Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ finally get Daydream VR support


It's been months since Samsung and Google promised both Galaxy S8 and S8+ flagships would receive Daydream VR support. A couple of US carriers (T-Mobile and Verizon) pushed updates that pledged to bring the new functionality to these smartphones, but global availability was out of the question.

Luckily, things have just changed today, as Google confirmed Daydream VR support is now rolling out to both Galaxy S8 and S8+. Since this is a server-side update, you won't exactly know when you can use the new VR functionality.

One way to make sure that you get Daydream support is to clear the Google VR Service app's data, which should automatically enable the new feature if the update was pushed to your phone.

In related news, Google promised in July that there would be at least 11 phones that will support Daydream VR by the end of the year. Aside from Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, other smartphones that already have Daydream enabled include Google’s Pixel phones, Moto Z, Huawei Mate 9 Pro and Porsche Design Mate 9, ZTE Axon 7 and Asus Zenfone AR.

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Galaxy S8
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(30h talk time)
Galaxy S8+
  • Display 6.2" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(24h 3G talk time)

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11 Comments

1. mr2trce

Posts: 56; Member since: Apr 27, 2015

Completely off topic but I've been a loyal Samsung customer since since I first got my Galaxy S1 (with a short time going to HTC with the M8) and what's turning me off is Bixby. I love my Note 4 Edge, Note 5, Note 7 (my all time fave) and now the S8+. That button really gets on my nerves as I keep accidentally pressing it on my S8+. I am not a fan of Bixby as I have tried it and I still prefer Google Now and I'm slowly heading towards going elsewhere. I wish we can remap that damn button

2. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

If you don't like bixby, simply disable it and the button wouldn't do anything.

6. mr2trce

Posts: 56; Member since: Apr 27, 2015

I disabled it and even I pressed it started the whole process of registering again

7. mr2trce

Posts: 56; Member since: Apr 27, 2015

Can't be disabled

9. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Use package disabler apps to disable Bixby. Adhell has one for free.

3. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

Who cares? I have Bixby and love it. If I don't want to use it then dont use it. #common sense

4. ph00ny

Posts: 2069; Member since: May 26, 2011

If you remap the button, you won't continue to accidentally trigger whatever you have mapped the button to?

5. mr2trce

Posts: 56; Member since: Apr 27, 2015

I rather have remapped to camera or something that is useful

8. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Well, if you keep accidentally pressing it, how does remapping it help? Wouldn't you keep accidentally launch the camera then?

10. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

If you keep accidentally pressing buttons. Just learn not to. Problem solved.

11. cmdacos

Posts: 4333; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

You should get your Parkinson's checked out if you keep hitting the button.

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