Samsung, Facebook and LG Bringing “Social VR” to Masses

Published by , February 28, 2016 7:15 pm

(Wired) Samsung has made an important push for wider adoption of VR. The VR capabilities of Samsung’s latest Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge phones are compelling. Both are compatible with the existing Gear VR headset, and Samsung announced it will throw in a free Gear VR and six games if buyers preorder one of the new Galaxy phones before March 18. Additionally, Samsung’s new Gear 360 camera makes it easier for consumers to capture their own 360-degree videos for viewing in the Gear VR headset.The other big Gear VR news is that Facebook 360 videos have been optimized for playback on Gear VR, and that they’ll be viewable via Gear VR in the coming weeks.
LG has also announced a VR headset to go along with its latest flagship phone, the LG G5.