Samsung Launches Optimized Web Browser for Gear VR

Samsung Electronics announced the web browser
optimized for Gear VR. Samsung Internet for Gear VR is the latest
virtual reality service along with a strengthened VR content ecosystem. The app now allows users
to intuitively browse the web and enjoy content in a more immersive atmosphere without having
to download content on to their smartphones. As the demand for 360-degree, immersive video
content rapidly rises – Samsung Internet for Gear VR further enriches the VR content ecosystem
for Samsung consumers. Through the Internet for VR, users can directly
enjoy a variety of on-line content by browsing the web. It supports both 360-degree and 3D
video streaming, as well as any HTML5 video from the web, allowing users to enjoy video
content in a fully immersive environment. Furthermore, in order to make text input intuitive
and easy, Internet for VR provides voice recognition, along with on-screen keyboard. With Gaze Mode,
users can select menus by simply gazing at them, without having to lift a finger. The
app can also import bookmarks from the mobile web browser, Samsung Internet for Android,
and provides helpful features such as Quick Access, Bookmarks and Tab Manager, giving
users a familiar web browsing experience. Samsung Internet for Gear VR beta version
will be available for download in the Oculus Store. Supported Samsung devices include: Galaxy
S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note5 with Gear VR.

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