Google I/o: Google Announces standalone VR headsets with daydream support

Google’s virtual-reality platform daydream supported in brief standalone headsets that offer a VR experience without Smartphone. As a partner, the company has won Lenovo HTC and . The headsets come even in the course of this year in the trade.

 daydream (image: Google) the concept is similar to Microsoft’s augmented-reality glasses of HoloLens, who also works as a stand-alone device without additional Smartphone or computer. “We understand that under standalone VR headset”, said clay Bavor, Vice President of virtual reality at Google . “The idea is that all that is needed, is built into the headset itself. And the whole device is intended only for virtual reality.”

a WorldSense is called technology allowing the glasses without additional external sensors to track every movement of the user and to determine its position. Google developed the technology together with the U.S. chip maker Qualcomm. “These devices build on that, what is already great smartphone-based VR. You make the experience with WorldSense”even easier and more convenient, Google said.

the objective is to bring devices to market that are easier to use and added Bavor offer better performance than VR glasses need a Smartphone. He made, however no details to possible prices.

Lenovo develops also a VR headset for Microsoft’s Windows-holographic platform . An early January-friendly prototype weighed only 350 grams and was equipped with two OLED displays with a resolution of 1440 times each 1440 pixels. Additional cameras on the front to allow mixed-reality experience – which is so far not apparently intended for the DAYDREAM headsets. The price should be in the range of 300 to 400 dollars according to Lenovo.

also announced at its Google I/o Developer Conference, Google that the Samsung -Flaggschiffe Galaxy S8 and S8 + a software update will receive in the summer, that makes it compatible to Google daydream. So far, owners of Samsung smartphones only with the in-house gear VR glasses in virtual realities can plunge.

daydream support should receive also the upcoming premium smartphone from LG. It will appear in the second half of the year. Currently, the platform is only by a few smart phones including Google supported, pixel and pixel XL, Lenovo Z Moto and Moto Z force, Huawei Mate 9 Pro and ZTE Axon 7


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