Virtual reality : Present and Future?

What is the current status of Virtual Reality on mobile? Where it’s heading in the future and what can ARM do to help us get there?

Where VR is now?

Virtual Reality isn’t new, individuals have been discussing it since the 90s, so why has the business never entirely taken off in the way we may anticipate? The brisk answer is that the innovation just hadn’t arrived. The equipment was restrictively costly and extremely massive and the illustrations abilities were excessively constrained, making it impossible to deliver a fruitful VR client experience – unless you consider movement ailment a win. Presently be that as it may, bring down cost equipment taking into account existing stages is changing the amusement, with portable stages offering console-like execution. That as well as existing cell phones as of now contain a number of the sensors VR requires, from gyros to accelerometers, opening up an entire universe of versatile VR potential outcome.

 

What’s next for VR?

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Gaming is obviously a tremendous industry and a top of the line, immersive gamer experience can now be truly readily available. Versatile VR permits you to end up completely included in your picked amusement at home, work, or while attempting to get away from the repetitiveness of open transport; however that is not all VR can do. Looking into a college task can be an errand, yet what about in the event that you could visit the most applicable galleries or classes without leaving the residence? VR permits us to see displays in world class historical centers and exhibitions without a costly trek to London, Paris, or anyplace else. Shopping as well, isn’t the widely adored distraction, particularly around the Christmas surge. Wouldn’t it be extraordinary in the event that you could meander the walkways and analyze choices for your next auto, couch, TV or even match of shoes, without stumbling over pushchairs or being upsold by pushy aides? This is conceivable with the immense specialized advances in VR and it won’t be long before this is our standard method for working.

What we’re doing now

At occasions like VRTGO ARM as of late showed how incredible a portable VR experience can be with the Mali-based Samsung® Gear VR headset, a coordinated effort from Samsung Mobile and Oculus. The primary rendition depended on the Galaxy Note 4, with the second era now accessible for the Galaxy S6, both fueled by the Mali-T760. The Ice Cave Demo, including Geomerics Enlighten worldwide brightening in a joint effort with RealtimeUk; was effortlessly ported to VR on the Samsung Gear VR headset.

If you want to know more about ARM, its microcontrollers, its Cortex-A processors, and its diverse eco-system then be sure to checkout ARM’s Connect Community at https://community.arm.com/welcome

Good NEWS : BBM for Android and iPhone is back …

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News from Official Blackberry blog:

This is the news you’ve been waiting for! I am thrilled to tell you that we are about to officially resume our rollout of BBM for Android and iPhone customers around the globe!* In the next few hours, people will start seeing BBM in Google Play, the App Store and in select Samsung App Stores – where it will be free to download.

The demand for BBM on Android and BBM on iPhone continues to be amazing. About six million people signed up for information about BBM at BBM.com. As you know, in just seven hours, about one million Android users were using the unreleased version of BBM for Android. What you don’t know is that more than one million people have found creative ways to “side load” BBM on their iPhone. This is incredible.

To help manage this unprecedented pent up demand for BBM, we are implementing a simple line-up system to ensure a smooth roll out. Here’s how it is going to work…

 

BBM Roll Out Details:

  1. Download BBM – the easiest way is to visit BBM.com from your Android or iPhone browser*
  2. Once you install the app, open it, and enter your email address to hold your spot in line
  3. We will email you as soon as you reach the front of the line and can start using BBM

 

If you are among the millions that took the time to sign up at BBM.com, you can start using BBM immediately without waiting in line.* If you didn’t sign up in advance, don’t worry – we are focused on moving millions of customers through the line as fast as possible.

Our team of developers and engineers has been working around the clock to bring you BBM – and make some upgrades while we’re at it – and some incredible work has been done. I look forward to sharing more of this with you here, on Inside BlackBerry, soon.

For updates on how quickly the line is moving you can follow @BBM on Twitter. I will be back tomorrow with another post to provide you with an update on the line-up and to share more detail about the work the team has done over the last several weeks.

Lastly, thank you for your patience. We know you’re excited (we are too!) and we look forward to having you join us on BBM.

Samsung gets curvy in smartphones

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by Samsung Tomorrow

Samsung’s concave phone is very much real, and after being teased in leaks hours earlier, SK Telecom has announced it’ll launch the Galaxy Round on its network today. The device’s highlight is obviously the gently curved 1080p 5.7-inch OLED screen, and Samsung is also promising a melee of software tweaks for the smartphone, aimed at making the most of it. For example, tilting the phone to the side will offer up notifications, battery levels and more at a glance. Other specifications revealed so far include a 7.9mm profile and that it weighs less than the Note 3, at 154g.

Curiously, it looks pretty different to the curved-screen prototype smartphone that Samsung displayed at CES earlier this year — if the Galaxy Round is facing down, there’s no way to peek at notifications without flipping it over. The new phone will also pack the necessary LTE radios and a 2,800mAh battery, launching initially in a ‘luxury brown’ color option for just over 1 million won — that’s around $1,000. We’ve got the official press shot and a roll notification demo video after the break.