Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S7 Users Report Battery Drain Due to Oculus App; Fix Released

Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S7 Users Report Battery Drain Due to Oculus App; Fix Released

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The new Oculus app update is causing many problems on Samsung phones
  • Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S7, S7 Edge report battery drain issues
  • Some users also reported lag and overheating issues

Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S7, and Galaxy S7 Edge owners are reporting battery drain issues, after installing the latest Oculus app update. Users have been reporting of the issue on Oculusand Reddit forums, and claim that the issue seems to resolve itself after the app is deleted altogether.

Samsung users claim that their battery drains quickly as the Oculus app continues to run in the background constantly and put strain on the smartphone’s CPU. On the Oculus forum, users claims that almost one percent battery drained every 30 seconds from their smartphones, because of the update. For all those unaware, the Oculus app is a required install if users want to use their smartphones with the Gear VR headset. Some Samsung users also reported that their smartphone refused to charge up to maximum, even after leaving it on charge overnight. Overheating of phones while on charge, and the TouchWiz UI going wonky was also reported in some cases.

However, Reddit users claim that deleting the app resolves all the issues at once. The devices stop acting up, they charge fully, and the battery drain issue also disappears. Oculus acknowledged the issue and confirmed that it has been resolved. It told Gizmodo that updating or re-installing the app won’t cause any of the above-mentioned problems now.

“We recently pushed an update to the Oculus app that inadvertently caused some people to experience phone battery drain. The team has issued a fix that prompts people to update the Oculus software when they open the Oculus app. If they do not see the prompt, then the phone has been automatically updated and no further action is needed,” the company told the publication.

Samsung has being courting a lot of controversies this season, and this latest one, however temporary, will cause further dents in its reputation. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 battery fault forced Samsung to do a worldwide recall, reporting a loss of billions. For now, Samsung has delayed the launch of the Galaxy Note 7 in India indefinitely. It assures it will fulfil pre-orders soon, but has not given any timeline for delivering on that promise.

Tags: Samsung, Mobiles, Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge,Android, Oculus App, Apps, Samsung Gear VR

 

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Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S7 Users Report Battery Drain Due to Oculus App; Fix Released

Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S7 Users Report Battery Drain Due to Oculus App; Fix Released
HIGHLIGHTS
The new Oculus app update is causing many problems on Samsung phones
Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S7, S7 Edge report battery drain issues
Some users also reported lag and overheating issues
Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S7, and Galaxy S7 Edge owners are reporting battery drain issues, after installing the latest Oculus app update. Users have been reporting of the issue on Oculus and Reddit forums, and claim that the issue seems to resolve itself after the app is deleted altogether.

Samsung users claim that their battery drains quickly as the Oculus app continues to run in the background constantly and put strain on the smartphone’s CPU. On the Oculus forum, users claims that almost one percent battery drained every 30 seconds from their smartphones, because of the update. For all those unaware, the Oculus app is a required install if users want to use their smartphones with the Gear VR headset. Some Samsung users also reported that their smartphone refused to charge up to maximum, even after leaving it on charge overnight. Overheating of phones while on charge, and the TouchWiz UI going wonky was also reported in some cases.
However, Reddit users claim that deleting the app resolves all the issues at once. The devices stop acting up, they charge fully, and the battery drain issue also disappears. Oculus acknowledged the issue and confirmed that it has been resolved. It told Gizmodo that updating or re-installing the app won’t cause any of the above-mentioned problems now.

“We recently pushed an update to the Oculus app that inadvertently caused some people to experience phone battery drain. The team has issued a fix that prompts people to update the Oculus software when they open the Oculus app. If they do not see the prompt, then the phone has been automatically updated and no further action is needed,” the company told the publication.

Samsung has being courting a lot of controversies this season, and this latest one, however temporary, will cause further dents in its reputation. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 battery fault forced Samsung to do a worldwide recall, reporting a loss of billions. For now, Samsung has delayed the launch of the Galaxy Note 7 in India indefinitely. It assures it will fulfil pre-orders soon, but has not given any timeline for delivering on that promise.

Tags: Samsung, Mobiles, Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, Android, Oculus App, Apps, Samsung Gear VR

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Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge Help Samsung Extend Lead Over Apple: IDC, Strategy Analytics

Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge Help Samsung Extend Lead Over Apple: IDC, Strategy Analytics

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Samsung got a lift from the March launch of its Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge
  • 77 million Samsung smartphones were sold in the quarter: IDC
  • According to Strategy Analytics, Samsung had 22.8 percent marketshare

Samsung extended its lead in the global smartphone market over Apple in the second quarter, gaining from the launch of its updated flagship handsets, surveys showed Thursday.

