Google is on the verge of announcing its new hardware which includes the ultra-hyped Google Pixel 2 and the Google Pixel 2 XL. The products to be announced have been running wild in the rumor mill for a long time and it's about time we officially feast our eyes upon them. Apart from the flagship duo smartphones, the company has also emphasized on its Google Home products.
In addition to this, the company has also unveiled an all-new Pixelbook. We have covered these products extensively, so do check out our coverage here. All of these products aside, the search engine giant also announced its refreshed version of the DayDream View headset. So let's dive in to see what will it have in store for users and how does it differ from the previous DayDream headset.
Google Announces the Daydream View with Updated Fabrics
Google has been betting big on virtual reality for a long time and today, the company just extended its reach in terms of functionality. As we all know, the Pixel handsets are shipped with support for VR and with today's DayDream View, the virtual reality experience will be amplified all thanks to various internal upgrades. Now, we will be covering some of the major aspects of the Daydream View.
To be fair, the update isn't a gigantic one at this point. As to begin with, the Daydream View will now be shipped with ten times the number of apps compared to last year. The year before, Google launched the Daydream headset with 25 applications and games. Now, the number has increased, bringing 250 apps and games at your disposal. So that's a major plus if you're a Daydream View user.
As we know, Google's Daydream View is covered in fabric, the company today announced a new version of the headset, featuring new colors and more. It comes in Charcoal, Fog and Carol. The headset features a wider field of view, which is one of the reasons of its higher price.
In addition to this, there is also now a slot for a controller along with a head strap to give you better comfort. The Daydream View compatible smartphones include the Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8 And S8+, the Moto Z, the Moto Z2, along with the Pixel devices. The price of the headset has been increased by $20 from last year's iteration of the headset and will now cost you $99.
This is it for now, folks. What are your thoughts on the new Daydream View headset from Google? Would you upgrade to the new model if you already own the previous version? Share your views with us in the comments.