Samsung Galaxy S8 VR
Ahead of the Samsung Galaxy S8’s release into the market, there have been several rumors indicating what to anticipate and not to anticipate from the upcoming flagship device from the South Korean tech company.
However, following Samsung’s announcement that the much powerful Smart AI Assistant, Bixby will be made available on older devices from the tech company supporting the Android OS 7.0 Nougat, a rather sad news has been revealed.
For tech user who has love for Virtual Reality, this will come as a shock as the tech company has revealed that the much-expected Samsung Galaxy S8 and the S8 Plus variant will not be coming with compatibility with the Google Daydream.
Coming after Samsung released its new Gear VR headset into the market, the tech company has revealed that the Galaxy S8 will not support the Gear VR and the Daydream View.
Speaking on the development of the South Korean tech company, Russell from VR Heads revealed that whenever the official Daydream application downloaded from Play Store is attempted to be installed on the Galaxy S8, the device returns with an error message which states that “a compatible version is missing.” The bottom line to this is that Samsung has robbed users of the S8 and S8 Plus the compatibility requirements to install and use the Google Daydream.
However, there is a minor workaround which gives support for the application, and this requires only one line of code inserted into the right place. The big deal about the line of code, however, is that users will be required to first root their device in order to access and modify the code.
The code although not available yet will be made public once the flagship device, Samsung Galaxy S8, and Samsung S8 Plus are in the hands of the rooting community.
The problem with the lack of support requirement for the Google Daydream, however, comes as a result of the partnership between the South Korean tech company, Samsung, and Oculus for the company to share in its Gear VR.