It is sure that VR and AR is a trend these days. Many companies have invested astronomical amount of money to startup and venture companies as they thought VR and AR as an attractive future item. But it is not a future item anymore.
This movement was also active in domestic market. Samsung and LG has released VR HMD and VR camera steadily. Especially Samsung’s Gear VR which was made with Oculus become popular. There are also galaxy experience zone in Rio so that the local and tourist can experience Gear VR.
1st generation Gear VR_ SM-R320
The first generation VR was first opened with Galaxy note 4 in 2014 and released on January 2015. It was very limited because it was only compatible with Galaxy note 4.
2nd generation Gear VR_ SM-R321
Then, Gear VR for Galaxy S6 was released. It was still limited because it was only compatible with S6 and S6edge. However, it was much more developed in picture quality and ergonomic design that help you to immerse into virtual reality. Not only the hardware but also the contents such as oculus cinema, oculus 360 photo was upgraded too.
3rd generation Gear VR_ SM-R322
This is the most recent Gear VR which is compatible with Galaxy S6 series, Galaxy note 5, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7edge. Do you remember Samsung’s unpacked conference 2016 held in Barcelona Spain that become famous because Mark Zuckerberg suddenly appeared. This third edition was released in half price than the previous model and was sold out.
4th generation Gear VR_ SM-R323
According to Venturebeat SM-R323 which is probably the name of next Gear VR’s model was captured in India’s import and export data named Zauba. It is assumed that this might be a Gear VR which is compatible with Galaxy note 7 that will be opened in unpacked conference in New York on August 2.
Many experts are curious about the USB port of next Gear VR because the Galaxy note 7 is known as supporting USB Type-C which can be plugged in any direction. It also provide fast charging and data transmission speed. For this reason, the experts are analyzing the new Gear VR might support USB Type-C. On the other hand, American business magazine Forbes online analyzed that the hardware specifications of SM-R323 will not much different and the more upgraded Gear VR will be released next year.
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Actually, there was a news that Samsung electronics applied for a patent of its stand-alone type VR HMD’s trademark and Logo with the Korean Intellectual Property Office on July 20th. Samsung announced publicly on April in the Samsung developers conference 2016 that they are developing a stand-alone VR HMD which work without Galaxy smartphone.
This VR HMD is called ‘Odyssey’. This headset doesn’t need smartphone and it will mount location tracking technology, hand and gesture tracking technology. It is assumed that it will be a high-end product for reaction of Oculus Rift or HTC VIVE.
Then why did Samsung named it Odyssey? It is one of Greek mythology about Odysseus who ventured for 10 years. There are also many product which name is Odyssey: Honda Odyssey and several male cosmetics. Odyssey means a long journey full of experience. Samsung Gear VR begin its journey long time ago and they are still going on. Therefore Odyssey might be the perfect name for Gear VR.
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