VR Guides and White Papers

Arm are leading the way with mobile VR with a range of resources and tools available for free to developers. The Arm Cortex CPU and Arm Mali GPU end up in a wide range of mobile VR headsets and end-devices such as the Samsung Galaxy Gear VR powered by the Samsung Galaxy range of smartphones including the S6, S7 and Note 5.

Learn about the future of the VR industry and how you can best develop for this use case with the Arm Guide and White Papers below.


Expanding Virtual Horizons - The Future of Mobile VR

Ever wondered if Virtual Reality will really take off this time around, or why it never managed to before? VR is big news all over again and everyone’s talking about its possibilities and all the innovative applications we could use it for. Excitement is rife for the potential but we still have heaps of questions. What’s changed, what still needs to change for it to be really effective and how do we make it happen?

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  • See the Virtual Reality hub for all the latest information from Arm

    The latest updates including partner news, tools, resources, blogs and more...

    Arm's VR hub
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  • VR Tutorials

    Excited about untethered, mobile VR? Learn how it works, getting started with development on this platform and optimizing. Then move onto achieving high quality graphical techniques in these tutorials.

    VR Tutorials

Debug and optimize your apps and games with the Arm Tools

Is your VR application under performing? How can you increase the battery life of mobile VR? Check out the Arm Tools to pin point the bottleneck in your application and understand where your optimization time will be best spent.

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  • VR Tools - A how to guide from Arm

    Read this how to guide for VR Tools to get the best performance and efficiency from your mobile applications. This guide walks you through set up of the Arm tools and the steps to find the most common problems in VR games and apps.

    VR Tools
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  • Mali Graphics Debugger

    The Mali Graphics Debugger allows VR developers to trace OpenGL ES API calls in their application and understand frame-by-frame the effect on the application to help identify possible issues.

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Virtual Reality blogs and tutorials

From the Arm Connected Community and our Mali Tutorials.

Efficient Mirroring from Samsung Gear VR
Learn how to mirror your VR mobile apps

Combined Reflections: Stereo Reflections in VR
An Arm Mali Graphics blog

The Hardware Requirements of VR Today
A look at VR today and in the future with Mali-G71

Making VR Dreams a reality
An Arm Mali Graphics blog

Using Mali Graphics Debugger on a non-rooted device
A guide to setting up Mali Graphics Debugger for non-rooted Android devices.

Achieving High Quality Mobile VR Games
A round-up of Arm talks from Games Developer Conference 2016.

Optimizing Virtual Reality: Understanding Multiview
How to render the same scene with multiple points of view with one draw call.

Arm Virtual Reality tutorials
More tutorials for mobile VR development.