Google Daydream to have 11 devices by the end of 2017

Right now, Samsung and Facebook appear to be eating Google's lunch in VR.

@LanaJelic
Published Wed, Jul 26 2017 11:26 AM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Google's Daydream has struggled to compete with the likes of Samsung's Gear VR even though it came out with much promise late last year. According to Google CEO Sundar Pichai, there will be only eleven devices by the end of this year that will support Google Daydream.

Google Daydream to have 11 devices by the end of 2017 | TweakTown.com

When you consider how many manufacturers there are out there and how many devices each of them make, eleven really isn't much. In fact, Samsung can claim eight Gear VR devices today, and they're probably about to launch their ninth with the Note8 coming next month.

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For Google to only be able to muster eleven devices among all of the Android manufacturers, that is quite a poor showing. In addition to that, two of the devices, the Huawei Mate 9 Pro and Porsche Design Mate 9 are not even really shipping in any volume, and the ASUS Zenfone AR likely won't ship in high volume either.

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While Google has successfully propelled things like Android into the forefront, they are doing a pretty poor job of making both VR and AR mainstream. Right now, Samsung and Facebook appear to be eating Google's lunch in VR and Apple is poised to drink their milkshake in AR.

Lana has a passion for technology and science. She spends her time looking for the latest and most interesting technology and science news. Her passion is in gadgets, wearables, and other cool and interesting applications of technology or science. She also spends her free time gaming in MMOs like World of Warcraft. She has prior experience covering technology for publications and breaking news. If she’s not doing either, you might just find her exploring the metaverse in VR. Lana wants to expand TweakTown’s coverage of mobile, wearables and gadgets while also bringing her experience with science and general tech to TweakTown. Her area of coverage is around science, technology, smartphones, wearables, and general neat gadgets. She hopes to one day be able to drive around in her self-driving car while she schedules an appointment for a SpaceX trip to the moon on her smartwatch.

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