggles the user's display between the smartphone's interface and a video feed out of the "real world", removing some of the need to take off the headset.

Samsung are said to be dedicating an entire section of apps for the Gear VR, as it did with it its Gear smarwatches. Initially, Samsung apps such as Theatre, 360 Player and Gallery will be available, and Samsung will make the Gear VR's software development kit available to developers following the announcement.

It is expected that Gear VR will be unveiled alongside the Galaxy Note 4 in September. There is currently no confirmed pricing.

Source: SamMobile

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