Samsung had earlier launched a dedicated Web browser for its Samsung Gear VR headset. Now the company is trying to expand the wearable device’s coverage by including experimental support for WebVR, through which users can access VR contents in browsers.
The new features will be a part of Samsung Internet for Gear VR 1.0 update, which was in beta version until now. The Gear VR would now allow the users to consume immersive content published in WebVR.
According to NDTV’s report, currently the WebVR is in its experimental phase, and only made available for nightly versions of Firefox and Chrome’s experimental builds. Samsung has also stated that the browser supports the deprecated API and this means WebVR will go out of support at some point in time. However, Samsung is expected to update the WebVR soon.
“We at Samsung are actively working on and committed to supporting WebVR. The WebVR support is ‘experimental’ status as the specification is still evolving. The current release is using the deprecated API set, and we hope to update it soon to the latest WebVR draft,” said Samsung.
Samsung Gear VR users will have to enable the WebVR within the Internet for Gear VR browser. When users attach their smartphones to the headset, the update will automatically notify them on the webpage you are using on the Samsung Internet browser for Android.
Users can download Samsung Internet for Gear VR to install or update it through the Oculus Store Android app.
Oculus VR had last month rolled out an update to its software which facilitates Samsung Gear VR users to create a social profile and also creates several other features.
Last year, on Nov. 27, Samsung Gear VR was launched. The device is a mobile reality headset developed by Samsung Electronics in collaboration with Oculus. However, the device is manufactured by Samsung.