Samsung Gear VR Upgrade

Samsung Gear VR Upgrade

Samsung is constantly trying to find ways to improve its own devices. And it seems like Samsung is borrowing more and more tricks from Apple. Like Apple, Samsung tries to integrate and complement its devices. Enter Gear VR, the virtual experience headset Samsung released in November 2015. Now, a year after its release, Samsung is updating the headset to include some new features. As such, the device makes your phone even better, and gives fans a reason to purchase an older Samsung device.

For example, you can get a Galaxy S6 or S7, and still enjoy the benefits of Gear VR. Yes, there will be a slight difference in experience, depending on the phone you use, but you’ll still get great experience. And you might even find some bundle sales for Samsung Galaxy phones with free Gear VR.

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WebVR support: What is new?

Let’s list all the new changes to the Gear VR experience. That way, you can easily know what you’ll get with the update.

  • Better support for WebVR, allowing users greater control and more immersive browsing experience. Users can now surf the web, scroll through photos on a theater-like virtual screen, and enjoy videos
  • Continuous experience for a web page
  • Customize the background of the VR space with images you can source from cloud graphics company. The 360 background images will further enhance the Skybox feature Samsung previously had. As a result, you get more realistic browsing experience
  • File explorer integration into the virtual space allowing users to seamlessly browse through content on their mobile devices
  • You can now connect Gear S3 smartwatch, speakers, and gamepads to your browser experience
  • Combined with voice control and on-screen keyboard supported by 11 languages, you can easily find and open content.

Compatible Gear VR Devices

So far, only flagship phones support Gear VR. The list of compatible devices looks like this: Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S7, S7 Edge, and Note 5. The Note 7, which suffered a disaster with the battery exploding, did not support Gear VR.

The Galaxy Note 4 also supports Gear VR, but users may need to update the Samsung Kies.