Samsung Electronics announced A web browser specially optimized for Gear VR. Samsung Internet for Gear VR is the latest virtual reality service along with a strengthened VR content ecosystem. The app allows users to intuitively browse the web and enjoy content in a more immersive atmosphere without downloading the content on to smartphones.
Chan-Woo Park, Vice President of Product Strategy Team, IT & Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics stated
” As a pioneer in the mobile VR industry, Samsung has continually worked to provide our users with a fully immersive mobile experience in the evolving world of virtual reality, As the demand for 360-degree, immersive video content rapidly rises.
Samsung Internet for Gear VR further enriches the VR content ecosystem for our consumers, setting an industry standard for the VR viewing experience.”
Through the Internet for VR ( Virtual Reality ) , users can now directly enjoy a variety of on-line content by browsing the web. It supports 360-degree as well as 3D video streaming, and HTML5 video from the web, allowing users to enjoy video content in a fully immersive environment.
Internet for VR is supported by voice recognition and on-screen keyboard. With Gaze Mode, users can select menus by simply looking at them, without having to lift a finger.
The app also imports bookmarks from the mobile web browser, Samsung Internet for Android, and provides helpful features such as Quick Access, Bookmarks and Tab Manager, giving users a familiar web browsing experience.
Samsung Internet for Gear VR beta version is available for download in the Oculus Store beginning December 2.
Samsung devices which can support this Project include
- Galaxy S6
- Galaxy S6 edge
- Galaxy S6 edge+
- Galaxy Note 4
- Galaxy Note5 with Gear VR.
Source : Samsung news