The Pixel and Pixel XL are finally on sale (and you get a free Daydream View, too)

Google’s rumored release of a Pixel 2 smartphone looks even more likely right now: The Google store has put the Pixel and Pixel XL on sale. (Typically, Google has only offered discounts on its phones after discontinuing them.) To further sweeten this deal, the search giant’s also throwing in a Daydream View mobile VR headset for free. Google has knocked $125 off the Pixel putting the price for the base model at $524, while the Pixel XL is $200 off for a starting price of $569. To get the Daydream View for free, you have…

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Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ Daydream support rolling out now

Google has announced that Daydream support for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ flagship smartphones “is rolling out now.” The announcement came in the form of a Google+ post from the official Google VR account. It’s worth noting that at-least a couple of major US carriers – T-Mobile and Verizon – have already rolled out updates that claimed to bring Daydream support, but users weren’t able to use the feature. However now, it seems like a server-side switch has been made, so you should be able to enjoy the functionality on your S8/S8+ unit. Some of…

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Google says 11 smartphones will be Daydream VR enabled by the end of 2017

To say that Google’s Daydream VR platform is still a niche endeavor would be a definite understatement. But that may be about to change, in a few months at least. Speaking during the earnings call for parent company Alphabet, Google CEO Sundar Pichai uttered a very interesting number: 11. That is apparently the number of handsets that will support Daydream VR by the end of this year. That seems like a big number compared to how the situation stands now, but let’s do some counting, shall we? If we add…

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