Developers to preview Google's VR headset

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Meanwhile, HTC and Lenovo have both announced they'll be working with Google to produce a number of phone-less dedicated VR headsets.

"Vive's standalone VR headset will provide a deeper and more immersive portable VR experience than ever before", HTC Vive said after the announcement.

Google has reportedly been working on the headset for more than a year.

These devices, made by companies including HTC and Lenovo and supposed to launch this year, will deliver standalone VR experiences. Key to the design is what Google calls "World Sense", which means the headsets can monitor the environment and accurately track your position without the need for extra sensors.

We haven't exactly heard much with regards to Daydream from Google's partners since the project was first announced previous year, with the only high-profile devices being Google's own Pixel devices, the LG G6, Moto Z family and the ASUS ZenFone AR. The standalone VR will come with everything built in and will not require a smartphone or a computer to power the same. However, one of the biggest new features is Chrome VR, which will enable Daydream users to navigate the web inside their headsets.

Daydream VR has so far been an experience that has run on your smartphone, but now it's making the jump into a standalone headset. The pair collaborated to develop a standalone Daydream VR headset that uses the Snapdragon 835 platform.

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Bavor did not elaborate on the new headset's technical specifications, but said that because it would be an all-in-one device.

This was announced during Google's annual technology event Google I/O 2017.

Facebook has been working on its own stand alone VR headset with inside-out tracking, which it first showed off at Oculus Connect previous year.

Given that the Daydream headset isn't arriving immediately, we believe there is adequate time available for the concerned ones to churn out more contents.

But Google's new devices won't require any of that.

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