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Oculus Ends Gear VR Support in Samsung Galaxy Note 7

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Discontinuation of Galaxy Note 7 isn’t bringing good news for Samsung – the latest in the news is Oculus. The Virtual Reality device maker announced that it had pulled support from its Gear VR headset. The move comes after Samsung displayed a message that it will stop producing Galaxy Note 7, once the flagship device in the Galaxy series.

Earlier Reddit users discovered the message this morning that Oculus will no longer support the Gear VR on Note 7.

Rift power software runs with the help of Samsung’s Virtual Reality hardware, but Oculus has disabled the supporting app required to get things working on the Galaxy Note 7. If users try to use these two things combined, they should see the following message:

Customer safety is Oculus’ top priority. Oculus is removing support for all Note7 devices on the Oculus platform. Until further notice, Note7 devices will not be compatible with the Gear VR. For more information regarding the Note7, please contact Samsung directly.

Now Facebook-owned company is carrying the same message as Oculus that it’s removing support for all Note 7 devices. The Samsung handset has been catching on fire with the phone battery, so the Korean tech giant is now advising owners of Note 7 not to power up the phablet as it confirmed it had ceased production of the device.

Oculus is more dependent upon Samsung than any other technology provider since Gear VR is intimately tied to Samsung. Since Note 7 is fading away, users can use Samsung’s replacement policy to get a compatible handset.

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