• Nokia steps into virtual reality turf with Ozo, a spherical camera for VR

    Nokia’s new virtual reality experiment: Ozo camera.
    Finland’s Nokia, once the world’s largest phone maker, has unveiled Ozo, a spherical camera designed for making 3D movies and games that can be watched and played with virtual reality headsets.
    The device, showcased at an event in Los Angeles, takes video and audio in 360 degrees with eight sensors and microphones, and is the first from Nokia’s digital media solutions business — one of its new focuses for future growth.
    Nokia is going through restructuring after selling its mobile phone business to Microsoft last year and following that up with a proposed 15.6 billion euro ($17.2 billion) acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent, which is set to boost its main network equipment business.
    “We expect that virtual reality experiences will soon radically enhance the way people commun…

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