Two years ago, Samsung’s virtual reality ambitions were large enough to produce a bizarre, award-winning commercial with an ostrich learning to fly thanks to a Gear VR headset and Elton John’s music. But 2017 was also last the year that Samsung produced a new Gear VR device, much less a television spot. Just as in 2018, today’s Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event presented a whole host of new phones – but not a single mention of VR.
But Samsung hasn’t stopped supporting the technology pretty much anyway. The new range of Galaxy S10 phones is still compatible with an existing Gear VR headset, a Samsung spokesman said. “Yes, the latest model Gear VR will work. Gear VR comes with an adapter that will work with S1
0,” he wrote. Road to VR reports that all four Galaxy S10 variants will be compatible.
Because Samsung says the adapter you need comes with the Gear VR, which suggests that putting a Galaxy S10 even easier than last year’s note 9. Samsung also remarkably made an adapter for note 9, but it didn’t come in the box ; You had to contact Samsung to have it emailed.
Medan Gear VR can accept multiple phone sizes thanks to its spring loaded catches, it still requires some conscious design efforts from Samsung to limit the size and shapes of their phones to fit and preset a certain amount of software so a gala phone discovers that it has been connected.
So that is a pretty decent sign that even though virtual reality is still in limbo right now, Samsung has not given up yet. Which, to be fair, is also what his partner Oculus told us in September, and pointed out that $ 199 Oculus Go does not fully compete with Gear VR, as apps that developers do either are 100 percent compatible with the other.