Samsung Gear VR now supports the Web’s native VR format
5 April 2016 | 0
If you’re bored with browsing the Internet on a flat screen, then you may want to slap on a Gear VR headset for a completely different experience.
That’s because Samsung just tore the beta label off of its Samsung Internet for GearVR browser, which supports native WebVR and improves performance with video.
This means you’ll be able to access VR content where it’s discoverable online, though keep in mind the standard to support this is still experimental. WebVR is also very limited right now. Another point to illustrate this is how Google just launched its own tool for such experiences. Yet the with the rapid interest among tech companies we should see this expand pretty quickly.
Samsung is leading the way when it comes to popularising VR for the masses. By combining its svelte smartphones with a relatively inexpensive headset, the everyday smartphone users can get their head inside of this new technology without many barriers. Additionally, we expect to hear a lot about VR at this year’s Google I/O conference, given that the event will kick off at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View on 18 May.
IDG News Service