Samsung gives out 2,600 Gear VR kits to developers at Facebook's F8...

Samsung gives out 2,600 Gear VR kits to developers at Facebook's F8 conference

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Developers attending Facebook’s F8 conference today are in for a treat, as Samsung has announced that all 2,600 developers in attendance will receive a Gear VR kit along with a customized Galaxy phone. While Samsung doesn’t state exactly which Galaxy handsets were included in the kit, the company notes that it leveraged the KNOX platform to automatically set up the phones in all 2,600 kits with the following customizations:Each handset comes alongside a Gear VR headset, which Facebook and Samsung hope will spur developers to get a jump start on creating new experiences for VR.
Samsung Empowers the Future of Virtual Reality at Facebook’s F8 Conference
Facebook to giveaway 2,600 Gear VR headsets with customized Samsung Galaxy smartphones during its F8 Developer Conference
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA) announced today that it has deployed 2,600 Samsung Gear VR headsets powered by Oculus with customized Samsung Galaxy smartphones at the Facebook F8 Developer Conference, empowering developers to create the engaging and immersive virtual reality content that will broaden the future and mainstream acceptance of the medium. Facebook founder and chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg made the announcement during this morning’s keynote address.
Today’s announcement marks a key next step in making virtual reality more affordable, accessible and relevant to consumers and enterprises of all sizes. To date, consumers have viewed over 2M hours of content on Samsung Gear VR, the leading mobile VR platform. In January, Samsung Milk VR, the premium virtual reality content service, turned one year old and now houses over 700 hundred 360-degree videos from top brands and entertainment companies.
In February, Samsung launched Gear 360, the first consumer-level virtual reality camera, empowering consumers to create their own VR content. And at this year’s Mobile World Congress, Facebook announced that its 360-degree videos would be optimized for viewing on the Samsung

Article originally published at: Android Central