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Unlike the Daydream View Google's rumoured headset with be a stand alone VR device meaning no phone or PC is required

Google has announced during Google I/O that it will be supporting standalone VR headsets for the Daydream platform which will not require a PC or phone in order to use.

During their annual developer conference, Google announced the release of a new generation of their Daydream virtual reality (VR) headset. Google worked with processor maker Qualcomm and VR headset pioneer HTC to develop a customised version of the HTC Vive.

"The upcoming 2.0 release for all headsets, Daydream Euphrates, has features that make VR more fun and easier to share with others".

Google also highlighted its next take on AR technology in the form of WorldSense, a positional tracking system that uses sensors in a VR/AR headset to work out a user's position in the real world with out the reliance on external sensor beacons or cameras.

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"We were an early supporter and contributor to WebVR standards", Google VR boss Clay Bavor wrote in a blog post.

These devices will all be built around Google's Daydream VR platform that it has developed a year ago in collaboration with Qualcomm.

Google once again developed something that may come as good news to its avid users.

An update to provide both the S8 and S8 Plus with Daydream compatibility is due in the summer.

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Existing virtual reality initiatives require the headset to be physically connected to its host device.

Vive's headset is coming "later this year".

With this new integration, you'll have the whole Chrome experience at your virtual fingertips in your VR world, just as you would on your phone or PC.

There's also Seurat - named after the French post-Impressionist painter - a technology which allows for high-fidelity scenes to be rendered on mobile VR headsets.

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"Tango is also one of the core technologies behind our new Visual Positioning Service, which helps devices quickly and accurately understand their location indoors". They have everything you need for VR built in. VPS works today in partner museums and select Lowe's stores. Oculus made a strategic mistake with a very affordable (obviously subsidized) development kit, and then jacked the price of retail devices.

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