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Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ to gain Daydream VR support this summer: Google

Samsung's Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will support both, DayDream VR and Gear VR platforms.

Daydream VR arriving on LG V30 Samsung Galaxy S8

The Google I/O 2017 developer conference witnessed announcements related to VR and AR, Android O, and major developments on different Google services. In the midst of announcing the upcoming software updates and technologies, Google said that Daydream VR platform will be available on Samsung s Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ this summer. Google also spilled the beans on LG s next flagship device, presumably the V30, adding that it will be a Daydream VR supported device too. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go powered by Intel Jasper Lake Celeron processor revealed

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What s interesting here is the announcement for LG s next flagship, as rumors about this device are still fresh. Other than the speculation that the LG V30 will feature an OLED display, there isn t much known about the smartphone. However, the integration of Daydream VR on the LG V30 could hint at the possibility of an OLED display for the smartphone. When Google announced the hardware requirements for Daydream VR, it said that display resolution of QHD (2460×1440 pixels) or higher on smartphones was recommended.

Although Google did not specify the type of panel required, whether OLED or LCD, since the former has lower latency levels it has more possibility of being Daydream compliant. This does not directly confirm an OLED display on the LG V30, but it somehow complements the report that LG Electronics is interested in LG Display s sixth generation OLED displays. LG may also make more changes on the display of the V30 as it could be ditching the secondary ticker display as seen on the V20 and V10 smartphones. ALSO READ: LG V30 rumored to ditch secondary ticker display

It s a little surprising how the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ did not launch with Daydream VR, and the reason for a late release is still unknown. The Google Pixel and Pixel XL were the first Daydream-ready smartphones. More smartphones that joined were the Moto Z, Huawei Mate 9 Pro and ZTE s Axon Pro. The Google Tango-enabled Asus ZenFone AR will also be a Daydream-ready smartphone. ALSO READ: Asus ZenFone AR hands-on and first impressions: Future of augmented reality seems bright

Speaking about Daydream VR, Google has made this platform exclusively for Android 7.0 Nougat. Daydream VR platform has dedicated VR modes for popular Google apps like YouTube, Street View, Play Movies, Google Photos and Arts and Culture. There are a host of VR games and apps that users can download as well, and content from Hulu, BBC, and CNN. Google had also launched its first Daydream Vr headset called Daydream View . Priced at $79 (Rs 5,200 approximately), the Daydream View comes bundled with a handheld motion controller. ALSO READ: Google I/O 2017: 12 key announcements made at Google s annual developer conference

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  • Published Date: May 18, 2017 2:34 PM IST


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