Samsung virtual reality headset tipped for Galaxy lineup

May 22, 2014
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Samsung virtual reality headset tipped for Galaxy lineup

If there’s a category of wearable or otherwise smart devices out there, Samsung is on top of it. Today the rumor is that Samsung is making a Virtual Reality headset akin to Oculus Rift. Instead of working with high-powered PCs, however, this device will be working with mobile smart handsets and tablets, and it might even be branded Galaxy.

Word comes from Engadget where their anonymous tipster suggests that this headset is set to be announced this year. This device will bring full virtual reality UI to the mobile world, likely being delivered in a form factor far smaller than that of the Oculus Rift.

Another similar device shown off recently is the Sony-made Project Morpheus. This device was being shown off at GDC 2014, the game developers conference, connected to a PC. Since then, the device has been shown connected to and working with a PlayStation 4 - innovation quickly flowing toward the more mobile ecosphere.

This Samsung Galaxy VR headset, if you want to call it that, will work with Android. It will likely do some conversion between a wired-connection-connected Android device and your face, spreading the love to both eyes similar to Oculus Rift.

Have a peek at our recent run-down of the possibilities with Oculus Rift conversions of games like Sonic the Hedgehog and Mario Bros., and let us know what you’re excited for in the Android universe. Could you get in on some virtual-reality Portal? Or would you rather keep that stuck to the PC side of the VR alternate-universe?


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