The right thing to do: Oculus disables Galaxy Note 7 – Gear VR compatibility

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Once again, you are kindly asked to power down and stop using the Galaxy Note 7 in your property, be it an original, as-yet unexchanged device, or a replacement initially deemed safe to use, but recently exhibiting the same hazardous fickleness that prompted the first global recall.

While a second (and possibly, final) one hasn’t been made official, it’s essentially game over for the phablet that once showed so much promise. The sooner you realize and accept it, the better.

Oculus knows it, and although the move comes a little late, its “New” Gear VR no longer pairs with the dangerous Galaxy Note 7. If you happen to still own both products, and try to use them together, you’ll be welcomed with a message that says it all.

“Customer safety is Oculus’ top priority. Oculus is removing support for all Note 7 devices on the Oculus platform. Until further notice, Note 7 devices will not be compatible with the Gear VR. For more information regarding the Note 7, please contact Samsung directly.”

That “further notice”, by the way, is unlikely to ever come, so don’t hold off on the hope the phone’s critical safety problems will be miraculously solved or swept under the rug by the CPSC. Just take the thing back to where you bought or replaced it, and pick a different gadget. Any other gadget will do.

Source: Android Central

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Adrian Diaconescu
Adrian has had an insatiable passion for writing since he was in school and found himself writing philosophical essays about the meaning of life and the differences between light and dark beer. Later, he realized this was pretty much his only marketable skill, so he first created a personal blog (in Romanian) and then discovered his true calling, which is writing about all things tech (in English).