Google has now unveiled its new Daydream View head-mounted display (HMD) to the world in conjunction with the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones.
The new model features a range of improvements over the original, with high-performance Fresnel lenses, for better image clarity and a wider field of view (FoV) – around 10 degrees. The headset is now covered in a new fabric three new colours: Fog, Charcoal and Coral, that makes it lighter and comfier.
Alongside the new headset announcement Google also stated that when Daydream View launched a year ago it had 25 apps and videogames. Now the platform has more than 250 titles available.
The company also has plenty of new and exclusive content planned such as The Confessional, a YouTube VR original from Felix & Paul Studios. There will also IMAX VR movies available for free to Pixel 2 owners.
But the new Daydream isn’t just designed for the new smartphones – although that’s the ideal pairing – with all the other Daydream-ready smartphones like Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ & Note 8, Moto Z & Z2 still being compatible.
The new Google Daydream View will go on sale later this year for $99 USD in the US, Canada, UK, Germany, Australia, India, Italy, France, Spain, Japan and Korea. For customers based in the US, Korea and UK the headset will come bundled with several titles: Wands, Lola and the Giant, Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, Eclipse and Virtual Rabbids.
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