Samsung Internet for Gear VR is the web browser augmented reality lovers wanted
Virtual reality content is no more limited to gaming and augmented reality applications as Samsung has announced their web browser for Gear VR. Giving a whole new complexion to how we will browse the internet in the near future, this application of Gear VR headset immerses you in the limitless sea of content on the internet. All this without the need to download content to your smartphone and then view it using VR headsets.
For now, the Samsung Internet application is supported with most of the 360-degree immersive video content in 3D or HTML5 videos on the web. To make browsing ultra-fast and intuitive, this application of Gear VR has Gaze Mode which allows the user to select menus with a gaze without the need for moving hands.
Also, the application provides voice recognition and on-screen keyboard features to further ensure hitch-free browsing. You can also import bookmarks directly from your mobile web browser, Quick Access bookmarks and Tab Manager for synchronised web browsing.
Good news is that you can download Samsung Internet for Gear VR beta version in the Oculus Store from December 2. The list of supported Samsung mobile devices for this feature include Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note5.
According to Samsung VP Chan-Woo Park:
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.