At the Samsung Developer Conference (SDC), San Francisco, the company reveals its future research plans for mobile virtual reality (VR). Well aware that the Gear VR head-mounted display’s (HMD) greatest strength is that it is untethered, the company announced that a future iteration would be an all-in-one headset that could offer a ‘Holodeck’ experience.
Injong Rhee, Executive Vice President, Head of R&D, Software and Services Mobile, acted as host for the event, and it was his duty to reveal Samsung’s future plans. He announced that the company is currently researching an untethered HMD which does utilise a smartphone, but instead is an ‘all-in-one’ device. Furthermore, motion tracking and touch sensors are part of the company’s future roadmap.
No projected release date for this technology was given, though with the Gear VR now finding itself competing against high-end VR in the form of the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive a new edition can’t be too far from reveal. VRFocus will of course keep you updated with all the latest details on the Gear VR and Samsung’s future plans for the device.