Daydream VR, Google’s high-end VR platform for select Android smartphones, may be seeing its time in the spotlight at the company’s hardware-focused event today. Although Google hasn’t said specifically whether Daydream will be making an appearance, you’d better watch to find out.
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Poised to become the second most widespread VR device on the planet—after the humble Google Cardboard, that is—specifics around Daydream are still thin.
From Google I/O 2016 we know that older Android devices aren’t likely to qualify for Daydream, and that manufacturers including Hauwei, Samsung, HTC, LG, Mi, ZTE, Asus and Alcatel have been tapped to produce Daydream-compatible phones.
With the SDK already out of beta, there’s no foreseeable time better than today to announce Daydream, even if rumors are already bubbling around the price and manufacturer of the first headset. According to Variety’s sources, both Pixel and Pixel XL phones will work with the new headset possibly manufactured by HTC, and it could go for as little as $79.
Google’s Daydream microsite only says thus far that the high quality VR platform is coming in fall 2016.