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Us Canadians got Lollipop update! Will it work now?

Hbharrison
Level 2
Someone else already asked but no reply. Can anyone confirm that the gear vr will now work on all Note 4 running lollipop? I have 3 apps that say gear vr is on my phone. Check the attachment for proof. Someone please confirm this means Gear Vr will now work on my Note 4!!!!
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Toque
Level 2
Canadian here!

To ease your paranoia it does works. IMO no better and no worse.

Hbharrison
Level 2
Do you have it on your Canadian note 4? And what do you mean no better or worse

Hbharrison
Level 2
My note 4 is a Qualcomm Adreno (TM) 420 ... is this a good thing or bad thing?

HomerS66
Level 5
"Hbharrison" wrote:
My note 4 is a Qualcomm Adreno (TM) 420 ... is this a good thing or bad thing?


With KitKat it's a good thing with Lollipop not a good thing, the Adreno GPU performance is reduced on Lollipop which also affects the Gear VR performance. Apps will still run but those which uses more draw calls will show more stutters or screen tearing. But they are working on a fix for the Adreno driver regression.

Hbharrison
Level 2
So I shouldn't not get it?
And where can I find updates in the fix they are working on?

Toque
Level 2
"Hbharrison" wrote:
Do you have it on your Canadian note 4? And what do you mean no better or worse


Do you have any critical thinking skills? I already answered your question fully.

mitchellvii
Level 2
"Toque" wrote:
"Hbharrison" wrote:
Do you have it on your Canadian note 4? And what do you mean no better or worse


Do you have any critical thinking skills? I already answered your question fully.


First of all, don't be a jerk. Second your answer was very brief, incomplete and not accurate, so there's that.

In short, performance under LP for the Gear VR will suffer. Games and apps will load slower and will stutter. I am still running KK for this reason.

mitchellvii
Level 2
"HomerS66" wrote:
"Hbharrison" wrote:
My note 4 is a Qualcomm Adreno (TM) 420 ... is this a good thing or bad thing?


With KitKat it's a good thing with Lollipop not a good thing, the Adreno GPU performance is reduced on Lollipop which also affects the Gear VR performance. Apps will still run but those which uses more draw calls will show more stutters or screen tearing. But they are working on a fix for the Adreno driver regression.


^ This.

Toque
Level 2
"mitchellvii" wrote:
"Toque" wrote:
"Hbharrison" wrote:
Do you have it on your Canadian note 4? And what do you mean no better or worse


Do you have any critical thinking skills? I already answered your question fully.


First of all, don't be a jerk. Second your answer was very brief, incomplete and not accurate, so there's that.

In short, performance under LP for the Gear VR will suffer. Games and apps will load slower and will stutter. I am still running KK for this reason.


The only thing incomplete and inaccurate are your own posts. The amount of time you spend posting here and XDA is pathetic.