Google unveils standalone VR headsets with Daydream

Now, this isn't the first time we've heard of a standalone VR headset from Google. In that dynamic, you can't get a truly immersive sense that you're in another environment.

Evidence that Google may be working on a standalone VR headset also includes its apps.

For the past year or so, Google has been reported to be working on a standalone virtual reality headset that wouldn't require display support from a smartphone or tethering with a PC.

It's a bold move for Samsung, whose current mobile headset, the Gear VR, is powered by Facebook-owned Oculus. This means the new Daydream headsets will be able to track precise movements without users needing to install any external sensors.

Google also announced that it will be launching two low-priced virtual reality (VR) headsets made by HTC and Lenovo for it Daydream VR platform. Lenovo and the Taiwan-based smartphone company HTC plan to build versions of the headset using the company's blueprints, Bavor explained. These devices build on what's already great about smartphone VR, and they make the whole experience even easier and more comfortable.

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Google announced that it would offer a new standalone virtual reality (VR) headset on Wednesday that doesn't use a phone, a computer, or cables like most existing VR devices. Of course, since end-users have access to it as well it makes for a cool little virtual reality experience and one that shouldn't be missed if you have the needed equipment to check it out.

Today's announcement is an addition to the Fall 2016 announcement of the Snapdragon 821 and 820 processors supporting Daydream-ready devices. A new Vive headset aims to address those concerns.

But Google's new devices won't require any of that.

The headset is based around a positional tracking system Google calls WorldSense, which Bavor claimed uses only a handful of internal sensors to provide accurate positioning information for room-scale virtual reality.

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