Following the release of Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ handsets that rolled out with high-end specifications in almost every aspect, it seems like the South Korean tech giants decided to opt out of support for Google’s ambitious Daydream VR technology.
The newly launched smartphones reportedly lack support for Google Daydream hinting what might be a growing distance between the two companies.
Going by reports, users that tried installing the Daydream app on their Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ devices got an error message saying ‘’a compatible version is missing.’’ Nevertheless, this does not necessarily mean that the support for Daydream platform can’t be offered on these handsets later on.
One report has revealed that Google only allows partners who meet the Daydream requirements to add this line of code. So, putting into consideration the fact that Samsung already partnered up with Oculus to bring the Gear VR headset and platform, could perhaps be the reason the South Korean company isn’t pushing out the Google’s VR platform.
As of now, it is still a bit unclear if the company will be offering both these platforms through its smartphones. While the Gear VR comes with a host of apps and games, many will agree that Samsung’s opting out of support for Google’s VR platform is just a bit too much, if indeed it turns out to be the case.
As of now, Samsung is still yet to give a word, so we’ll just have to wait and see if the Daydream VR support is added later or the companies decide to take different avenues to bring virtual reality.