New York, February 22, 2016: Mark Zuckerberg, just posted an important update on his Facebook account.
He wrote that he “joined Samsung to launch their new Galaxy smartphones and talk about the future of virtual reality.”
Mark Zuckerberg also wrote that to the audience present he told the story of his childhood and said that when he was 11 years old and was first learning to program computers, he used to sit in his middle school math class and write code in his notebook and sketch the images of a world where one could not only navigate to a 2D website, but transport oneself to a completely different place in reality.
And then he said that:
“I’ve been waiting for it to be possible to create this experience, and today it finally is.”
Mark Zuckerberg also highlighted the Oculus technology powered the Samsung’s Gear VR and also said that he would like to announce that every pre-order of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will ship with a free Gear VR. And if you don’t pre-order, you can buy it for just $99.
In short, he said that he meant that the Gear VR will be in the hands of millions of people this year.
Mark Zuckerberg also said that: “An important part of the Oculus experience is 360 videos, where you can look around and feel like you’re actually in the video — whether that means surfing in Tahiti, flying with the Blue Angels, or exploring the surface of Mars.”
He also gave an interesting statistics to brood over; he told the audience that many people have already watched more than 1 million hours of 360 videos in Gear VR.
He signed off by saying that: “I’m looking forward to seeing even more great content as VR continues to grow!”