The South Korean giant delivered 77 million smartphones in the quarter, up 5.5 percent from a year ago, for a market share of 22.4 percent, research firm IDC said.

That compared with a 15 percent drop in sales for Apple’s iPhones, which accounted for 11.8 percent, IDC said.

Samsung got a lift from the March launch of its Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge flagship models, with an upgraded processor, waterproofing and other features, IDC noted.

Apple, despite the launch of its more affordable iPhone SE, failed to keep pace and reported weaker sales compared to a year ago.

A separate survey by Strategy Analytics had a similar estimate, with Samsung at 22.8 percent to 11.9 percent for Apple.

Neil Mawston, executive director at Strategy Analytics, said he sees Samsung making further gains this year.

“With a new Galaxy Note 7 flagship model rumored to be on the way, Samsung will be able to strengthen its smartphone leadership into the second half of the year,” Mawston said.

“Apple continues to face iPhone fatigue among consumers and the new iPhone SE model has not been able to stem that trend.”

IDC’s Ryan Reith said the saturation of many markets has forced makers to rethink their strategy. “Apple is beginning to put more emphasis on ‘device as a service’ to try to prevent lengthening replacement cycles,” he said.

“This is a growing theme we have heard more about from PCs to smartphones. Additionally, the overall China market slowdown continues to ramp up competition in other high growth markets like India, Indonesia, and Middle East.”

Both surveys showed China’s Huawei the number three vendor with a 9.4 percent market share.

Other Chinese vendors were in the top five.

According to IDC, Oppo and Vivo were fourth and fifth with 6.6 and 4.8 percent respectively.

The Strategy Analytics report showed Oppo with 5.3 percent and Xiaomi fifth with 4.3 percent.

IDC said overall smartphone sales rose 0.3 percent to 343.3 million units, while the second survey showed a one percent rise to 340 million.

Tags: Android, Apple, IDC, iOS, iPhones, Mobiles, Samsung, Samsung Galaxy, Tablets
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Samsung India Offers Big Tools VR Discount With Galaxy S7, S7 Area Buy: File

Samsung India Offers Big Gear VR Discount With Galaxy S7, S7 Edge Purchase: Report

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On Buy of S7 and S7 Part, clients will get Bargain on Gear VR.
A physical retailer based in Mumbai has claimed the provide.
Samsung India is but to make the sort of announcement.
Samsung India is reportedly imparting a heavy Cut price on the Gear VR headset to customers whoPurchase the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Aspect smartphones.

A longtime Mumbai-primarily based bodily store has claimed that beneath the offer customers can buythe Equipment VR headset at simply Rs. 990. In step with info shared via Mahesh Telecom, theEquipment VR Bargain provide on the purchase of Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Area is valid fromMight also 1-31. purchasers purchasing the Galaxy S7 and S7 Area from the offline retailer will have to shop for the Equipment VR by Can also 31 to avail the cut price whilst online users have June 7 asultimate day.

(Additionally see: Samsung Tools VR Evaluation)

In a Facebook put up, the store explains that users can redeem the provide thru My Galaxy app on Samsung India eStore. It provides consumers will need to enrol in My Galaxy app and redeem coupon on Samsung eStore by means of June 30 to get the benefit. Regrettably, Samsung India is yet to make the sort of assertion at the Gear VR Discount.

If genuine, this will be Samsung India try to push the sales of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge telephone as well as the Equipment VR. When contacted for affirmation, Samsung said it is not equipped to touch upon this sort of provide.

Considerably, this is not first of its kind initiative from Samsung. Again in February, Samsung in Netherlandsbecame reportedly supplying a unfastened Equipment VR headset to each pre-order of the Galaxy S7 in addition to Galaxy S7 Edge.

To consider, Samsung India in January unveiled the Equipment VR headset in the united states. The headset powered through Oculus VR software was priced at Rs. eight,2 hundred. The Samsung Tools VR is stated to be 19 percent lighter in comparison to the preceding version. It functions a large touchpad for control and weighs 318 grams without Galaxy phone. It measures 201.9×116.4×92.6mm. The Gear VR comes with a area of view of 96 ranges. It packs Back, quantity, and recognition adjustment wheel button for controls. The headset consists of sensors such as gyro, accelerometer, and proximity. The device can be charged thru Micro-USB. The Gear VR comes with tender, bendy cushioning cloth, and Additionallyfeatures adjustable straps for ease of use.

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Tags: Samsung, Samsung Gear VR, Samsung Equipment VR Rate, Samsung Tools VR Charge in India, Samsung Mobiles