I was using my GearVR and looking at the Virtual Desktop application in SteamVR ( www.vrdesktop.net ) and wondering what would happen if I could use my apps in VR on my phone through GearVR? Would this make for a new operating system?
So, you walk into a room. The room just has a keyboard and mouse in it. As you come in your phone senses the keyboard and mouse and switches into VR mode. You put your phone into a headset and you see your mouse and keyboard in virtual space in the same location that they are in the physical world. No monitor, no laptop, no big computer. Want to take your work home? Well you will because the machine you use will also be your phone. Lose your phone? No problem. Your entire phone is backed up to the cloud.
It would be amazing, no doubt, to be able to make a phone call in VR. I assume that the virtual desktop would have to modify the shape of the desktop from vertical to more of a horizontal aspect ratio. Possibly, the Virtual Desktop app would come with an optional Bluetooth keyboard that could be synced in physical space with the pass through camera.
Then, if I remember right, Samsung Galaxy phones had a function that would read your hand movements like the Leap does. They could build this out as well or simply use the tap and swipe on the headset in place of the mouse.
Samsung could end up owning a segment of the desktop market on their phones.