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This might be why the Galaxy Note 10 doesn’t support Gear VR

Samsung had earlier confirmed that the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ won’t work with the Gear VR but didn’t offer an explanation for why that is the case, and we have now been told by one of our sources that the expiry of Samsung’s partnership with Oculus is the reason for the lack of support for the Gear VR on the new flagships. Existing devices, like the Galaxy S10 lineup, should continue to work with Samsung’s virtual reality headset.

Since Oculus develops the software that powers the Gear VR, it isn’t surprising to learn that Samsung won’t be able to add Note 10 support if Oculus is no longer bound by whatever partnership the two companies had when they started out to make virtual reality more affordable a few years ago. Oculus has its own VR headset, the Oculus Go, which is a standalone device that doesn’t need a phone to be inserted on one side, and Oculus will no doubt want to focus on selling its in-house VR headset, one that costs $199 and $249 for the 32GB and 64GB variants.

We’ve reached out to Samsung for a comment on whether the Note 10/Note 10+’s incompatibility with the Gear VR is actually down to the end of its partnership with Oculus. In the meantime, tell us whether the lack of Gear VR support is something that will factor into your decision to not buy either of the new Note flagships down in the comments!

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locarno
locarno

What happen if we connect Note 10 to the Gear VR ?

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

The Gear VR is no longer relevant today. Now that Oculus has the Go and the Quest… Gear VR was a nice way to introduce VR content to the mainstream. But it’s served its purpose now.
Move on.

locarno
locarno

But samsung can’t make its own VR without Oculus.

iceguyver
iceguyver

I very seldom use my GearVR and when I do I mainly use it for 360 videos. Which is what I like the most about the GearVR. It is probably the best 360 video experience for the home market.

MaesterB
MaesterB

GearVR was very much a gimmick for me. Just another accessory to take up space on my shelf.

Luckily I had got one for free and then sold it, and made a profit on it.

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

Is it because be is dead like 3d glasses. My gear vr has not been used since the first week of having my s7

Gunter2
Gunter2

It doesn’t really matter to me. I use it about once a week on my S9 plus if I remember to do it. It’s enjoyable enough but I’m going to invest in the real thing from Oculus. I’ve also ordered the Note10 plus……….after me complaining about no headphone jack. Lol. Having seen my colleagues device that he got early, I’m totally sold on it. It’s a beauty. For the extra money it’s worth getting. In my opinion the standard Note10 is just not worth 950 euro.

HFL087
HFL087

Thank got I got s10+

locarno
locarno

So 11 won’t support it too.