Report: Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Pre-Orders Live February 21, Comes With Free Gear VR

According to a report from Android World, the same day that Samsung intends to unveil the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge at MWC on February 21, the company will also open up a pre-order for the devices.

Not only could folks be able to pre-order the device, but Samsung is throwing in an additional incentive to purchase the phone. Claimed by a source, Samsung will include a free Gear VR headset with the pre-order of a Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge. According to the report, this pre-order special will be available February 21 through March 10.  (more…)

Report: Google is Going to Release a Gear VR-like Headset, Android VR Technology

Whether or not virtual reality (VR) is the next tablet frontier, the tech world has fully embraced it as their next focus. Now that the wearable craze (Wait, was there a wearable craze?) has slowed, companies like Samsung and HTC are pushing VR as hard as their little budgets can. According to Financial Times, Google is also ready to fully jump into VR both on hardware and software levels, which means they are graduating from Cardboard, their little inexpensively made VR viewer.  (more…)

T-Mobile to Sell the Samsung Gear VR Starting November 27 for $99

Starting November 27, T-Mobile will be the first US carrier that you can walk into and purchase a Gear VR from Samsung. Priced at $99, you will find units at participating stores, as well as online through T-Mobile’s official website.

As you likely already know, you will need a supported Galaxy device from Samsung, which includes the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy Note 5, and Galaxy S6 Edge+.  (more…)

Samsung Gear VR “Consumer Edition” Now Up for Pre-Order at $99

Ready to tackle the first consumer edition of Samsung’s Gear VR headset line? Called just Gear VR, sans “Innovator Edition” tag, you can pre-order the headset today for $99 at places like Best Buy, Amazon, and Samsung.com.

As a reminder, this is the first of Samsung’s Gear VR series that works with multiple devices. In fact, this consumer edition works with the Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge+, Galaxy S6, and regular Galaxy S6 Edge. Previous models were stuck with single device support, so the design has obviously changed for the better this time around.  (more…)

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 Receives Update With Gear VR Support (Updated: S6 Edge+ Too)

Back in September, Samsung announced the first “consumer version” of its Gear VR headset, a version that was 19% lighter than previous Innovator Editions. The new model was also different in that it worked with a handful of phones (Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 edge+, S6 and S6 edge) instead of just a single model, like the original couple of Gear VR headsets. At the time, Samsung would only say that it would launch in the Fall for $99. We still don’t have a firm release date, but are starting to think it’ll arrive very soon, since the Galaxy Note 5 on T-Mobile is receiving an update today that adds support for Gear VR.  (more…)