Eleven phones will support Google’s Daydream virtual reality software by the end of 2017, Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai said in parent company. The statement was later confirmed to CNET by a Google spokesperson.
Here’s what Pichai said (via Seeking Alpha):
“We continue to work on the next generation of computing platforms, virtual and augmented realty. By the end of this year, there will be 11 Daydream ready devices on the market from manufacturers like Samsung, LG, Motorola and Asus.”
Last year Google revealed itsVR headset, which made look like, well, a cheap piece of cardboard. Upon its release the only phones that could work with it were the and , and since then only have become compatible. But for companies such as Google getting into VR, most people will pick the phone they want first and care about Google’s VR a distant second.
Google needs more Daydream-ready phones to make its VR dream true. Daydream software currently works on phones like the click here., , and — for the full list
In May finally starting to happen — as well as an upcoming LG phone.that it would bring Daydream to the and — which is
This has us wondering what phones will get Daydream next. Could it be the? What about sequels to Daydream-ready phones like the or ? (The Z2 Force was announced Tuesday, but could get a software update later, like the Galaxy S8.)
We’re excited to see what else Google adds to the growing list.