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Latest Gear VR news

Here you will find the latest news and most recent developments on the Gear VR, with regular updates and all the information you need.

Samsung might make a new headset to cash in on the metaverse hype

  • By Adnan Farooqui
  • 11 months ago

Galaxy S10 will drop Gear VR support once Android 12 lands in December

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 1 year ago

Now that Gear VR is no longer available, Samsung XR service is being killed

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 3 years ago

Oculus is killing its Samsung Gear VR apps and we’re not surprised 

  • By Adnan Farooqui
  • 3 years ago

Samsung Medical Center becomes a 5G smart hospital powered by AI, VR

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 3 years ago

Oculus CTO calls Gear VR a missed opportunity

The launch of the Galaxy Note 10/10+ marked the possible end of Gear VR – a mobile VR feature that has been part of Samsung’s Galaxy flagship smartphones for many years. It was born out of a partnership between Samsung and Oculus (now a Facebook subsidiary) and made its debut on the Galaxy Note 4 […]

  • By Naresh
  • 3 years ago

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 […]

  • By Abhijeet Mishra
  • 3 years ago

The Galaxy Note 10 might not be compatible with the Gear VR

Ever since the first Galaxy Note 10 renders leaked on the web, some people have been wondering whether the new phablet series will be compatible with the Gear VR headset. And if not, then what will happen to the concept? These questions have apparently been answered, according to @anshelsag on Twitter. The Galaxy Note 10 […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 3 years ago

Samsung UK brought students with special needs closer to Shakespeare’s work

In another case of technology being used to enrich the lives of people with special needs or disabilities, Samsung Electronics UK and the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) have joined forces to bring Shakespeare’s famous Romeo and Juliet love story to life for students with special needs at Welcombe Hills School in Stratford-Upon-Avon. Over the course […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 4 years ago

Samsung says ‘multiple AR and VR products’ are coming soon

Samsung’s Gear lineup of virtual reality headsets has effectively been on ice since 2017. Even though newer handsets have support for its virtual reality platform, the headset hasn’t received an update in over two years. The company wants you to know that it hasn’t given up and that there will be “multiple AR and VR […]

  • By Adnan Farooqui
  • 4 years ago

Galaxy S10e won’t work with the Gear VR unless you get the new adapter

Samsung has not been releasing new Gear VR headsets with flagship smartphones for a couple of years now. It continues to support the hardware, though, and the Galaxy S10 does work with the Gear VR. The company had previously said that the Gear VR includes an adapter which will work with the Galaxy S10. That […]

  • By Adnan Farooqui
  • 4 years ago

Galaxy S10 Gear VR support confirmed by Samsung

There used to be a time when Samsung would launch a new Gear VR headset with its new Galaxy flagship. It hasn’t done that for the past couple of years. The company made no mention of a headset during its Galaxy Unpacked event yesterday. However, the Galaxy S10 Gear VR support has now been confirmed […]

  • By Adnan Farooqui
  • 4 years ago

Samsung offers free adapter to use the Galaxy Note 9 with the Gear VR

The Galaxy Note 9 has been released and while it’s Gear VR-ready, Samsung didn’t announce a new virtual reality headset with the device. Given that the dimensions are slightly different compared to the Galaxy Note 8, the new flagship doesn’t exactly fit into the Gear VR with Controller that Samsung launched last year. So how […]

  • By Adnan Farooqui
  • 4 years ago

Google brings YouTube VR app to Gear VR

One of the most glaring deficits in the Gear VR app ecosystem is the absence of an official YouTube VR app. Thankfully, it is going to change soon as Google has announced the YouTube VR app for Gear VR users.

  • By Naresh
  • 5 years ago

Samsung collaborates with NASA to create a VR lunar experience

Samsung has launched a 4D lunar gravity VR experience ‘A Moon for All Mankind’ (AMFAM) at the Samsung 837 in New York. It’s a visual and physical VR experience for consumers that uses the Galaxy S9+ and the Gear VR to recreate a fictional moon mission to experience lunar gravity. Samsung collaborated with the NASA’s team behind the […]

  • By Naresh
  • 5 years ago

Samsung to improve VR experience with ‘Anti SDE AMOLED’

The Gear VR has helped Samsung make significant inroads into the virtual reality market but the headset itself leaves a lot to be desired. The relatively low screen resolution leaves users wanting more even if they’re using a flagship handset like the Galaxy S9 with the headset. This is due to a phenomenon called the […]

  • By Adnan Farooqui
  • 5 years ago

Exclusive: The Gear VR will be rebranded as Galaxy VR

Samsung’s trademark applications for devices called Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Fit were the first indications that the company would be bringing its wearable devices under the Galaxy umbrella.  Rumors about Samsung possibly readying a smartwatch running Wear OS supported that notion, and though we can’t say if such a smartwatch is in the works, we can […]

  • By Abhijeet Mishra
  • 5 years ago

Oculus Venues app brings live entertainment to Gear VR

In a press release, Oculus has announced the launch of the Oculus Venues app for Gear VR and Oculus Go headsets. With the Venues app, users can watch concerts, sporting events, stand-up comedy, movies, etc. live in real time in immersive virtual reality. The app was first announced at Oculus Connect 4 last year and […]

  • By Naresh
  • 5 years ago

Samsung has a new 1200 PPI AMOLED display for virtual reality

While Samsung hasn’t said anything about a standalone Gear VR that would work with a built-in display instead of requiring a smartphone’s screen, the company has certainly been very active in making AMOLED displays for virtual reality. At the SID 2018 exhibition last week, Samsung unveiled its most pixel-dense VR display yet: a 2.43-inch panel […]

  • By Abhijeet Mishra
  • 5 years ago

[Poll Results!] Are you still using the Gear VR?

Samsung moved into the mobile VR space back in 2014 when it launched the first Gear VR headset with the Galaxy Note 4. It has since launched new versions of the headset including one with a controller. Samsung has also been investing in virtual reality content so that those who pick up one of its […]

  • By Adnan Farooqui
  • 5 years ago
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