About a month ago, Samsung trademarked the name Gear VR. It was speculated that this could be Samsung’s attempt at a wearable headset, but unlike Google Glass, Samsung’s efforts would be more towards virtual reality and would most likely compete with the likes of the Oculus Rift and Sony’s Project Morpheus. A couple of weeks ago, an alleged photo of the headset surfaced and now thanks to the folks at SamMobile, they have managed to get their hands on a handful of screenshots which are apparently that of the accompanying Gear VR app. As per the app’s screenshots, it pretty much confirms that the headset will focus on virtual reality.
A few weeks ago, we exclusively confirmed the existence of Samsung’s upcoming virtual reality headset, the Gear VR, and revealed some new information about it and posted a render of the actual device. Today, we are going one step further. Thanks to our elite friends, we have got our hands on an early version of Gear VR Manager, which connects the Gear VR with a mobile device and manages and monitors the basic functions of the Gear VR and installed apps from Samsung Apps. Once the user launches the Gear VR setup wizard, they are greeted with a welcome screen. After proceeding, they are required to accept an End User License Agreement, after which the setup wizard starts downloading all the core apps from Samsung’s servers, which include VR Panorama, VR Cinema and HMT Manager (Early Gear VR Manager). Finally, the setup wizard thanks the user for completing the setup process and asks the user to mount their Gear VR and enjoy an immersive virtual reality experience. The final screen also confirms our report on Samsung developing a modular design for the Gear VR, which allows the user to dock in a Galaxy device into the Gear VR using USB 3.0.