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HUAWEI announces plans for Daydream VR devices

HUAWEI has announced plans for new devices and chips for Google's new Daydream VR platform for high-performance mobile virtual reality.

Published onMay 19, 2016


Huawei has officially come out in support of Google’s new Daydream VR platform, announcing it will “introduce devices that enable Daydream and integrate the new HUAWEI Kirin and Qualcomm chipsets” as well as “Daydream-ready phones, headsets, and controllers to be announced by the end of 2016.” Daydream was made official at Google I/O 2016.

Google Daydream platform is Cardboard's much more advanced successor

Google’s new platform for high-performance mobile VR is an attempt to unify the various VR platforms already circulating for mobile and to bake VR straight into stock Android. With VR on the rise – both in terms of lost cost mobile and high-end VR headsets – Google’s partners on the OEM front are sure to benefit from Google’s backing.

daydream partners-Google IO 2016

Google’s other Daydream VR partners include Samsung, HTC, LG, Xiaomi, ZTE, ASUS and Alcatel. For its part, HUAWEI promises “transformative innovations in VR devices, applications and content,” which we will see sometime in the Fall. Developer kits and references devices have already been distributed to manufacturers, so it shouldn’t be too long before we hear more on Daydream.

What are your thoughts on Daydream? Whose Daydream offering do you think will be the best?


HUAWEI One of First to Support Daydream, Google’s Platform for

High Performance Mobile Virtual Reality

London, UK (19th May, 2016) HUAWEI is excited to be one of the first OEMs to support Daydream, Google’s platform for high performance mobile VR, deepening our collaboration with Google.  HUAWEI looks forward to working with Google and other global industry leaders to build an ecosystem and bring rich and compelling Daydream experiences to users through transformative innovations in VR devices, applications and content.
HUAWEI will introduce devices that enable Daydream experiences, integrating new HUAWEI Kirin and Qualcomm chipsets.  HUAWEI will have Daydream-ready phones, headsets, and controllers to be announced by the end of 2016.

About HUAWEI Consumer BG

Huawei’s products and services are available in more than 170 countries, and are used by a third of the world’s population, ranking third in the world in mobile phone shipments in 2015. Sixteen R&D centers have been set up in the United States, Germany, Sweden, Russia, India, and China. HUAWEI Consumer BG is one of HUAWEI’s three business units and covers smartphones, PC and tablets, Wearables and cloud services, etc. HUAWEI’s global network is built on 20 years of expertise in the telecom industry and is dedicated to delivering the latest technological advances to consumers around the world.

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