Got your Samsung Galaxy S7 (or S6) and a Gear VR headset ? Ready to explore incredible virtual films, have amazing experiences and play captivating games in virtual reality? Well, hold on a second. There are lots of great apps in the Oculus store for Gear VR, but also quite a bit of dross, so we’ve already picked through the store to bring you best free and paid-for apps and games currently on offer.
Compared to its competitors, Hulu is now currently at the head of the pack. Amazon’s VR app is still in the works , and Netflix only offers an immersive environment for watching 2D content. Hulu, on the other hand, boasts dozens of exclusive and premium titles from the likes of Showtime Networks, The National Geographic Channel, Viacom, and more, with plans to increase that number over time. Best of all, VR app enthusiasts can watch the titles without a paid subscription.
Thanks for posting the method you used, at least you’ve got that much back. Froyo (android 2.2 update) is due at some point along with Samsung improvements. Hopefully this will fix most of the problems although there may be an issue of needing Kies connection to complete the upgrade. It has been suggested on various boards that the update can be done without Kies if the phone has been rooted. If you still can’t get kies working by the time Samsung releases the update, you may have to consider rooting if you haven’t already.
As for when we might see the potential new device, we’d expect to hear something toward the end of the year, should Samsung and Oculus follow the same pattern as last year’s announcements. The consumer Gear VR was revealed at the Oculus Connect 2 developer conference in September, but we don’t yet know if that show will be returning in two months’ time. And, of course, the Note 6 is likely to be announced before the proposed new model is.
Long pressing on an empty part any homescreen panel brings up customisation options including the usual ability to change wallpaper and add widgets. You also get access to the Themes store if you want to change the look and feel of TouchWiz, plus ‘screen grid’ which handily lets you fit more onto the screen if you don’t mind app icons being smaller.