The Galaxy S8 line is more complete. In addition to Samsung's own Virtual Reality support, now the high-end smartphone series can also be used in conjunction with Google's Daydream View.
Opinion by Camila Rinaldi
There is now one more ecosystem of VR apps and features available for the Galaxy S8 and that's great.
Daydream was announced in 2016 during the Google Developer Conference. Then, along with the announcement of the new line of Pixel smartphoens, Daydream View hit the market. Like Samsung's Gear VR, this device is used for the consumption of VR content.
Now the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 + are also part of this select list of smartphones supporting Google technology. The other models are the Pixel and Pixel XL, Moto Z, Huawei Mate 9 Pro and ZTE Axon 7. On the waiting list we still have ZenFone AR.
To count on DayDream on your Galaxy S8, however, it is not enough just to fulfill the requirements, you will need to download the Daydream app from the Play Store and of course have a Daydream View device, sold in a few regions of the world right now. .
The current version of Android on my Galaxy S8 G950FXXU1AQG5 and, after installing Daydream, I had to accept some permissions, such as enabling "Google RV services" and providing "device location" access:
I was able to use the Galaxy S8 this morning in conjunction with Daydream View and the experience is very similar to using Samsung's new Gear VR, which also uses a control. Another plus point is that there is yet another VR app ecosystem and features now available for the Galaxy S8 and that's excellent.
In Brazil, it is possible to buy Daydream View from Mercado Livre, the price ranges between 799 reais and 499 reais. Before buying the device, however, check the seller's references. In the US, the device costs 60 dollars, about 190 reais.
So, are you already using Daydream on the Galaxy S8 or Gear VR? What are you thinking so far?
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