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Here’s the List of New Devices That Support Google Daydream

Google and a host of companies announced Daydream VR support for four more devices this week at CES, bringing access to virtual reality to a growing number of people. 

With the latest announcement, the ZTE Axon 7, Huawei Mate 9 Pro (not the Mate 9) and Porsche Design Mate 9, as well as the ASUS-made ZenFone AR are all ready to support Daydream and all of the available apps from Google Play. Additionally, Huawei is working on its own Daydream headset (pictured above) which will be available later this year exclusively for Huawei devices.

For the ASUS ZenFone AR, which we have written up a couple of times now, it also supports Tango, which is Google’s augmented reality hardware/software platform.

It should be noted, the Mate 9 Pro isn’t exactly for the US market. It’s never been officially made available, but you can find it on Amazon for about $1,000+. Main difference between the standard Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro is a curved 5.5″ QHD AMOLED display instead of a 5.9″ FHD LCD display.

Daydream fans, go celebrate.

Via: Google
  • GammaSmasher71

    I’m just waiting for T mobile to carry something compatible. It’s driving me nuts to wait, but the longer it takes, the more content I’ll have available when I finally do get it.

  • billy

    I still haven’t opened the Daydream viewer I got last month for pre ordering the Pixel. Maybe Cardboard ruined VR for me, but I’m having a hard time getting excited…

  • sinfoman

    I read this site EVERY. DAY. How did I miss “Porsche Design Mate 9??” Because nothing says “Cult-level sports car” like… Huawei? …like a Note 7 ripoff (sans the exploding)? Not knocking the phone, but this would be like if Hyundai made a “Porsche Design Accent.” Hatchback only, of course. EDIT: SWEET> JESUS. I just looked up this phone: http://www.porsche-design.com/en/For-Men/Smartphones-Sound/Porsche-Design-Huawei-Mate-9.html — 1400 EURO (Approx 1480 USD)!!! WTF???

    • netanil

      1) It exists.
      2) Deal with it.
      3) You don’t have to buy one if you don’t want to.
      4) Take your meds.

      • sinfoman

        I will choose to laugh at this, and not take it personally, but seriously- $1400? That is a STUPID amount of money for any phone. That’s almost 2 brand new note 7s. Or Pixel XLs or…

  • The Moto Z also works with the headset

  • NexusMan

    Why would I want to buy a Huawei Daydream headset that only works with Huawei devices?

  • Captain_Doug

    So happy the Axon 7 made the cut. Wasn’t a big reason why I bought it but I’d be bummed if I couldn’t try daydream with it.

    • Andy

      How is this device? Camera and battery pretty good? I have a S5 now

      • Jeff “BIG RED”

        Wait for the S8

      • Captain_Doug

        I love it. I average 5 hours SoT. Got 7.5 hours a couple times. Camera is pretty decent. The screen is awesome. Build quality rocks. Stereo front facing speakers is a new must for me. Fingerprint scanner works great. Love that it had a microsd slot. It’s getting Android 7 really soon too. Only $400. Can’t go wrong.

        • needa

          I was so tempted to buy that phone.

  • Howard Stern ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    And it’s really not that great of an experience

    • Denvertoad

      word. Screen door graphics rule!!

      • Bill Mitchell

        That’s not really an issue with the platform though, just current hardware limitations. I think the software they have in place is pretty good honestly, but we just don’t have the right specs for it yet.

  • Teejay Card

    I’d just be happy with a Daydream Mark II made by Google. One that relies more on the headset to handle the load. So that way I can get more than 30 minutes with my Pixel XL. If they’re only going to rely on the phone, then us Pixel buyers are as passed over/screwed over as the Nexus 5X and 6P (which of course the 6P was used for development) owners were. Forums galore about overheating and responses from Google don’t give us any reassurance that it can be fixed on the phones end (such as updates). Mostly blamed on a weaker processor, but please don’t take my word for it I know nothing about them. I just think Google could take a great product like they have with Daydream VR and make it much better by delegating resources to the head unit like Samsung does. Idk. Don’t listen to me, I’m drunk. Haha. Here’s to Daydream!

    • Alex Louderback

      I have literally no issues with overheating, I use Daydream to watch 2+ hours of Netflix and I’ve played over 1 hour sessions of Need For Speed

      • GammaSmasher71

        It’s that Need for Speed game that has mo the most interested in Daydream.

    • GammaSmasher71

      There’s a YouTube video from a page called Daydream District that tells you how to alleviate some of those overheating problem. Looked pretty simple. All you need is a piece of tinfoil.

  • Frank Duque

    $920! Huawei is crazy!

  • I thought Meizu was the company that blatantly knocked off designs. That Mate 9 Pro is more Galaxy S6/7 edge than the Galaxy S6/7 edge.

  • senor_heisenberg

    Haven’t kept up with daydream requirements, but I’m guessing the phone needs to have an OLED display?

    Edit: Ah, low latency and low persistence display.

  • tehashi

    Arg! i couldn’t get a pixel and had to settle for a V20, guess i’m screwed for every trying out Daydream.

    • glimmerman76

      thats how LG works