Oculus remotely disables the Galaxy Note 7’s Gear VR functionality
It’s been revealed that Oculus, the Facebook-owned company that collaborated with Samsung to produce the Gear VR and its accompanying software, has disabled its application from working with the Galaxy Note 7 following numerous reports of ‘safe’ replacement models catching fire while on charge.
Oculus’ decision to revoke access was first reported on reddit when a user received an error message while attempting to pair his Galaxy Note 7 and Gear VR informing him that “customer safety is Oculus’ top priority” and that until further notice, it’s “removing support for all [Note 7s] on the Oculus platform.”
Obviously, the last place you — and Samsung, for that matter — want your Galaxy Note 7 to burst into flames is on your face. We wouldn’t be surprised if the South Korean company reached out to Oculus requesting that it remotely disables its Gear VR companion application.Join the Discussion