We may not have to wait long for Google’s Daydream VR platform.
The report says Google is investing hundreds of thousands of dollars in original content for the VR platform. Google is buying VR content and apps, along with funding 360-degree videos from top YouTube personalities. Hulu, Netflix, and IMAX are bringing their libraries to Daydream, as well.
Google has only released a reference design for the Daydream headset, which will require Daydream-compatible hardware running on Android 7.0. It’s not clear which handsets that will be, as hardware manufacturers like Samsung, are remaining quiet.
“We have a great, long standing partnership with Google and will continue to work with them on many fronts.” Samsung said in an early-August statement, adding “we will stay tuned as Google provides more information on Daydream this fall.”
HTC is rumored to launch the next Nexus smartphone, a likely candidate for Daydream compatibility.