Samsung releases a VR web browser for the Gear VR

Today, 'content is king' and Samsung knows it well. With an aim to bring the web to its new Gear VR headset, Samsung has released a new virtual reality browser.


Today, 'content is king' and Samsung knows it well. With an aim to bring the web to its new Gear VR headset, Samsung has released a new virtual reality browser.

The all-new Samsung Internet for Gear VR lets users browse through web pages without the need to remove the headset. What's more exciting is it will let you watch videos from websites directly on the headset, putting away the hassle of downloading them in a separate app. It supports both 360-degree and 3D video streaming, along with any HTML5 video from the web.

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Some of its features include voice recognition for input, an on screen keyboard, headset Gaze Mode to select menus by just looking at them and it will also let you import bookmarks from other browsers. Samsung Internet for Android comes with helpful features such as Quick Access, Bookmarks and Tab Manager.

"It will likely not be the most ideal browsing experience; resolution gets cut in half by virtual reality headsets, which combined with the higher magnification provided by the lenses will likely make for some pretty blurry text," points out TheNextWeb. However, it does add that using VR browsing will be fun.

Samsung Internet for Gear VR beta version is available for download in the Oculus Store starting today. The supported device list includes Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note5 with Gear VR.


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