Last week saw electronics giant Samsung host its second Samsung Developer Conference (SDC) in San Francisco, California. The company used the event to reveal a lot of new information about its Gear VR smartphone-based virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) but also hosted a number of VR talks and panels from industry experts. This week the company has posted two of those talks online, which can now be seen below.
The first of the two sessions is ‘VR Design: Transitioning from a 2D to 3D Design Paradigm’ from Samsung Research America Lead Designer Alex Chu. During the 50 minute talk, Chu reveals a lot of details about Gear VR and developing for the platform, making it well worth a watch. The same goes for ‘The Human Perceptual System in Virtual Reality’ with Oculus VR research Scientist Richard Yao. VRFocus liveblogged both Chu and Yao’s talks at the event last week, if you’d like to see them in note form.
Gear VR is set to launch in the US in early December 2014, starting at $199 USD. The kit will arrive as an Innovator Edition designed for early adopters and developers. VRFocus will continue to follow the device’s progress, reporting back with any further updates on it.