The latest version of Gear VR, Samsung’s virtual reality headset that was once only available for the Galaxy Note 4, will soon be purchasable by owners of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. Labeled as an Innovator Edition, units will go on sale May 8 for an undisclosed price, but a pre-order for units will take place April 24 (tomorrow) on Best Buy’s website. (more…)
I don’t. But who am I? Every tech company on Earth thinks that you and I should care about VR. It’s the next tablet frontier, and you know, that went so well for Android OEMs.
VR is everywhere. Samsung is in on it – they have two Gear VR headsets now, each of which only works with a single phone. HTC partnered with Valve on one. Occulus is still doing its thing, we think. Sony is too. Don’t be surprised if LG takes a whack at it. Google is ready to bring Android to VR, reportedly. Companies are putting together “mind blowing” demos of it to sell the press on. Somehow, it’s working in that sense. Regular tech press (the smartphone-reviewing kind, not those at actual gaming conferences), who know so much about gaming and VR (that would be sarcasm), love VR. They all take front-facing selfies of VR headsets on their heads to be like, “I am VR. Blown mind is me. Great demo, guys!” (more…)
While tinkering with the office’s Gear VR, one thing becomes painfully apparent, and that is the lack of awesome content to consume on Samsung’s virtual reality headset. However, alongside the announcement of a new Gear VR for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, the Oculus-powered app store now features paid apps and games, allowing developers to get serious about bringing awesome paid experiences to VR. (more…)
While unveiling the new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, Samsung also announced a new Gear VR headset that is compatible with the new devices. Since the original Gear VR is only compatible with the Galaxy Note 4, this move only makes sense.
The new Gear VR brings a 15% reduction in size, making the device more comfortable to wear. In addition, “Ergonomically redesigned” straps give better weight balance, while mechanical ventilation supports an extended VR experience by users. (more…)
Samsung retailed the Gear VR earlier this month, but a perceptible dearth of content makes the $199 smartphone accessory a difficult sell. In part to remedy this unfortunate state (and perhaps placate early adopters), Samsung released Milk VR today, a showcase of 360-degree, virtual reality videos. (more…)