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Google Announces Standalone VR Headsets at I/O 2017

Google today at I/O 2017 announced a new category of VR headsets they’ll soon support from manufacturers: standalone VR headsets. They don’t require a phone, a PC, or tethered connection to work and use a new headset tracking technology called WorldSense to enable positional tracking with built-in sensors and cameras. These devices will fall in the Daydream VR department and sit alongside Daydream View which requires the use of a smartphone such as a Google Pixel or, soon, a Galaxy S8.

Google says they worked with chipset maker Qualcomm to create a reference design for manufacturers to follow. Both HTC and Lenovo have signed on to build standalone VR headsets that will begin shipping later this year.

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Max Buondonno is a technology enthusiast who has been working as a journalist in this industry for more than two years. He has grown up in the age where everyone has a smartphone which has influenced his decision to become a professional technology writer, his passion in life. He's dipped his toes in the development of websites, while you can ask him anything about Apple, Google, or Microsoft and he's bound to give you an answer. He's reachable on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, and email.

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