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Published: Sat, May 20, 2017
Tech | By Arthur Brown

Google's Daydream VR Headsets to Overshadow HTC Vive & Oculus Rift

Google's Daydream VR Headsets to Overshadow HTC Vive & Oculus Rift

The virtual reality platform, introduced past year, will now support a new line of standalone headsets that do not require a PC or smartphone connection to run.

Google is partnering with HTC and Lenovo to build standalone virtual reality headsets.

"These headsets have everything needed for VR, built right into the headset itself and are as easy to use as picking them up". They will have a positional tracking system called WorldSense, which uses a "handful" of sensors to offer six degrees-of-freedom; this means users can move freely instead of looking around from a fixed point.

Google I/O 2017 is pretty much over, and we saw some pretty interesting announcement during the conference.

Google Home, Google Photos, a standalone Google VR Headset, and Google's assistant were all topics of discussion during Google's annual developer conference in California Wednesday.

Google Daydream No longer a dream but a reality, a new standalone virtual reality headset is coming with Google Daydream baked inside.

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When you put on a VR headset, you're blocking yourself off from the rest of the world. The hardware is fully optimized for VR, and features a new headset tracking technology called WorldSense. While it has largely tried to deliver on the content bit, the devices have been lacking, mostly.

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 first of these headsets are expected to hit shelves later this year.

Emphasis has been placed on creating more accessible technology in VR and making them available to more people. Google VP for VR, Clay Bavor announced the next flagship of LG will support the Google VR headset.

"Tango is also one of the core technologies behind our new Visual Positioning Service, which helps devices quickly and accurately understand their location indoors". But VR is a crowded space and Google will have to compete with Oculus, Intel, Samsung and others.

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