Straight from Google CEO Sundar Pichai himself, there will supposedly be 11 -compatible smartphones available by the end of 2017.
Given that six of these phones have already been released (, , , Huawei Mate 9 Pro, and ), that leaves room for five more devices. But which will they be?
As we heard at Google IO 2017, the and will soon be added to that list.
Next up, the recently announced meets the qualifications with its AMOLED display and powerful embedded processor, the Snapdragon 835. While it hasn’t been confirmed to support it, we’re confident that it will come, bringing us to eight.
It comes down to three
Following the trail of rumors, the and Google Pixel 2 XL are taking shape and said to be launching by the end of the year, rounding the number up to 10.
The final Daydream-compatible phone could arrive in the form of a , rumored to in development under the codename “Taimen”.
Information on this device is scarce, though unless one of Google’s partners has an unannounced phone up its sleeve for the mobile VR platform, this could very well be the eleventh device that Pichai spoke of in Alphabet’s recent earnings call.
Daydream is still very much in its infancy right now, with a decent number of apps available but nothing that makes it a ‘must-use’ device for Android owners.
Increasing the number of phones that can be used with the headset will only be of benefit, so VR fans will be hoping that more Daydream-compatible devices become available in 2018.