Samsung unveils Oculus-powered ‘Gear VR Innovator Edition’

During its developer conference in San Francisco, Samsung today announced the Oculus-powered ‘Gear VR Innovator Edition’. The new VR headset is compatible with the Galaxy Note 4’s 5.7-inch display for developers to create a 360-degree immersive experience.

Developers can access the Oculus Mobile SDK for Gear VR, now available at Once users download the Oculus software to their Note 4 devices, they will receive special applications such as Cinema, Home, Store, and 360 Videos and Photos to work with.

Some of the content partners that Samsung has tied up with include Harmonix, DreamWorks, Vevo, and Temple Run.

The Gear VR features a touchpad, back button, and a focus adjustment wheel. The Gear VR Innovator Edition is currently available only in the US, and starts shipping in ‘early December’. However, Samsung is yet to announce the pricing.



Samsung announces Gear Circle for instant hands-free communication

Samsung has announced a new gadget that lets you enjoy instant hands-free communication. The new device called the Gear Circle happens to be both lightweight and sweat resistant.

The device’s design allows for the wireless stereo headphone to sit around your neck, which vibrates when you have an incoming call. Besides, it also supports other Bluetooth-enabled devices and features touch controls that make it easy to receive calls when you’re on the go.

The Gear Circle boasts nine hours of playtime and 11 hours of talk time. The earphones can also be detached. Besides, users can receive voice notifications using Text-to-Speech through S Voice.

The Gear Circle is now available for purchase in several T-Mobile stores. It will also be available at AT&T, Samsung, BestBuy, and Amazon. The device will be offered in black, blue, and white color options. However, the white color variant will be exclusively available at BestBuy.


Galaxy Note Edge will be available in the US starting Nov.14

Samsung has been rather quiet about the launch of the Galaxy Note Edge apart from a handful of select markets. Though soon enough, interested buyers will be able to get their hands on the device, as the company has now unveiled the US release date of the Galaxy Note Edge.

In a press release, Samsung stated that the Galaxy Note Edge will be available starting November 14, 2014 via AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, and US Cellular. Besides, customers can also buy the handset through Samsung experience stores within Best Buy locations. The Galaxy Note Edge will be available in Charcoal Black and Frost White color options.

However, apart from T-Mobile, specific pricing and availability have not been announced at this point. That said, it’s safe to assume that customers will be able to get their hands on the Note Edge on some type of contract, as well as off-contract. T-Mobile has also confirmed that it will begin selling the Galaxy Note Edge starting November 14th for $0 down (and $36.25/month for 24 months) online and in participating stores nationwide.

Key specs on the Galaxy Note Edge include a 5.6-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display. The company claims that the handset is designed to deliver a unique smartphone experience with a side display that is housed on the right edge of the device. The Edge display gives users access to email, Internet, apps, notifications, news, and more, without interrupting with the contents of the primary display.

Elsewhere, the handset features a 16MP rear camera with autofocus and Smart OIS. For selfies, there’s a 3.7MP front-facing shooter with an f/1.9 lens. Juicing up the handset is 3000mAh battery.