Author: Charmy Lyn Cardenas

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Samsung's new HMD Odyssey headset for $499 runs on Windows Mixed Reality

Samsung is taking a step up from its previous headset with the announcement of its new mixed reality headset, called HMD Odyssey. According to Samsung, the device will combine augmented reality and virtual reality into a cohesive experience. The new mixed reality headset will be available for $499 on November 6, with pre-orders already available in the United States.

Samsung’s new HMD Odyssey will also be up for grabs for markets such as Korea, Hong Kong, China, and Brazil later this year. According to Samsung Mobile Press, the device features a dual 3.5-inch AMOLED display[1] with 1,440 x 1,600-pixel resolution. The South Korean tech firm claimed that the headset is designed to be a plug and play gadget.

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Headset powered by Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality platform

The HMD Odyssey headset will come along with two motion controllers. The device features an integrated AKG headphones with spatial audio support, Windows Central reported. Samsung’s new device will be one of the new virtual reality headsets to be powered by Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality platform. This version of Windows software is designed to run on virtual reality when linked to compatible Windows devices, such as laptops and PCs.

Device with built-in microphones

Just like other headsets that run on Microsoft’s software, Samsung’s new device will arrive with inside-out tracking, which means users can track a wearer’s motion in space without setting up an external camera. The HMD Odyssey also comes along with built-in microphones for communicating with the Cortana digital assistant[2].

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Samsung already rolled out its Gear VR, which runs on the Oculus platform, and the device is said to be the most popular VR headset. Nonetheless, the HMD Odyssey appears to be the tech company’s first premium headset that is fully equipped to compete with top-notch VR gadgets.

Samsung’s decision to roll out a VR headset on the platform of Microsoft appears to indicate the complexities that emerge as major firms compete to generate virtual reality’s operating systems. The company’s premium Odyssey variant and its affordable virtual reality headset will run on different platforms, which means the app selection and user interface will vary between the Gear VR and the new HMD Odyssey.

Microsoft will launch its 20,000 mixed-reality app catalog on October 17. The applications will be compatible with several of the company’s affiliated headsets, which include HP Windows Mixed Reality Headset and Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset, among others.

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  1. ^ AMOLED display (us.blastingnews.com)
  2. ^ digital assistant (us.blastingnews.com)
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Samsung is still waiting for Apple to approve Gear Fit 2 Pro's dedicated iOS app

Samsung announced its Gear Fit2 Pro and Gear Sport in late August. The company promised that both smartwatches will be compatible with both iOS and Android mobile devices. However, Samsung’s latest computerized wristwatch is still impossible to pair with an iPhone.

SamMobile reported that Samsung’s Gear Fit2 Pro and Gear Sport will still not work with any iPhone for the reason that Apple has yet to approve the application that would allow the smartwatches to pair with an iPhone. It’s already been more than two weeks since the South Korean tech company made the Gear Fit2 Pro available on the market, so owners of the device are now expressing their regret over the fact that they still can’t utilize the smartwatch with their iPhone.

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Several owners of the wearable are showing their dismay by commenting in Samsung’s online forums.

App needs approval

A moderator for the tech firm’s online forums has revealed that the issue emerged from the fact that the Cupertino-based tech company has yet to approve the app for Samsung’s new smartwatch. But, the message of the moderator was deleted. In spite that, the message already provided owners a clear idea why the smartwatch is still not compatible with their iPhone.

An app needs to follow Apple’s strict policies if it wants to be approved. There’s a possibility that there were some problems with the app for the Gear Fit2 Pro that have prevented the tech company from approving it.

Apple is stalling the app’s approval

There’s also a possibility that Apple is stalling the app’s approval for the reason that the Gear Fit2 Pro is a competitor of the firm’s wearables[1].

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Whatever may be Apple’s reason, it is now clear that it would take some time for owners to use the wearable with their iPhones. After all, as reported by PhoneArena, it took nearly a year before the Gear Fit 2, Gear S2 and S3 became compatible with Apple devices.

For owners who want to make the most out of Samsung’s latest smartwatch, the best alternative is to possess an Android mobile device. Not only will this allow the owners to access all of Gear Fit2 Pro or Gear Sport’s features, it will also spare the owners from waiting for the compatibility support.

The Gear Fit2 Pro is an advanced GPS computerized wristwatch. The wearable features swim and heart rate monitoring technology. The smartwatch also features a 1.5-inch curved Super AMOLED display, showing its users all notifications as well as real-time updates. On the other hand, the Gear Sport comes along with a 1.2-inch circular Super AMOLED display.

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#Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro #Gear Fit 2 Pro news #Gear Fit 2 Pro update

References

  1. ^ wearables (us.blastingnews.com)
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Samsung to earn more from Apple's iPhone X than from its own Galaxy S8

Samsung is about to earn more from Apple’s 10th-year-anniversary device, iPhone X, compared to its own Galaxy S8, which has been up for grabs since April MacRumors reported. Samsung is expected to rack up about $14.3 billion from the components it has supplied to the Cupertino-based tech firm’s flagship mobile device.

Samsung is the only tech firm that can provide NAND flash, DRAM chip as well as OLED displays that Apple needs for its handsets, which are the Cupertino-based tech company’s main revenue driver. Those orders are part of the component business of Samsung, which could generate for around 35 percent of the tech firm’s income, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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Samsung to earn $110 per device

iPhone X and Galaxy S8’s sales estimates are in accordance with the first 20 months of each smartphone on the market. Apple will release the iPhone X on November 3 and is expected to sell about 130 million units. These sales will allow Samsung to earn $110 per smartphone. The Galaxy S8, on the other hand, is expected to sell about 50 million units, which was Samsung’s first smartphone to come along with an Infinity Display and an on-screen home button.

Galaxy S8’s sales figures do not reveal the complete amount of the revenue potential of Samsung. The tech firm offers other devices, such as the Galaxy Note 8 as well as gadgets in the Galaxy A lineup and C lineup, among others. A number of the product lines’ devices also offer OLED screens, and when combined would likely exceed Apple’s smartphone in revenues for Samsung.

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Adding up to the iPhone X [VIDEO][1], the 2017 product lineup of Apple includes iPhone SE, iPhone 6s smartphones, iPhone 7 handsets and the iPhone 8 devices. All of these mobile devices are different versions of the same handset, which only become inexpensive when Apple releases a new device. These smartphones also come along with parts from Samsung, which will provide profit for the South Korean firm.

Nonetheless, according to MacRumors, the Cupertino-based tech company is pushing other display suppliers, such as Japan Display and Sharp, to boost the production of their OLED displays. Apple has considered collaborating with LG Electronics and could even strive to develop OLED screens.

Specs of the device

The iPhone X will feature a 5.8-inch Super Retina OLED edge-to-edge display with 2436 x 1125 pixel resolution. An A11 Bionic chipset will power the smartphone[2]. The handset will run on the iOS 11 operating system out of the box.

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#iPhone X features #iPhone X news #iPhone X sales

References

  1. ^ iPhone X [VIDEO] (us.blastingnews.com)
  2. ^ smartphone (us.blastingnews.com)