1. CKwik240's Avatar
    Just had a thought this morning. I've heard about people disabling parts of Gear VR to use other Android VR platforms. Assuming the N10/+ fits (I have no reason to think it couldn't) I would think other platforms could work. Anyone have some thoughts they might be able to share?
    08-13-2019 12:29 PM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    They would, but for them to work properly they'd need to 'know' the exact location of the phone screen on the lenses or it would look all distorted. If you find a 'hacked' version of, say, Google Cardboard that accounts for the size of the Gear VR visor AND the exact position and screen size of the Note 10 or 10+ inside that specific visor's lenses, then yeah, it would work. You would just have to disable the Gear VR detection or not plug in at all (using the Gear VR, essentially, as a glorified Google Cardboard visor).
    08-13-2019 01:54 PM
  3. CKwik240's Avatar
    Understood. I haven't done much research into working outside the Gear VR environment so I was wondering how well (or not) the images line up and focus. How was this not an issue with Google cardboard when using it with different phones?

    As for detection, if the Note 10/+ doesn't have the Great VR software, anyone know what it would do when you plug it in?
    08-13-2019 03:04 PM
  4. arunma's Avatar
    Do we know for sure the Gear VR isn't supported?
    08-13-2019 03:11 PM
  5. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Do we know for sure the Gear VR isn't supported?
    There have been articles about it
    08-13-2019 03:14 PM
  6. arunma's Avatar
    There have been articles about it
    Just checked and you're right. SamMobile even reported it.
    08-13-2019 03:16 PM
  7. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    Do we know for sure the Gear VR isn't supported?
    Yep, we do.
    08-13-2019 03:16 PM
  8. gyounk's Avatar
    There is always windows mixed reality...
    08-13-2019 03:17 PM
  9. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Understood. I haven't done much research into working outside the Gear VR environment so I was wondering how well (or not) the images line up and focus. How was this not an issue with Google cardboard when using it with different phones?

    As for detection, if the Note 10/+ doesn't have the Great VR software, anyone know what it would do when you plug it in?
    Google Cardboard asks for the device and cardboard model you're using and has a way to align/calibrate your display to account for different screen sizes. No idea what would happen with the VR headset but likely it would just either start charging or come up with an error stating the accessory connected is not supported. Phone probably won't fit inside the VR headset if it's the plus model (base Note might fit, but won't be properly aligned)
    08-13-2019 03:34 PM
  10. CKwik240's Avatar
    Google Cardboard asks for the device and cardboard model you're using and has a way to align/calibrate your display to account for different screen sizes. No idea what would happen with the VR headset but likely it would just either start charging or come up with an error stating the accessory connected is not supported. Phone probably won't fit inside the VR headset if it's the plus model (base Note might fit, but won't be properly aligned)
    I guess we'll have to get out hands on the phone to find out about what happens when you plug it in and for fitment. Though, the N10+ is barely bigger than the N9 so it may fit just fine. I would think the USB-C adapter for the N9 would work as well. Perhaps I'll play with the Google cardboard software soon and see how flexible it might be for alignment.
    08-13-2019 03:41 PM
  11. msm0511's Avatar
    I guess we'll have to get out hands on the phone to find out about what happens when you plug it in and for fitment. Though, the N10+ is barely bigger than the N9 so it may fit just fine. I would think the USB-C adapter for the N9 would work as well. Perhaps I'll play with the Google cardboard software soon and see how flexible it might be for alignment.
    Just be careful. I cracked the back of my S8+ screen trying to fit it in an older Gear VR.
    08-13-2019 04:39 PM
  12. rushmore's Avatar
    Samsung bailed before fixing the AMOLED issue with SDE. Seems if anyone could give Oculus competition, it would be Samsung with their own standalone device.

    The Quest is way better than Samsung VR. I've been with Gear VR since the infamous hot running shutdown prone Note 4 days. Not dealing with docking a phone and dealing with keeping the phone and inside lenses clean is way better. Not to mention the display has a lot less SDE than the S9 and especially the Note 9 does now.
    08-14-2019 11:54 AM
  13. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Samsung bailed before fixing the AMOLED issue with SDE. Seems if anyone could give Oculus competition, it would be Samsung with their own standalone device.

    The Quest is way better than Samsung VR. I've been with Gear VR since the infamous hot running shutdown prone Note 4 days. Not dealing with docking a phone and dealing with keeping the phone and inside lenses clean is way better. Not to mention the display has a lot less SDE than the S9 and especially the Note 9 does now.
    Except Samsung VR was powered by Oculus... at least at the time, they were partners.
    08-14-2019 01:17 PM

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