Google at its annual I/O developer’s conference this year had announced that both the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ will soon support Google’s Daydream VR platform. T-Mobile a U.S. based telecom service provider last month had claimed that Samsung will be rolling out support for the Google Daydream VR for its Galaxy S8 lineup through an over-the-air (OTA) update. It was also being claimed that the devices could support Daydream VR but it wasn’t enabled by the manufacturer. Google VR on Monday through their social media accounts announced that both the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ have started to receive the Google Daydream VR update enabling the feature.
— Google VR (@googlevr) July 31, 2017
Android Police reported that the Daydream support might be due to a server-side switch rather than the provision of an OTA update. A user on Reddit also pointed out towards the fact that if you clear out the data of Google’s VR service app it would enable Daydream support. Android users can download the Google Daydream VR app from the Google Play Store.
This new update will provide developers with a huge incentive to develop more new apps for the Daydream platform. Currently only the Google Pixel and a few other smartphones from Asus, Lenovo, Huawei and ZTE support the Daydream VR platform. However, Google has promised at least 11 smartphones will have Daydream support by the end of this year.