Google Daydream’s experimental new features include smartphone apps in VR, 6 degrees of freedom

Google jumped into virtual reality in a low-cost, low-key way a few years ago when the company introduced Cardboard: a platform that literally let you put a smartphone into a cardboard headset to experience 360-degree videos and other basic VR content. The company stepped things up a bit in 2016 with the launch of the […]

Lenovo Mirage Solo is a $400 Daydream VR headset (no phone required)

The first virtual reality headset based on Google’s new Daydream standalone platform is coming. Lenovo has unveiled the Mirage Solo, a headset with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and a 5.5 inch, 2560 x 1440 pixel LCD display with a 75 Hz refresh rate and a 110 degree field […]

HTC reveals Vive Focus standalone VR headset (but cancels its Google Daydream-compatible headset)

HTC was one of the first companies that said it would build a standalone virtual reality headset that uses Google’s Daydream VR platform. Now the company has unveiled its first VR headset that doesn’t need a phone or a PC to function… and not only is it not a Daydream device, but HTC says it’s […]

Unlocked Asus Zenfone AR is available for $599 and up (with up to 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage)

Verizon may be the only US wireless carrier selling the Asus Zenfone AR. But it turns out you don’t need to be a Verizon customer to buy the first smartphone to support both Google’s Tango and Daydream platforms. Amazon is selling an unlocked version of the phone for $599 and up. Note that this model […]

Samsung Galaxy S8 adds Daydream VR support

Samsung may sell its own Gear VR headsets for customers that want to use a Samsung phone as a virtual reality device. But now the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ also support Google’s Daydream View headset. Actually, it should support any Daydream-compatible headset. It’s just that Google is the only company to offer one […]

Asus Zenfone AR goes on sale in Taiwan (Daydream, Tango-compatible phone with 8GB RAM)

The Asus Zenfone AR is the first smartphone that’s compatible with both Google’s Daydream virtual reality platform and Google’s Tango technology for creating 3D maps of real-world environments. Unveiled at CES in January, the Zenfone AR is now available for purchase… if you happen to be in Taiwan. A global launch is expected to come […]

Asus Zenfone AR coming this summer (with Daydream & Tango features)

The first phone to support both Google’s Daydream virtual reality platform and Google’s Tango 3D mapping technology is coming this summer. Asus unveiled the Zenfone AR earlier this year, and the company is showing off an updated prototype at the Computex show in Taiwan this week… where officials told Engadget the phone is set to launch […]