Virtual Reality

Gear VR’s footprint spans across 150 countries, has more than 400 apps

The Gear VR is Samsung’s first virtual reality headset. It worked on this product with Facebook-owned Oculus, a serious virtual reality company that has since released its own powerful tethered VR headset. Samsung and Oculus continue to collaborate on this product which has been successful despite the fact that VR is still a nascent medium. Head of Mobile at Oculus Max Cohen gave us all an idea of the Gear VR’s footprint at the Oculus Connect 3 developers conference where he revealed that the Gear VR now has millions of owners across 150 countries and has more than 400 VR apps.

Cohen also mentioned that it’s possible for people to demo the Gear VR at more than 15,000 retail locations across the United States alone. The Gear VR now supports 18 languages with English, French, German, Korean and Spanish being the top five. The Oculus platform plays host to more than 400 apps just for Gear VR and the company says that this number will surge to almost 500 by the end of this year. Samsung recently launched an improved version of the Gear VR which comes with minor performance improvements as well as a completely new paint job.


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