Standalone Google Daydream VR headsets coming from HTC

May 21, 2017, 9:18 a.m. By: Vishakha Jha

Google Daydream VR

Daydream has so far been an experience that is limited to our Smartphone but now, it is set to introduce itself as a standalone headset. Google's Daydream simplifies access to VR content on a mobile device.

On 17/May/17 at Google I/O, Google announced that the Daydream platform is going to expand support for a new category of VR devices i.e. standalone headsets. They do not have a dependency on phone or PC to power them, and they are easy to handle, comfortable, and immersive.

One of the first devices will be an HTC-made, Vive-branded headset to be launched later this year. Google has already made a prototype of the headset, while HTC is working on the consumer version. Google didn’t mention how motion controls will work with the headsets, but the rough prototype is said to provide a better experience than the Gear VR or Daydream. A system called Seurat allows it to produce a high performance with low power. The standalone Daydream products will employ positional tracking which does not require any external sensors. They will track virtual space through Google “WorldSense" technology, something is supported by Tango augmented reality system.

Vive’s standalone VR headset is expected to provide more immersive and deeper VR experience than ever before. The exact date of release has not been out yet nor the price but it is expected to come later this year.

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