It was a little over a year ago when Google announced Daydream after having made inroads into VR with Cardboard back in 2014. From the initial reveal, the firm made it clear that this wasn't going to be like Samsung's mobile VR experience, but instead, would offer something better.
With Daydream, the firm utilized a three-pronged approach that included compatible smartphones, a headset with a controller, and apps. The first component was important because Google had a strict policy that required each Daydream handset to be optimized for VR, offering high-performance sensors for accurate tracking, a display with fast response time, and a powerful mobile processor. Furthermore, it would introduce a new VR Mode in Android 7.0 Nougat that would improve performance and latency. Devices that could satisfy all of the criteria above would be labeled as "Daydream-Ready" and would be capable of providing users with an excellent mobile VR experience.
Although LG has released a few handsets since the announcement of Daydream, none have been certified for the platform - until now. The recently announced V30 will be the firm's first handset to support the technology with its beautiful FullVision OLED display that will provide an unmatched experience. Along with Daydream coming to the V30, Google announced its partnering with LG to launch Daydream in Japan and Korea in the coming months. The V30 will also get support for Google's recently announce ARCore, which should arrive on the handset in the near future.
Although a price has not been announced, the V30 will arrive to market starting on September 21 in Korea with a global launch expected a short time after. Those interested in Daydream can pick up the Daydream View VR headset for $79 from Google's web store.
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