Google I/O 2017: Standalone Google VR Headsets from HTC, Lenovo Coming Soon

Google I-O 2017

Google I-O 2017

But Google didn't manufacture the device themselves. Google did not share specs details about these standalone Daydream devices and did not mention a firm release date or price for them. The company worked with Qualcomm to create a reference design for these headsets, though it's not clear if this is the existing reference designs the company has already showcased or new ones.

One of the major hurdles virtual reality headsets have to contend with are their reliance on external hardware-be it a PC, PS4, or phone-and the ample number of wires that are involved. Google calls this WorldSense technology and it should allow for a much more accurate motion tracking in the VR environment and would enable new VR experiences. But it's enough to know that something new and potentially big is coming from Google to rival Facebook in the VR space. HTC also sells its own VR headset, the Vive, which requires a high-end PC to operate.

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"[It's] what we call standalone VR headsets", said Clay Bavor, Google's vice president of VR efforts. It's also not the first time Google has delved into head-worn standalone computer systems, having issued a limited launch of its Google Glass wearable some years prior.

As you can see from the images, there are no real pictures of the hardware to look at right now, so we'll learn more later this year. First of all, a dedicated Daydream VR headset will be easier to use - you just put it on and you're good to go.

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If you have used the virtual reality headsets coupled with smartphones to watch your favorite sports or other entertaining stuff, Google will soon make it possible for you to get the same experience minus the smartphone.

The current, phone-supporting version of Google Daydream costs $80. The new units are expected to be ready for retail purchasers before the end of the year with units from HTC and Lenovo in the pipeline.

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