While a release date for the device has yet to be announced, HTC and Lenovo are developing headsets using Google's standalone platform. In addition it revealed that Samsung's new Galaxy S8 devices will now work with Google's budget Daydream headset. They've show us what they can do with VR previous year, launching the Daydream VR platform with matching VR-enabled phones in the Google Pixel and the Daydream View VR headset. This means the new Daydream headsets will be able to track precise movements without users needing to install any external sensors. Augmented Reality is also on its way to the web, with Google releasing an experimental build of Chromium with an AR API included.
The current incarnation of the Daydream headsets are little more than head-mounted containers for smartphones, but Google's latest offering seeks to free users from their smartphones.
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This is Daydream 2.0, a.k.a. "Euphrates", and the second iteration of Google's VR platform has got some new stuff to wow its users. YouTube is also getting a VR space where you can connect with friends and watch videos as if you were in the same room. Everything required to deliver a smooth and immersive VR experience will be integrated within the headset.
An update to provide both the S8 and S8 Plus with Daydream compatibility is due in the summer. That said, the end cost will ultimately be up to the companies that are making the headsets which in this case is HTC's Vive team, as well as Lenovo. The partnership has already created a pair of prototype headsets allowing hardware manufacturers "to make their own models based on the technology". Google VP for VR, Clay Bavor announced the next flagship of LG will support the Google VR headset. HTC's announcement is a world first, but considering the competitive nature of VR, we're expecting rival companies like Oculus VR and Sony to chime in as well. It's meant to be an indoor alternative to Global Positioning System and is now being trialled in select Lowe's stores and museums.