Last month Samsung held its second Samsung Developer Conference (SDC) in San Francisco, California, USA, in which the company talked about its Gear VR virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD). While a main keynote played host to the announcement of a release window for the device, it was the several developer sessions, panels and workshops that followed that revealed some of the more detailed information. Now some of those sessions have been posted online.
The ‘VR Design: Transitioning from a 2D to 3D Design Paradigm’ and ‘The Human Perceptual System in Virtual Reality’ sessions have already been posted, though a further four VR-related sessions have now been released. They include ‘Virtual Reality and Telepresence 50 Years from Dreams to Reality’ with Henry Fuchs, ‘Creating Realistic Sound for True Spatial Immersion in VR Applications’ with Anish Chandak and Dinesh Manocha, ‘Creating a playable VR environment with Unity and Samsung Gear VR’ with Mark Schoennagel and ‘Developing high performance apps for Gear VR’ with a panel of VR developers.
Gear VR is set to launch later this month in the US, starting at $199 USD. The kit runs with Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 smartphone and will first be available as an Innovator’s Edition aimed at early adopters and developers. VRFocus will continue to follow the kit in the build up to launch, reporting back with any further updates on its progress.