Good news for those who are interested in picking up Samsung’s Galaxy S8 or S8+: Google has announced at I/O 2017 that the devices will receive support for its Daydream VR platform this summer via a software update. The company didn’t give a specific time, but we can expect it before the end of September for sure.

In other news, Google also says LG’s next flagship phone will also support Daydream. The handset, likely known as the V30, will also sport an OLED display if a report from last night is of any indication.

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Posted by Max Buondonno

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  1. […] 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. […]

  2. […] a software update to the Galaxy S8 and S8+ that enables Daydream support. The feature was promised back in May at I/O 2017 to arrive sometime this summer, and it looks like it’s finally time to see the function hit […]

  3. […] feature was promised back at I/O 2017 to arrive during this summer, and it looks like Sammy and Google fit pretty snug into this timeline […]

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