Oculus ends Gear VR support in Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Oct 12, 2016, 2:29 pm

Pranjali D.

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Discontinuation of Galaxy Note 7 isn’t brining good news for Samsung – the latest in the news is Oculus. The Virtual Reality device maker announced that it has pulled support from its Gear VR headset. The move comes after Samsung displayed message that it will stop producing Galaxy Note 7, once flagship device in the Galaxy series.

Earlier Reddit users discovered the message this morning that Oculus will no longer support for the Gear VR on Note 7.

Rift power software runs with help of Samsung’s Virtual Reality hardware, but Oculus has disabled the supporting app required to get things working on the Galaxy Note 7. If users try to use these two things combined, they should see the following message:

Customer safety is Oculus’ top priority. Oculus is removing support for all Note7 devices on the Oculus platform. Until further notice, Note7 devices will not be compatible with the Gear VR. For more information regarding the Note7, please contact Samsung directly.

Now Facebook-owned company is carrying a same message as Oculus that its removing support for all Note 7 devices. The Samsung handset has been caching on fire with the phone battery so the Korean tech giant is now advising owners of the Note 7 not to power up the phablet as it confirmed it had ceased production of the device.

Oculus is more dependent upon Samsung more than any other technology provider since Gear VR is intimately tied to Samsung. Since the Note 7 is fading away users can use Samsung’s replacement policy to get compatible handset.

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