System and Hardware Requirements

Please begin by making sure that you are using supported hardware and devices for this release of the Oculus Mobile SDK.

Operating System Requirements

The Oculus Mobile SDK currently supports the following operating systems:

  • Windows 7/8/10
  • Mac OS: 10.10+ (x86 only)

Minimum System Requirements

The following computer system requirements for the Oculus Mobile SDK are based on the Android SDK system requirements:

  • 2.0+ GHz processor
  • 2 GB system RAM

Supported VR Headsets

  • Oculus Go
  • Samsung Gear VR

Supported Devices

  • Samsung Galaxy S8+
  • Samsung Galaxy S8
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy S7
  • Samsung Galaxy Note FE
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 5
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy S6

Gear VR Innovator v2

  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy S6

Target Device Requirements

  • API Level 21 (Android 5.0) or later


Samsung Gear VR Controller

The Gear VR Controller orientation-tracked input device is the primary Gear VR controller going forward. We recommend that developers take advantage of its capabilities if it makes sense to do so with your application or game.

Bluetooth Gamepad

In some cases, Bluetooth gamepads are a better fit than the Gear VR Controller and they may still be used, though they may limit your addressable market.

A gamepad is necessary for testing the sample applications which come with this release.

Compatible gamepads must have the following features:

  • Wireless Bluetooth connection (BT3.0)
  • Compatible with Android devices
  • Start and Select buttons

Typical controls include:

  • One Analog Stick
  • Action Button (4)
  • Trigger Button (2)

Bluetooth Keyboard (optional)

It is useful (but not required) to have a Bluetooth keyboard during development. The Logitech K810 is known to function well.