Facebook orders 8000 Gear VR headsets from Samsung
Facebook has made it pretty clear that it wants to be a major player in the VR arena. It acquired Oculus for precisely this purpose and the company will soon release its own virtual reality headset. Oculus also has a relationship with Samsung and has helped it out with the Gear VR. Facebook is going to take this partnership further as CEO Mark Zuckerberg said at the Galaxy S7 event and to give a boost to the distribution of VR technology it has reportedly ordered 8000 Gear VR headsets from Samsung.
The company is said to have placed an order for 8000 Gear VR units to Samsung North America. It’s expected to send out 3000 units to developers and 5000 to employees, this means that the core of Facebook’s VR service will be developed based on the Gear VR. “We will further develop VR in concert with Samsung Electronics,” Zuckerberg said at Galaxy Unpacked 2016, and this certainly seems like a step in the right direction.