Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ not yet supporting Google Daydream

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ not yet supporting Google Daydream
The Daydream VR headset is compatible with quite a few high-end smartphones, but Google is adding more devices on the supported listed pretty often. Unfortunately, Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S8 and S8+ are not Daydream-ready.

The Google Daydream application in the Play Store can't be installed on the Samsung Galaxy S8. If you try to install it anyway, you'll be met with an error that says the app is not compatible with Samsung's flagship.

Even though the Galaxy S8 meets all the requirements necessary to support Google Daydream VR fully, a compatible app hasn't bee released in the Play Store yet.

However, Samsung Galaxy S8 users will be able to make use of the Gear VR until Google releases a new version of the Daydream app that would support the smartphone.



Obviously, Google and Samsung should agree on the matter, or else the search giant won't allow the handset maker to add Daydream compatibility to the Galaxy S8.

The news doesn't really come as a surprise since Samsung's flagship is not yet available on the market, so there's still time to turn it into a Daydream-ready smartphone.

source: VRheads

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28 Comments

1. peace247 unregistered

Not a big deal...gear vr is much better than daydream.

16. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Actually i read a review on both and daydream is much better in quality than gear VR. Ok it was a review on a single game but it says a lot about both platforms.http://www.tomshardware.com/news/bandit-six-daydream-vr-hands-on,33688.html

17. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

The gear VR version of that game was made for note 4 and hasn't been updated since. While the daydream version was made for much powerful devices and came out very recently. A proper way of comparing would be to compare a recent title.

18. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I was wondering if it could be something like that but how the hell do you know that lol, took the time to look it up or are you just that big of a Samsung fan?

19. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

Just read the comments on the article you posted lol. I don't have a Samsung device to check it on.

21. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Ahhhh, I read the article right after it was posted and there were no comments lol.

22. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

It's shame you can't spend a few minutes of your time checking your facts on Google before posting, would save us the trouble of reading your BS posts and wasting our time doing it for you.

23. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

f**k off mate.

25. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Gear Vr is a joke compared to Daydream VR lol apps available on both platform always perform better and more smooth on daydream. Daydream also not locked to a single device so all future android handset will have support ( unless they dont wana play ball like Samsung )

2. peace247 unregistered

Not a big deal...gear vr is much better than daydream.

3. fyah_king unregistered

It's so good you had to say it twice.lol

4. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Its no big deal because BOTH ARE total downright CRAP and nobody uses them anyway.

6. peace247 unregistered

Good luck with your 750p sighphone.

7. sgodsell

Posts: 7431; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

You are once again proving that your an ignorant person. This from a guy who always praises Apple and cuts up anything Android or Google. Daydream is actually really good, especially when it was the first mobile platform to bring some spacial awareness through its 9-axis controller. Now Samsung is following suite with their new Gear VR headset and 9 axis controller as well. Considering both VR platforms give you sustainable frame rates of 60 fps. The SD 835 is so fast that it can sustain a 4k display at 60 fps. I would love to see any iPhone sustain a QHD display at 60 fps. Oh wait, they can't because Apple only uses low resolution displays, so Apple doesn't even support VR themselves. Well we all know why, it's because it would look like crap on an iPhone.

8. sgodsell

Posts: 7431; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Why is it always iPhone users responding to things they know nothing about?

9. sgodsell

Posts: 7431; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Can you troll some more.

10. sgodsell

Posts: 7431; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

......

12. sgodsell

Posts: 7431; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Piyath is the biggest troll.

14. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

You are once again proving that your an ignorant person. This from a guy who always praises Apple and cuts up anything Android or Google. Daydream is actually really good, especially when it was the first mobile platform to bring some spacial awareness through its 9-axis controller. Now Samsung is following suite with their new Gear VR headset and 9 axis controller as well. Considering both VR platforms give you sustainable frame rates of 60 fps. The SD 835 is so fast that it can sustain a 4k display at 60 fps. I would love to see any iPhone sustain a QHD display at 60 fps. Oh wait, they can't because Apple only uses low resolution displays, so Apple doesn't even support VR themselves. Well we all know why, it's because it would look like crap on an iPhone.

15. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Crap, he edited it.

5. vliang86

Posts: 337; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Oculus rift is way better for VR

11. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

and way more expensive than daydream... (and not all people have VR ready PC specs)

24. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I like cardboard. lol. I'm not all that into the VR hype yet. I was excited to play around with it for a bit, but I think I will wait for it to further develop into a quality platform then give it another go.

26. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

I am using the VR on ps4 and love it. Dont give me bad headach like gear Vr and to a lesser extend daydream vr.

13. Tziggy14

Posts: 624; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

Gear VR has better support from developers than Daydream anyway. Right now more people have Samsung phones on their hands that are VR compatible from the S6/S7/Note 5 than people have Daydream compatible phones. It's a no brainer. Plus Gear VR is supported by Oculus, which makes it a big deal.

27. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Tziggy14 there only one fail in what you said. We dont all want Samsung phone. I love changing OEM so i want to be able to keep my purchase and use them on many different OEM like HTC , LG , Sony ect. So gear vr is crap as its make you like an isheep locked in one OEM ecosystem.

20. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

There are 700 apps on Gear VR compared to 70 on Daydream. Gear VR has much better social features with Oculus Rooms and Party and supports true spatial audio, which Daydream doesnt support yet. There is 0% reason to get Daydream over Gear VR for a Galaxy S8 user.

28. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

We dont all want a samsung ;)

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