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Samsung’s GearVR to now support web’s native VR format


Samsung has announced that its GearVR headset will now support WebVR which will let you browse through the virtual reality experiences that are found on the web. You will get an immersive experience provided you visit a site which has supporting content.

According to a Mozilla report, the Samsung Internet for GearVR browser will support WebGL natively. This is based on the open source chromium engine version (M44) which is the same that is seen on the mobile Samsung Internet for Android mobile browser.

However, Samsung has said that the experience is still under progress. “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”.

This effectively means that you get to see content beyond the OculusVR store or that provided by Samsung. You will have to enable WebVR within your internet for GearVR browser for this feature to work.