After Samsung today issued a statement asking users to power down their Galaxy Note 7 handsets and return them for refund or exchange, Samsung’s partner Oculus, who power the companies VR headset the Gear VR has taken the step of removing Galaxy Note 7 support.
The update was noted by reddit user who posted a picture of a message received when loading up the Gear VR with his Note 7.
The Note 7 has not officially been recalled, but Samsung and Australian carriers are all urging customers to back up their data, power down the unit and return the unit to their place of purchase for a refund or replacement with a handset of equal or lesser value. Multiple handsets of what Samsung has deemed to be the ‘Safe’ replacement model of the handset have caught on fire over the last couple of weeks.
While no replacement Note 7 handsets have had issues here in Australia as yet, we’re urging our readers to follow Samsung’s advice and follow the steps to back up their device, power it down and return it. Play it safe. No phone is worth even a remote chance.