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Samsung’s HMD Odyssey headset to usher in Windows Mixed Reality Ultra tier for gaming

As well as announcing it had saved social VR start-up AltSpaceVR, Microsoft also announced that all Windows Mixed Reality headsets are now available for pre-order at its MR event last night – and that includes Samsung’s newly unveiled HMD Odyssey headset. Available for $499.99 on November 6th in the US, …

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Samsung partners with Xbox One X for exclusive US marketing and retail deal

The US branch of Samsung is teaming up with Xbox for an exclusive marketing and retail partnership around the Xbox One X, the electronics manufacturer has announced. The deal will see Samsung’s flagship line of QLED TVs become the official 4K TV partner for the console, allowing gamers to experience …

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Samsung Next to invest $150m in European start-ups, with focus on AR and VR

Samsung’s innovation and investment programme, Samsung Next, has announced its expansion to Europe with a first investment targeting tech start-ups. Raised back in January, the $150m fund (115m) will be used to back European start-ups working in augmented and virtual reality, the internet of things and artificial intelligence. The new …

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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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Samsung Galaxy S8 breaks S7 records

It appears that Samsung has not been badly damaged by the Galaxy Note 7 scandal. Analysts had speculated that the Korean tech giant may find it hard to recover from the infamous recall of last year’s Note 7, which was recalled after some handsets burst into flames. It was later …

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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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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 could make a comeback

The controversial Samsung Galaxy Note 7 might be making a surprise return to the market. The company has made a statement about how it intends to prevent the Note 7 debacle turning into an environmental disaster after third parties such as Greenpeace demanded to know what would become of the …

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