Standalone Daydream VR is now a reality, Qualcomm, HTC and Lenovo onboard

Google has announced during Google I/O that it will be supporting standalone VR headsets for the Daydream platform which will not require a PC or phone in order to use.

Google said it was working with both HTC and Lenovo to deliver the first standalone VR devices later this year.

Google has launched two virtual reality devices previously: Google Cardboard, used with a smartphone, and the DayDream VR viewer, that also uses high-end smartphones to power virtual reality apps and games.

Speaking of, what can we say about standalone Google-powered VR headsets other than "finally"?

The VR market is growing, but headsets are too expensive for most people. More importantly, they won't require any additional hardware to operate-not even a phone. A report by Wall Street Journal previous year claimed that Google was working on such a device, and rumors kept circulating regarding the headset for quite some time. Furthermore, "World Sense" technology will improve positional tracking by mapping the real-world through sensors and cameras to deliver a more life-like experience, so that your view and position matches the real-world.

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Jean-Michel Aulas ( Lyon president): "It's a disappointment but football is made of vast highs and lows". "I am very proud of my players". "It's obviously disappointing especially as we managed to win".

"We are thrilled to once again work with Google and offer a powerful premium Snapdragon experience for devices on the Daydream platform", said Keith Kressin, senior vice president, product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Meanwhile, Google has been steadily building up its collection of tools for creating VR content.

The new headset will be releasing from HTC "later this year". However, today, at the ongoing I/O Google has announced that Samsung Galaxy S8 and the S8 Plus will be getting the DayDream feature via a software update.

Google also announced that Expeditions VR, the platform that lets students take virtual "field trips", will roll out to some schools through a Pioneer program this fall.

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