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HTC, Lenovo Making Stand-alone Google Daydream Headsets

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8+ also get Daydream support

Aside from giving the low-down on Android O, Google also took the opportunity at their I/O 2017 Developer’s Conference to give an update on their VR platform, Daydream. Aside from announcing the availability of Daydream on Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8+, the company also announced that they are currently working with both HTC and Lenovo at offering stand-alone Daydream headsets.

Google has also partnered up with Qualcomm to provide the reference design for said headsets, which are expected to sport Qualcomm’s 835 VR platform and Worldsense, a variation of Google’s Tango 3D mapping tech that allows for positional tracking without the use of clunky sensors.

Google has not shown any solid device renders as of yet, just two sketches of said headsets. Both Lenovo’s and HTC’s sketches show VR headsets with Google’s existing Daydream touch controller, though that may just be a stand-in for more complicated designs when the products launch later this year.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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