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Oculus disables Gear VR functionality on Galaxy Note 7 due to fire concerns

Oculus, the Facebook-owned company that powers the software inside Samsung's virtual reality ambitions (as well as the Oculus Rift headset, sold separately), has disabled its app from working with the Galaxy Note 7 after a number of replacement phones reportedly caught fire over the weekend. Image from Reddit user Panda_Turtle As first reported on Reddit, and confirmed by Android Central, Oculus has issued a forced update to its mobile app that, when paired with a Galaxy Note 7 inside a new Gear VR headset, shows the following message: Customer safety is Oculus' top priority.
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