Via its official blog, Google has revealed the release date of its Daydream View virtual reality headset, and it will be this coming November 10th. The Daydream View VR headset will debut not only online in the Google Store, but also by way of various retail outlets in major mobile markets such as the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Australia. There may be some variation when it comes to the exact pricing, and retail stores may vary depending on which country, but they generally include Verizon Wireless and Best Buy in the US, while in Canada and the UK, it will be Best Buy and Carphone Warehouse, respectively.
For those not familiar with the Daydream View VR headset, Google first introduced it along with the formal introduction of its newest smartphone offerings, the Pixel and the Pixel XL, about a month ago. The tech giant purposely built this headset to be compatible with Daydream, the virtual reality software interface that the company unveiled back in May earlier this year during its annual I/O developer conference. The Daydream interface in turn was developed to integrate with Android 7.0 Nougat, the newest version of Google’s Android mobile operating system.
The Daydream View VR headset created some buzz when it was first announced, mainly because of the way Google has infused user friendliness to the device. Indeed, industry watchers have lauded the headset because it can easily be set up, it is simple to use, and is comfy to wear thanks to the fabric that covers the goggles. Google has also gone to some lengths in order to make the headset appeal to first time VR users. It even comes with a motion activated remote that people can use when exploring VR environments, and the remote features a wrist strap so that it will not get lost when users are fully immersed in their VR adventures.
One of the cool things about the Daydream View VR headset is that it works wirelessly -- when users slide in a Pixel or Pixel XL smartphone, the headset automatically detects the Pixel and switches to VR mode. Moreover, the headset is launching with a number of VR mobile apps from the Google Play Store, including Hulu VR, Google Play Movies, the Guardian VR, and Gunjack 2. And of course, a few of Google’s well known brands, such as Google Photos, Street View, and YouTube, will also be made available on the Daydream View.
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