Google says there will be 11 Daydream VR phones by the end of 2017

At its I/O 2017 developer conference in May, Google shared details of improvements planned for its Daydream virtual reality platform. Daydream allows owners of certain Android smartphones to use them with Google's Daydream View headset, along with a touch controller, creating a portable VR solution.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai said yesterday, during Alphabet's earnings call, that by the end of 2017, there will be 11 Android devices available that support Daydream.

There's still only a handful of devices on sale with Daydream support: Google's Pixel and Pixel XL; the Huawei Mate 9 Pro and Porsche Design Mate 9; Motorola's Moto Z; and the ASUS Zenfone AR, which also supports Google's Tango augmented reality platform. Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8+ have recently joined that list too.

Google's second-generation Pixel phones, which are likely to be the 'showcase' devices for Android 8.0 Octopus, will almost certainly support Daydream. We should see at least one more device added to the Daydream lineup before the year's end.

Source: The Verge

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