New Oculus Home Rolling Out In Stages To Samsung Gear VR Owners

Posted: Jun 20 2016, 8:42am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

New Oculus Home Rolling Out in Stages to Samsung Gear VR Owners
Oculus Home for Gear VR

Oculus updated Home for Gear VR owners to make it more in line with the Oculus Home on Rift.

Samsung Gear VR owners get a new version of Oculus Home. The new starting point of the Gear VR experience is now more matching what Oculus Rift owners see when the launch their VR goggles.

The new Oculus Home is rolling out in stages to Samsung Gear VR users. The first users have received the new version of Home. Pablo Flores has shared a video of the new Oculus Home on Youtube. The video shows the house with the menus of the different services available for Gear VR users.

Someone did not roll out the carpet completely.

The partnership of Samsung with Oculus was a smart move. The partners might be soon though be competitors. There is no reason why Samsung is not going to offer a full virtual reality headset in addition to the Gear VR. If HTC can succeed in making a full virtual reality headset so can Samsung. A Samsung VR headset could arrive as soon as this Fall.

A Samsung VR headset might actually be good for Oculus to help established the Oculus market place. HTC is currently ahead as they do not have supply constraints, pushing the Steam platform. Samsung's entry in the high-end virtual reality segment could be a game changer.

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