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Samsung Gear VR was secretly devised at id Software, ZeniMax claims

The legal war between Bethesda owner ZeniMax and Oculus has stepped up yet another level. Polygon reports that new papers filed by ZeniMax now allege that former id Software execs John Carmack and Matt Hooper devised a mobile VR strategy that ultimately led to the creation of the Samsung Gear …

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Google Daydream View set for 2.2m sales in 2017, but Gear VR still market leader – IHS

Google’s Daydream View headset sales are set to jump to 2.23m in 2017, according to IHS Markit, but Samsung’s Gear VR is still on track to become the market leader this year with sales of 4.1m. This is a more conservative estimate than SuperData’s recent report, which pegs the Gear …

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New Gear VR will be ‘neck-and-neck’ with Google Daydream in 2017 – SuperData

Samsung’s second-generation Gear VR headset is estimated to ship 6.7m units this year, says market research firm SuperData, putting it "neck-and-neck" with Google’s Daydream devices. SuperData predicts that Google’s open source Daydream headsets, including those made by third-party manufacturers, will ship 6.8m units this year, putting it just ahead of …

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Gear VR and Daydream global addressable market now 191m

The addressable market for Gear VR and Google Daydream headsets has now reached 191m worldwide. That’s according to the latest figures from Newzoo, whose Global Smartphone and Tablet Tracker has estimated how many mobile devices are currently compatible with both bits of hardware. In February, 184.4m devices worldwide were compatible …

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Samsung reveals second generation Gear VR headset

Smartphone virtual reality system Gear VR has undergone a redesign. Samsung revealed the new kit at this weekend’s World Mobile Congress in Barcelona. The new system now includes a dedicated controller, not entirely dissimilar to that included with rival Google Daydream. It’s designed to be held like a remote control, …

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Samsung Gear VR has sold 5m units

Samsung revealed yesterday it has shipped five million units of its Gear VR headset since launch. The announcement was made during Samsung’s press conference at CES 2017, by Samsung Electronics America’s president Tim Baxter. He also said that users have watched over 10m hours of video on Gear VR. The …

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The Gear VR app has been disabled on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Oculus has dropped support for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 with its Gear VR platform. Anyone who now tries to download the Gear VR app when on a Note 7 will be met with a message explaining that the app is not available due to safety concerns. Customer safety is …

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