Revealed: Google's Daydream mobile VR platform and more

Published October 9th, 2016 - 01:05 GMT
Google's Daydream mobile VR platform is set to rival Samsung's Gear VR. (AFP/Ramin Talaie)
Google's Daydream mobile VR platform is set to rival Samsung's Gear VR. (AFP/Ramin Talaie)

Google's Pixel launch event revealed a lot more than just Google's latest flagship devices. A whole new family of devices were revealed, ranging from hardware and software and even a virtual AI assistant as well.


The Pixel and the Pixel XL were the stars of the show of course, which replaced the Nexus lineup. These flagships come with a metal and glass build, new processors, increased RAM and fingerprint scanners with 12MP cameras and fast charging. You can read the full specs for the Pixel and the Pixel XL on our products page. 

Google also launched the Daydream mobile VR platform set to rival Samsung's Gear VR, which will be compatible with the Pixel phones for now, but Google has confirmed support for Samsung, Alcatel, Asus, HTC, LG, Xiaomi and ZTE will produce compatible handsets, so Daydream could be the first VR platform that's widely available, affordable and of reasonable quality.

Google also introduced Google Home, the company's answer to Amazon Echo. Google Home consists of a voice controlled speaker which can play music or audio by voice, and also ask questions to which Google Assistant will answer. Google also revealed Google Wifi, Google's cheap WiFi router with a price of just $129, capable of linking multiple networks together to make one giant network.

Lastly Google also revealed the Chromecast Ultra, which will allow users to stream content from their smartphone or tablet to larger screens, including 4K content.


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