Daydream View Stories November 17, 2017
The second generation Daydream View headset is now shipping to South Korea
Alongside the release of the Pixel 2 and 2 XL smartphones, Google unveiled an updated and slightly redesigned Daydream View headset. The biggest differences compared to last year’s model are added heat venting features and the ability to remove the top head strap.
Daydream View Stories November 16, 2017
Incipio Carrying Case for Daydream View pops up in the Google Store, because why not
Google’s Daydream VR platform is pretty sweet and is the only way to take advantage of it is a Daydream View VR headset. Now, for some reason, Incipio is producing a carrying case for the Daydream View.
Daydream View Stories October 4, 2017
Google today announced its latest round of hardware, and in addition to new phones, Homes, and laptops, the company showed off a new generation of its Daydream View VR headset. This was one of the more minor announcements of the day, but it definitely wasn’t nothing.
Alongside the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, Google announced a whole slew of new products. These include a new premium Chromebook called the Pixelbook, two new Google Homes, Assistant-powered Bluetooth headphones, and more. Below are all of the places currently selling the search giant’s latest products…
Daydream View Stories October 3, 2017
In addition to the Pixel 2 and a Home Mini, Google is expected to announce a high-end convertible Chromebook with a stylus called the “Pixelbook.” Thanks to a reseller inventory page we exclusively found this morning, we now have a few more details about its specs. In addition, Google is also working on another mysterious device called “Clips.”
Daydream View Stories October 2, 2017
It’s been almost exactly one year since Google held its first “Made by Google” event, featuring the first wave of products out of Google’s newly-found seriousness about hardware. This year we’re expecting refreshes for lots of products that debuted for the first time last year, and perhaps a few exciting surprises as well… expand full story
Daydream View Stories September 19, 2017
Daydream View Stories June 12, 2017
Daydream View launches in India, available starting today
With Daydream set to get a big update this fall with version 2.0 Euphrates, Google is today launching its View headset in India. Paralleling the slow rollout of Daydream-ready phones, View’s availability has been somewhat lagging internationally.
Daydream View Stories May 17, 2017
Daydream View Stories March 13, 2017
New Google VR job listings could point to new hardware in the pipeline
Google’s efforts in VR have been fairly extensive, but I wouldn’t call any of them particularly impressive. Google Cardboard is widespread and simple, while Daydream VR is intuitive, comfortable, and provides one of the best VR experiences on mobile. New job listings, though, might point to Google having something else up its sleeve…
Daydream View Stories March 7, 2017
Daydream View Stories December 23, 2016
Google released a lot of hardware products this year, and personally, the Google Pixel is my favorite. But that’s not all Google introduced. There was also the Chromecast Ultra, the Daydream View VR headset, Google Wifi, and Google Home. It’s safe to say that if there’s a Google fan in your life, you’ve had plenty of options to pick from this holiday season.
And while it may just be a couple days until Christmas, a few of these options might still be up for grabs if you’re looking to run out to a brick-and-mortar store at the last second…
Daydream View Stories December 8, 2016
Over the last month, we have seen applications such as YouTube and Hulu gain support and add features for Google’s virtual reality platform, Daydream. Today, Google is expanding Daydream’s platform by introducing 10 new applications including both HBO GO and NOW, Netflix, Need for Speed, and much more…
Daydream View Stories December 1, 2016
‘Crimson’ and ‘Snow’ Daydream View headsets now available on Google Store, shipping Dec. 8
Google announced the Daydream View in three colors, but only had the Slate model available at launch. In time for the holidays and the end of year expiration date on the Pixel pre-order promotion, View is now available in Crimson and Snow.
Daydream View Stories November 14, 2016
PSA: Daydream View promos code are now going out for Pixel pre-orders
When the Pixel and Pixel XL first became available for pre-order, Google let U.S. customers know that they would also be eligible for a Daydream View VR headset free of charge. Now that most of those Pixel pre-orders have made their ways to customers, Google has started sending out promo codes to those customers.
Daydream View Stories November 12, 2016
Daydream View Stories November 10, 2016
Like many of you, I first heard of Google’s Daydream platform — then rumored to be called Android VR — back at Google I/O 2016. I had hope that Google would pull an actual VR headset out of a hat at its annual developer conference, but, unsurprisingly, that didn’t happen. I felt a bit let down when I learned that the company was rather going to double-down on Cardboard.
It seemed like a good idea in theory, but I was skeptical. Would smartphone-in-a-headset ever be a good enough experience for people to use VR for any longer than 10 minutes? Can phones handle captivating VR experiences? I’m still not completely sure, but having now spent a week with Daydream, I feel for now that the answer is going to be yes and no.
Daydream View Stories November 9, 2016
With Google’s virtual reality headset available tomorrow, the Daydream app has just been published to the Play Store, along with a number of other first and third-party experiences. Additionally, the Android Compatibility Definition Document now lists the hardware requirements to be a Daydream-ready phone.
Daydream View Stories November 1, 2016
Daydream View Stories October 20, 2016
PSA: Daydream View VR headset and Chromecast Ultra now available for pre-order
When Google announced their brand new Pixel phones, they also unveiled the Daydream View — a VR headset that is compatible with the company’s Daydream VR platform — and the Chromecast Ultra — capable of streaming 4K content. Starting today, both products are available for pre-order.
Daydream View Stories October 5, 2016
While debuting the Daydream VR platform at I/O earlier this year, Google said that it was working on its own VR headset to accompany what would be the first Daydream-ready phones. On October 4th, Google showed off both the Pixel and Pixel XL, as well as Daydream View, its promised VR hardware…
Daydream View Stories October 4, 2016
Google’s long rumored foray into virtual reality saw the company taking it relatively easy with its Cardboard efforts, but the company’s vision for VR goes much beyond that. In addition to Daydream, the VR platform announced back in May at its I/O conference, we now finally have an official announcement of its companion headset…