Samsung announced this week that its Gear VR, the affordable headset that works with many of its recent flagship devices, now offers a much-improved virtual reality web browsing experience.
Users will now be able to change the background that sits behind the actual virtual reality browser, too. Samsung said it tapped a company named OTOY to provide the photos and said that each will “add depth to the user’s browsing, transporting them to a vibrant and realistic world that’s ripe for exploration.” There’s also a file browser for viewing content on the phone or through USB-OTG on supported devices.
Gear VR browser update available now
Users should find the update now in Samsung’s Gear VR store. The browser has worked pretty well for me in the past, so I’m excited to fire up my Galaxy S7 Edge and give it a whirl in the new Gear VR sometime over the weekend.