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Sad News for GearVR Users

kevinw729
Level 15

Facebook Ends Samsung Gear VR Software Updates, 360 Video Downloads & Films

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https://uploadvr.com/samsung-gear-vr-updates-end/

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MowTin
Level 11
I almost bought a Samsung phone for GearVR
i7 9700k 2080ti   CV1, Rift-S, Index, G2

kevinw729
Level 15

MowTin said:

I almost bought a Samsung phone for GearVR



Yes @MowTin - a number of people were suckered into buying old GearVR stock and supportive phones with claimed promises that the system was still being supported. I get the feeling that is also true of Oculsu Go's during the current situation!
https://vrawards.aixr.org/ "The Out-of-Home Immersive Entertainment Frontier: Expanding Interactive Boundaries in Leisure Facilities" https://www.amazon.co.uk/Out-Home-Immersive-Entertainment-Frontier/dp/1472426959

Umpa_PC
Level 8
I have one, my Son bought it me years and years ago.  I have a Galaxy Edge 7 running it.  I used it a bit, but never bought any software for it, only ever had the free stuff.  It's hard to describe, but I always thought the games were over priced and not good enough. 

It did go down well at family gatherings though, and that prompted me to get a Quest and Rift S, so I guess in that regard it served its purpose. 

I wonder if this would work on it - https://riftcat.com/vridge
Oculus Rift S - Oculus Quest 128GB
MSI trident 3 7RB-200UK Intel Core i5-7400 3 Ghz x2
MSI GTX 1050 Ti (4GB) & MSI Aero GTX 1060 OC (6GB) & MSI Aero GTX 1070 OC 8GB
16 GB RAM x2, 1TB HDD x2, 1TB SSD x2
Windows 10 Home Edition Version 10.0.18363 Build 18363, Oculus version 17, Quest Version 17
Fan Cooling by Zotac FireStorm - AfterBurner cause me problems.

Lewisviper
Level 2
thankfully never used the Gear VR for downloads of films etc used the other programs and used for playing quake VR 😎 and netflix in VR! nice that my S9 still rocks 😎

Lewisviper
Level 2


thankfully never used the Gear VR for downloads of films etc used the other programs and used for playing quake VR 😎 and netflix in VR! nice that my S9 still rocks 😎



BTW loads of cool movie players 😎 especially for 3D Movies

kevinw729
Level 15
For a platform that was released in so many numbers the reality of what the system was is harder to discern. Of the claimed 4m sales, the reality is that the majority of the units were bundled with phone contracts, and were not actually "sold" but off-loaded!

The system also was seen to be locked into a eco-system that proffered high priced VR apps, many of which were less than impressive, and some poorly executed - but still charging full price. The other issue is that the promised feature-set never materialized @Umpa_PC. 

The GearVR was victim of the hype regarding VR, trying to pretend it was something significantly more than Google Cardboard, and was also victimized by the breakup between Oculus and Samsung - many trying to down play the influence this had on the business, until the reality of the Oculus Go appearance. 
https://vrawards.aixr.org/ "The Out-of-Home Immersive Entertainment Frontier: Expanding Interactive Boundaries in Leisure Facilities" https://www.amazon.co.uk/Out-Home-Immersive-Entertainment-Frontier/dp/1472426959

TomCgcmfc
Level 15
I'm using the latest Etsy Gear VR lens mod with my Vive Pro and this works fantastic for me.  So at least a little of the GearVR lives on, lol!
9 9900k, rtx3090, 32 Gb ram, 1tb ssd, 4tb hdd. xi hero wifi mb, Corsair 1000w. Rift cv1, Quest 1, Vive Pro.