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This article was published on May 17, 2017


New Google Daydream headset will require no PC or phone

New Google Daydream headset will require no PC or phone
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Rachel is a writer and former game critic from Central Texas. She enjoys gaming, writing mystery stories, streaming on Twitch, and horseback Rachel is a writer and former game critic from Central Texas. She enjoys gaming, writing mystery stories, streaming on Twitch, and horseback riding. Check her Twitter for curmudgeonly criticisms.

Google announced at today’s I/O conference that it was working on a new kind of a Daydream VR headset, one which would work without a phone, a PC, or any kind of cable.

We were afraid Google would forget about Daydream, but luckily that’s not the case. The new Daydream headset would be a self-contained machine that can be used just by picking it up and putting it on. This version of the Daydream would be optimized for VR viewing, including improved movement tracking.

Google says it is working with HTC, makers of the Vive, and Lenovo to develop the new headset.

In addition to this new Daydream, the current smartphone-based Daydream VR will be supported on the Samsung Galaxy 8 and 8+, as well as the newest LG phone starting this summer.

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