Google launches the Daydream platform yesterday at Google I/O 2016. Now today Huawei has officially announced that they will make a Virtual Reality Headset and phones based on Daydream platform and integrated with the company’s new Kirin and Qualcomm chipsets by the end of this year.
Daydream is the bridge the gap between Cardboard and the more expensive stuff like HTC Vive and Oculus. The controller, for instance, allows for calls to action and navigation but it won’t give the full-on “squeeze and pick things up” that comes with the high-end stuff.
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The VR devices based on Daydream will arrive this fall with the select group of manufacturers namely, Samsung, HTC, Huawei, LG, ZTE, Asus, Alcatel, and Xiaomi. Among all of them Huawei becomes the first one to officially announce that they will announce their VR headset very soon.
See all the announcements at Google I/O 2016
Huawei One of First to Support Daydream, Google’s Platform for
High Performance Mobile Virtual Reality
London, UK (19th May, 2016) – Huawei is excited to be one of the first OEMs to support Daydream, Google’s platform for high performance mobile VR, deepening our collaboration with Google. Huawei looks forward to working with Google and other global industry leaders to build an ecosystem and bring rich and compelling Daydream experiences to users through transformative innovations in VR devices, applications and content.
Huawei will introduce devices that enable Daydream experiences, integrating new Huawei Kirin and Qualcomm chipsets. Huawei will have Daydream-ready phones, headsets, and controllers to be announced by the end of 2016.