Thursday, 27 July 2017

Google promises 11 Daydream VR-compatible phones by end of year

Google's Daydream VR Platform lets you experience VR using a compatible smartphone with Daydram supported VR headset, though the company is also working on standalone Daydream VR headset as well.

Currently only a handful of devices are compatible with Daydream VR platform. However, now Google has announced that it will add more smartphones to the compatibility list.

The Pixel maker has promised that by the end of the year a total of 11 Android smartphones will be Daydream ready. It also added that Galaxy S8 & S8 Plus will soon be compatible with Daydream. Google has already confirmed that LG's upcoming flagship, V30 will be Daydream ready, and it is most likely that the upcoming Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 will also support the platform.

Meanwhile, according to 9to5 Google, Verizon models of Galaxy S8 in the US has received an update that enables Daydream VR platform. The update should also roll out to unlocked models, as well as other markets soon.

As of now, Pixel, Pixel XL, Moto Z, Moto Z Force, ZTE Axon 7, Huawei Mate 9 Pro, Porsche Design Mate 9, Asus ZenFone AR and Galaxy S8 works with Google's Daydream View VR headset, that costs Rs. 6,499 in India and $70 in the U.S


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