Along with the announcement of a modified version of Daydream, called WorldSense, coming to a new standalone VR headset, Google also announced the expansion of the existing Daydream platform to some new flagship devices during Google I/O today. The devices slated to get support for Daydream include Samsung’s latest flagship offerings, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, as well as an unnamed LG smartphone. With the addition of the new devices, Google’s Daydream virtual reality platform will be supported on at least 11 different devices.
Support for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ is scheduled to be pushed out via an over-the-air software update sometime this summer. Google indicated they are excited to have this support from Samsung despite that company developing and operating their own Gear VR platform.
In addition to the Samsung devices being added to the portfolio, Google says LG’s next flagship device will support Daydream as well. That device will most likely be the successor to the LG V20, which we will refer to as the LG V30 for now.