Samsung announced a web browser specialised for the Gear VR. Simply called the “Samsung Internet For Gear VR,” the browser is Samsung’s latest virtual reality service and with the app itself, users will be able to surf the internet in a more immersive atmosphere.
The browser supports both 360-degree and 3D video streaming, as well as handling any HTML5 media playback on the web. It also provides an on-screen keyboard and a voice recognition system for easier text input. Additionally, the browser provides features such as Quick Access, Bookmarks and Tab Manager in order to give users a “familiar web browsing experience.
However, the most striking feature of the Samsung Internet is the Gaze Mode. Gaze Mode allows users to select menus or links by looking at those options without lifting a finger, which sounds neat. As for the availability, the beta version of the Samsung Internet will be available for download in the Oculus Store starting from 2 December. The following Samsung devices that will support the browser are: Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note5.
For more information on the Gear VR, you can view this review of the device.