Daydream VR Comes To Samsung Galaxy S8
Daydream VR Platform has finally come to users of Samsung’s Galaxy S8 smartphone, with Google confirming the rollout earlier this week over Twitter.
— Google VR (@googlevr) July 31, 2017
Owners of either the Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+ can now use their phone with a Daydream VR headset.
It’s a major gain in the marketability for Daydream, which was previously only available on Google’s own Pixel phones, Motorola’s Moto Z, Huawei’s Mate 9 Pro (unavailable in Australia), ZTE’s Axon 7 and Asus’ Zenfone AR (also unavailable in Australia).
Google CEO Sundar Pichai claims there will be 11 smartphones on the market with support for the company’s Daydream VR headset before the year is up.
It’s unclear if the remaining five or six (depending on how you count them) new Daydream-compatible handsets will come in the form of new devices or already-released ones via software updates as they have with Samsung.
Of course, compatibility is only half the battle here. Google are also making new investments into the content available on Daydream, recruiting Owlchemy Labs and Logan Olson to develop for the platform earlier this year.