Many people who have used smartphone-based VR headsets in the past have felt the discomfort associated with removing cases or disconnecting battery packs to play nice with VR. It turns out Daydream View doesn't have that problem.
Google's next step in smartphone-based VR is here, and it's equal parts impressive and limiting. More important than this one headset is the potential for future success across a much broader ecosystem, as long as Google can convince everyone to play ball.
In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Huawei CEO Richard Yu said that the manufacturer will launch a VR-ready phone this Fall, which will adhere to Google's Daydream standard. Yu also said that Huawei's collaboration with Leica will continue for at least five years.
Daydream was pretty quickly glanced over by most people when it was announced as part of the Android 4.2 release, but luckily some developers have started to make apps using the new feature. The latest revision of Jelly Bean just isn't available to that many people and the number and quality of daydream apps reflects that, but luckily there are some gems to be found if you go searching...