Samsung's VR headset uses a side-mounted touchpad you have to reach and touch to interact with things. Google's Daydream View uses an awesome included remote that has motion controls and a touchpad. It's like an Apple TV remote for your VR world.
Google's Daydream connects with key Google apps like YouTube, Google Photos, Google Play and StreetView, but there are only going to be 50 or so apps by year's end. Samsung's Oculus app store on the Gear VR has over 400 apps and growing, including Minecraft and Netflix.