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Huawai building daydream phone

by on03 June 2016

Dream catcher

Huawei has signed up to be one of the first phone makers to build a handset that works with Google’s new VR platform – daydream.

Richard Yu, the Director of Huawei, confirmed that the firm has plans to release a Google Daydream ready phone in autumn this year.

Huawei had already pledged to support Daydream, but it wasn’t initially clear when that would happen if ever. Now it seems that the company plans to release a new VR-compatible smartphone in the autumn. Yu said:

“We want to be the number-one smartphone maker in the world. It’s a long-distance race, and we have the patience. Our growth is mainly coming from the high-end premium segment. If you want to be the leading vendor you have to lead in the high-end.”

For those who came in late, Google offers manufacturers a range of software and reference designs to work with. It was shown off at last month’s I/O developer conference, which companies can copy parts of for their own devices.

There’s also a new Daydream software ecosystem that builds on the original Cardboard app, which hopes to compete with Facebook’s Oculus VR.

It requires a phone with a powerful processor, a range of sensors, and a high-density screen. Huawei isn’t the only manufacture to pledge support, however.

Other firms who have signed up include Samsung, HTC, LG, Xiaomi, ZTE, Asus, and Alctatel. 

Last modified on 03 June 2016
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