Two years ago, Samsung's virtual reality ambitions were big enough to produce a bizarre, award-winning commercial with an ostrich learning to fly, thanks to a Gear VR headset and Elton John's music. But 2017 was also last years, that Samsung produced a new Gear VR device, much less a TV spot. Like in 2018, today's Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event made up a whole host of new phones – but not a single mention of VR.
But Samsung hasn't stopped supporting the technology yet. The new series of Galaxy S10 phones is still compatible with an existing Gear VR headset, a Samsung spokesman says. "Yes, the latest model Gear VR will work. Gear VR comes with an adapter that will work with S1
Since Samsung says the adapter you need comes with Gear VR, it suggests that putting a Galaxy S10 even easier than last year's note 9. Samsung also remarkably placed an adapter for the note 9 but it did not come in the box; You had to contact Samsung to have it sent.
While Gear VR can accept multiple phone sizes thanks to its spring loaded catches, Samsung still requires a lot of deliberate design efforts to limit the size and shapes of its phones to fit and leave a certain amount of software so a galaxy phone discovers that it has been connected.
So it's a pretty decent sign that although the virtual reality is still in limbo right now, Samsung hasn't given up on it altogether. Which, to be fair, is also what its partner Oculus told us last September and pointed out that $ 199 Oculus Go is not fully competing with Gear VR, as apps that developers make for one of them are 100 percent compatible with the other.