Samsung wants to get Oculus VR on its handsets

  • We are not sure whether we are pro VR or not. The technology has been around for a while and has never really gone mainstream. Whether it ever will is uncertain no matter what Facebook says. But it is fun to speculate.

    If you’re interested in virtual reality, then a new report from CNET that maintains Samsung is working directly with Facebook-owned Oculus on a headset that uses mobile devices to generate VR environments and experiences should get you excited. We’ve heard before that Samsung was working on its own VR headset, but this is further evidence that they might have a helping hand from a pioneer in the field, and the company that is arguably the farthest along in terms of delivering on the promise of consumer-focused virtual reality, following a report from Engadget in May.

    Samsung understandably wants to create a VR headset powered by mobile devices, according to CNET’s sources, which makes sense given the potential such a device has to augment and drive sales for their main mobile business, in addition to opening up another potential revenue stream for Samsung in addition to mobile.

    Rumors of Samsung’s efforts in VR originally came off as yet another example of the company trying to experiment in a potential direction for where the consumer tech market might be headed in the next few years.