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Samsung Galaxy Note7 Shut Out Of Gear VR

Samsung Galaxy Note7 Shut Out Of Gear VR

Following reports of Note7 handsets catching fire, Oculus has chosen to deny Note7 users further access to the Gear VR headset. Oculus’ decision first surfaced on Reddit when Bahaman23 reported a message saying that VR had been disabled for Note7 devices.

Samsung has been forced to recall the Galaxy Note7 following a series of fires caused by overheating batteries. As reported by the Wall Street Journal, “Samsung Electronics Co.’s recall of one of its most advanced smartphones descended further into confusion, as the technology giant told consumers to stop using the Galaxy Note 7 and halted its production and distribution, while investigators probed reports of overheating batteries on devices that were supposed to be safe.”

Bahaman23 reported the Note7 disabled for VR on Reddit

The Oculus warning message removing Note7 support

The problem is not thought to affect other Samsung models at this time.

 

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