The unfortunate Galaxy Note7 just cannot catch a break. Samsung officially announced recalling it once again, while the company tries to find out what's causing its fiery woes, but if you choose you'd rather test your luck and keep yours, you'll be denied Gear VR functionality.
Oculus has disabled its service on the Note7/Gear VR combo 'until further notice' citing customer safety as top priority and referring customers to Samsung for more information. It's not a surprising move on Oculus' part - after all, inside the Gear VR is about as close as the potentially dangerous Note7 comes to vital organs (butt cheeks don't count).
The issue from now on seems to be how customers will go about returning Galaxy Note7 peripherals like the Gear VR or Gear Fit 2 they got bundled with the phone. Both devices can work just as well with the Galaxy S7's of this world (the S7 edge, too), but after this whole ordeal some users may want to get rid of all things Note7 related. We'd offer Oculus' advice on the matter - contact Samsung.
Samsung must keep the Note7 design in their next Note8 for Oculus VR sake
True. And also the phone you own right now as well.
I am sure many lithium-ion devices explode everyday, but the case with samsung is it happens in a short amount of time. Anyway happy they are taking their responsibilitys, hope they can recover