Samsung’s Gear VR Innovator Edition Headset SDK Released
The initial release, version 0.4.0, is designed especiallyfor the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition and is said to include everything needed to get started developing for mobile. In a blog post on the matter, the Oculus team said theyve been working on the Mobile SDK for over a year in collaboration with Samsung. Specifically, theyve been optimizing the Galaxy Note 4 tech stack to deliver the first ultra-low latency, mobile virtual reality headset.
The SDK includes the full-source code for Oculus Cinema, Oculus 360 Photos and Oculus 360 Videos under an open license.Much like the Oculus Rift Development Kit, the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition provides developers (and enthusiasts) with everything they need to build and experiment on the platform ahead of the official consumer launch.
The Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition is available for pre-order directly from Samsung in two different variants. One includes the headset bundled with a Bluetooth gamepad while the other only comes with the headset. Expect to pay $249 and $199 each, respectively.
While this edition of the Gear VR headset is technically a developer model, it certainly feels like the start of retail kits arriving. Bring on 2015!