It’s been revealed that Oculus, the Facebook-owned company that collaborated with Samsung to produce the Gear VR and its accompanying software, has disabled its application from working with the Galaxy Note 7 following numerous reports of ‘safe’ replacement models catching fire while on charge.
Oculus’ decision to revoke access was first reported on reddit when a user received an error message.
Samsung’s recall of the Note 7 smartphone due to the risk of explosion prompted Oculus to disable Gear VR compatibility to ensure the safety of its customers.
Amid safety concerns, Oculus has disabled the faulty Note 7 for Samsung's Gear VR headset.
Oculus has removed all support for the Note 7 from the Gear VR via software update, while Samsung encourages all Note 7 owners to turn the device off immediately and send it back.
Oculus has disabled its Gear VR app on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 over customer safety concerns. This follows numerous reports of the Galaxy Note 7 catching fire.