Samsung teamed up with Facebook-owned Oculus to develop the Gear VR, it’s virtual reality headset. It worked on the hardware end of things while Oculus developed the user interface for the headset. Oculus has also started selling its own headset, the much more powerful Oculus Rift. Even though the company creates software for both headsets the Oculus Home looks different on the Gear VR as opposed to the Rift. That’s going to change soon with the next Gear VR update.
Oculus Home is the gateway to the content store on Gear VR and Oculus Rift. It’s used to provide users with access to VR content and games so it’s crucial to the entire VR experience.
A video has been uploaded on YouTube which gives us a glimpse of the new and updated Oculus Home for Gear VR. It’s very similar to the Oculus Home on the Rift VR headset. It’s said that this new update for Gear VR is being rolled out in stages so it might take a while before it’s live for everybody.
The updated user interface doesn’t appear to have the Friends section on the Gear VR and its unclear at this point in time when Oculus is going to flip the switch on social features after this update has been released for everybody.