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Google’s Daydream strategy is getting the right kind of attention

Google is focused on a moving target in ways no other company seems prepared for right now. VR and AR got prime-time Keynote energy at Google I/O, as well as a separate keynote the next day with heaps of extra details. And as cool as it is to see a new UI coming to Daydream or the “VPS” system in Tango being used in Lowe’s stores later this year, the big news from I/O was neither of these things. It’s the reaction from VR developers already embedded in the ecosystem…

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LG ‘V30’ will support Google’s Daydream VR: One big, important clue

For starters, LG’s next flagship will probably use an OLED screen. At the Google I/O 2017 keynote presentation, Google let slip (well, it was surely intentional) an important clue about an unannounced Android phone. In addition to confirming that the Galaxy S8 and S8+ will get Daydream support via a software update later this year, Google’s Clay Bavor told attendees that LG’s next flagship phone would also be Daydream ready. Since we’ve already seen the flagship LG G6 this year, that sure sounds a lot like the LG V20‘s successor….

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Daydream works in the Android O Beta, so be careful

The Android O Beta isn’t going to kill your Daydream sessions. Good news, developers and bleeding edge enthusiasts! If you’re planning to enroll your Google Pixel to the Beta Program for Android O, the Daydream app and its connected experiences are still available to you. There have been similar previews in the past that disabled access to VR services out of concern for performance issues, but clearly Google feels confident Daydream performance hasn’t been negatively impacted which is great. That having been said, be careful. Betas are often very unfinished,…

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Daydream Standalone: Everything we know so far

Google is upgrading Daydream in a big way. On stage at Google I/O today, VR VP Clay Bavor announced the next step in Daydream’s evolution. While using your phone to power a VR headset is convenient, and the experiences created there have been impressive, the next step will probably not be powered by your phone. Clay dubbed this evolution of Daydream “Standalone VR” and this is what we know about it so far! Read more at VRHeads.com … Read the referenced┬ástory here: Daydream Standalone: Everything we know so far

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Google Daydream does not work on the Galaxy S8 yet, but SOON!

One way or another, Daydream will work on the Galaxy S8. Update 5/17/17: Google has announced Daydream support for the Galaxy S8 will be available via update this summer! If you try to install Google Daydream on the Galaxy S8, a phone that exceeds the requirements for Google’s VR platform in every conceivable way, you’ll be met with an error message stating a compatible version is missing and will not be able to install Daydream. Just like we were, when trying this out during the event in NYC. The bad…

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Daydream support headed to Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+, and LG’s next flagship phone

It looks like Google’s Daydream is headed to even more phones. Revealed on stage at Google I/O, Daydream is not only headed to LG’s next flagship phone, but support for the VR platform will be rolled out to the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ with a software update later this year. Considering the massive sales Samsung has already seen with the Galaxy S8, that’s good news for millions of S8 users. And yeah, the S8 and S8+ can already be used with Samsung’s Gear VR headset, but more options are…

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Google highlights VR support for Chrome via Daydream

Android Experience virtual reality with your Daydream View and Chrome. Google has been hard at work fleshing out new ways to integrate virtual reality into our lives. In its latest blog post, Google introduces a new way to use virtual reality, by accessing web-based VR experiences built right into Chrome, using your Daydream-compatible phone and a Daydream View headset. That’s right, you need no other apps other than Chrome to enjoy a fully immersive VR experience. Google has highlighted a few standouts currently available, with more coming soon. If you’re…

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