Samsung Odyssey might be the glorious name of that upcoming standalone VR headset

Whether we’re talking low-cost, smartphone-enabled virtual reality products like the Samsung Gear VR, Google Cardboard or LG 360 VR, or much pricier, fancier and higher-end PC or console-supporting PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive devices, there’s something not quite right and intuitive about all early VR hardware pieces.

The aforementioned have reliance on a separate gadget in common, which a number of companies are looking to eliminate or cut back on to start with. Focused on growing and maturing the Daydream platform, Google likely paused its standalone VR headset-building plans, giving Samsung the opportunity to snatch a (-nother) pioneer crown if Odyssey’s R&D efforts can be accelerated.

Wait, what? Where did the Samsung Odyssey name come from? And surely, this is a codename we’re dealing with rather than an official marketing moniker. Well, maybe not, since the always forward-looking Korean tech giant would have no logical reason to register a brand it’s not considering using at its domestic Intellectual Property Rights Information Service.

At the same time, just because a trademark exists, it doesn’t mean a commercial product will follow. Not very soon, at least, with Samsung recently reserving a color for the Galaxy Note 7, and before that, a possible Gear Blink smart eyewear gizmo, plus Turtle Glass rival to the established Gorilla Glass.

Source: SamMobile

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