Google Plans to Make Their Own Daydream VR 'Nexus-like' Line to Inspire 3rd Party OEMs

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    One of the interesting products that Google unveiled at their Google I/O 2016 event yesterday is their Daydream Virtual Reality Concept. Daydream is an evolution of their Google Cardboard product, but it will obviously take the VR idea to a new level. To insure that the quality of the Daydream VR products stay viable, Google is reportedly going to take the same approach to Daydream as they do with their Android smartphones. That means they plan to produce and sell their own line of hardware to serve as a guide to 3rd party OEMs.

    This is basically the same thing as their Nexus lineup. In fact, since the Daydream concept is meant to work with your existing smartphone, it makes perfect sense that it will even work with your actual Nexus device. Of course, just as the Nexus line is meant as a guide and inspiration, that means the Google hardware version of the Daydream will do the same thing, but Google's primary goal is to get OEMs to create the Daydream products. Google is already currently certifying handsets from Samsung, LG, HTC, Xiaomi and several others.

    What do you folks think? Would a Nexus VR Daydream headset be something you would consider buying?

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    If it's a Nexus it will get regular updates, Samsung and other OEMs will be stuck on the build that you bought it with but will cost you more money.

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    Here's a video showing off Unreal Engine 4 support for Google's Daydream below. The folks who make the Unity engine are also onboard with support for Daydream VR.