Google Announces New Wireless VR Headsets By HTC And Lenovo

Support for the VR system on Samsung Electronics Co.'s new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus phones will be coming this summer, Google said.

"These devices build on what's already great about smartphone-based VR, and make the experience even easier and more comfortable with WorldSense", Google explained.

Google worked with Qualcomm to develop the design for the standalone headset.

The VR market is growing, but headsets are too expensive for most people.

HTC has had a massive week with the launch of their new U11 flagship phone, but they're not stopping there. After almost two years of playing with Cardboard, Google revealed the next phase of its VR ambitions: The Daydream VR platform.

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VR just took a major step forward.

If Google's making their own VR headset tech, that makes some more sense as to why they acquired Owlchemy Labs for VR content.

Bavor claimed the Standalone VR devices had displays and other components optimized for virtual reality activity.

Google's current virtual reality headset, the Daydream View, must be connected to an Android-powered smartphone to function and is not capable of fully tracking a person's movements. Once again, this is something entirely different, with no phone or PC required to get these mystery headsets to work "later in the year". "The idea is that you have everything you need built into the headset itself". The headsets are slated for release later in the year. It's also similar to Microsoft's Mixed Reality Headset development kits with inside-out tracking.

Google unveiled today a new visual positioning service (VPS) that lets you map indoor locations so devices can understand their location in real time, using Tango.

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