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…)
For owners of the Galaxy Note 4, you can now order the Gear VR straight from Best Buy, which has it available for in-store pickup. Released by Samsung, the Gear VR is the company’s take on virtual reality, where users can play games, experience concerts from the front row, and much more. (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…)
The Verizon variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is receiving an update today that introduces support for Samsung’s newly released Gear VR headset, along with a bunch of bug fixes and performance improvements. The new software drops in as version VRU1ANJ5. (more…)
Samsung’s virtual reality headset, the Gear VR, is now on sale for everyone who owns a Galaxy Note 4, priced at $199. Purchasable through either Samsung or AT&T, the Gear VR is only compatible with the Galaxy Note 4, given the larger display and QHD resolution, allowing for Gear VR owners to become more immersed in their VR games and apps. (more…)
In case it was not abundantly clear, Samsung considers its VR efforts more than just a hobby. To that end, the manufacturer has announced the Gear VR Innovator Edition, a refined version of its virtual reality headset.