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

PhoneArena Score:

9.0

User Score:

9.1
  • Display 5.8 inches 2960 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie Samsung One UI
Galaxy S8+

PhoneArena Score:

9.0

User Score:

9.4
  • Display 6.2 inches 2960 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie Samsung One UI

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