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Samsung unveils Oculus-powered ‘Gear VR Innovator Edition’

During its developer conference in San Francisco, Samsung today announced the Oculus-powered ‘Gear VR Innovator Edition’. The new VR headset is compatible with the Galaxy Note 4’s 5.7-inch display for developers to create a 360-degree immersive experience.

Developers can access the Oculus Mobile SDK for Gear VR, now available at develper.oculus.com. Once users download the Oculus software to their Note 4 devices, they will receive special applications such as Cinema, Home, Store, and 360 Videos and Photos to work with.

Some of the content partners that Samsung has tied up with include Harmonix, DreamWorks, Vevo, and Temple Run.

The Gear VR features a touchpad, back button, and a focus adjustment wheel. The Gear VR Innovator Edition is currently available only in the US, and starts shipping in ‘early December’. However, Samsung is yet to announce the pricing.

 

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