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Oculus VR News | September 25, 2022

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Samsung Confirms More than 5 Million Gear VR Headsets Sold Worldwide

January 4, 2017 |

Today at CES 2017, Samsung Electronics America chief Tim Baxter announced during the company’s press event that they have sold more than 5 million Gear VR headsets, which are powered by Oculus to consumers around the world, reports VentureBeat.

The figure … Read More

New Gear VR Pre-Orders Now Available

August 12, 2016 |

The latest iteration of the consumer Gear VR, which was unveiled at Samsung’s Unpacked event alongside the Galaxy Note 7 earlier this month, is now available to pre-order on Amazon, Best Buy, and directly from the Samsung priced at $99.

The … Read More

New Gear VR Headset Features USB-C Support and Wider Field of View

August 2, 2016 |

Today, during Samsung’s Unpacked 2016 event the company announced its newest version of its Gear VR headset, powered by Oculus.

The new headset is designed to support Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone the Galaxy Note 7, which uses the new USB Type-C … Read More

Gear VR Already Sold Over 300,000 in Europe in 2016

May 17, 2016 |

The Oculus-powered Samsung Gear VR virtual reality headset officially launched in November of 2015 and has already sold over 300,000 units across Europe this year alone.

Samsung has been offering a number of enticing Gear VR promotions with the launch … Read More

Gear VR Surpasses One Million Active Users in April, says Oculus

May 11, 2016 |

The Samsung Gear VR, powered by Oculus achieved a major milestone in April by surpassing more than one million active users, according to an official Oculus blog post on Wednesday.

At a recent press event in San Francisco on Tuesday, … Read More

Free Gear VR Bundled with Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Pre-Orders

February 21, 2016 |

Today, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and announced that the Gear VR headset, powered by Oculus, will come bundled for free with pre-orders of its new flagship smartphone.

According to an official … Read More

Oculus CTO John Carmack Makes Gear VR Positional Tracking a Priority

February 8, 2016 |

When it comes to having a great immersive mobile VR experience, one key feature that is regularly mentioned to be missing on the Samsung Gear VR headset is the lack of positional tracking. However, according to Oculus CTO, John Carmack, … Read More

Oculus Mobile SDK 1.0 Will Be Required for All Gear VR Apps

December 17, 2015 |

Oculus released its mobile software development (SDK) 1.0 back in November for the Gear VR, ensuring developers working on games and applications for the mobile VR platform would have a more mature, and stable API with better performance.

Now, according … Read More

Samsung’s New Gear VR Commercial is Simple, and Effective

November 23, 2015 |

With Samsung’s Gear VR, powered by Oculus hitting the shelves last week, a new commercial to promote the headset was released over the weekend and offers consumers a glimpse into the hardware, and future of mobile VR entertainment.

The 30-second commercial … Read More

Gear VR Already Sold Out on Amazon and Best Buy

November 22, 2015 |

In just a few short days after it went on sale, the new consumer version of the Samsung Gear VR is already sold out at major retailers, such as Amazon and Best Buy.

Both are now listing the Gear VR … Read More