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Qualcomm and Google to enable Daydream standalone virtual reality headsets

20 May 2017, 01:08 | Harold Aguilar

Google's Daydream View VR headset. Darren Weaver

Google Daydream

Google also announced that it will be launching two low-priced virtual reality (VR) headsets made by HTC and Lenovo for it Daydream VR platform. At this year's event, the tech giant announced a key update to its virtual reality (VR) platform, which will see standalone Daydream VR headsets operating without reliance on smartphones or PCs. It's the software that will run on its own Daydream View goggles as well as the standalone headsets that third parties like Lenovo are creating later this year. The best VR devices on the market are usually either tethered to a PC, like HTC Vive, or require a smartphone to be inserted into the device such as Samsung Gear VR or any of the Google Cardboard headsets.

WorldSense is based on Google' augmented reality platform, Tango, and enables positional tracking.

While Google announced a bunch of interesting new things at Google I/O 2017's keynote, much like WWDC, there's always interesting things coming out of other sessions. "These devices build on what's already great about smartphone VR, and they make the whole experience even easier and more comfortable".

Google's annual Google I/O developer conference kicks off this week and ahead of the event whispers have emerged that the firm plans to unwrap a standalone VR headset.

When you put on a VR headset, you're blocking yourself off from the rest of the world.

An update to provide both the S8 and S8 Plus with Daydream compatibility is due in the summer.

Providing one of the most immersive platforms to watch videos, the Chrome integration will also give you a shot at watching YouTube videos in all-encompassing VR. There's also Google's new visual positioning service for indoor mapping.

Google Home users are going to see some new features, including hands-free calling, and the ability to control select appliances. It will also be running on Android O. With the device being standalone, Android O will have a built-in VR window manager to make it more compatible with virtual reality.

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