In the wake of Samsung’s throttling of the Galaxy Note7 for good last night, Oculus has followed suit by removing all support for the Note7 from their mobile-powered Gear VR and offering refunds to affected users.
An update was posted recently on Oculus’s Gear VR page saying that support for all Note7 devices has been removed from the Oculus platform. It’s understandable — if it’s not a good idea to keep a phone around that might literally catch fire, it’s probably not a good idea to strap it to your face.
And given that Samsung themselves have stopped making the phone altogether, it’s understandable that Oculus wouldn’t leave things there. Early this morning, an email was sent to users saying they can refund any purchases bought for a Galaxy Note7 device, as one reader informed us this morning.
Let’s call it like it is: this is an unmitigated disaster. Credit to Oculus though, for doing their part to make the life of early adopters a little easier (and less hazardous).