Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus don’t include support for Daydream VR

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are among the most powerful smartphones in the market, promising to offer the fastest and smoothest performance ranging from playing games to handling heavy-graphics tasks. However, Samsung’s recently-unveiled pair of smartphones don’t support Google Daydream natively. Once you have downloaded and installed the Daydream app on your device, you will be met with an error message.

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus were widely expected to support Google Daydream VR, but it was nowhere to be found at launch. This may disappoint Samsung fanatics who are expecting an access to Google’s apps on their devices.

According to tech experts, Samsung has its own Gear VR powered by Oculus, and there is no doubt that the company wants to bring its VR technology to its top-tier smartphones, rather than Google Daydream. Sources say that users still can get Google Daydream working on a Samsung Galaxy S8 (rooting) by simply changing a single line of code.

For some background, Google Daydream was first introduced at Google I/O developer conference back in May 2016. Daydream comes bundled with Google’s latest Android operating system, Android 7.1 Nougat.

The Daydream VR headset now supports a few high-end smartphones in the market such as Pixel, Pixel XL, and Moto Z. Earlier this year, the biggest search engine on Earth finally opened Daydream program for third-party developers, allowing them to create more virtual reality apps.

Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are expected to help Samsung regain its reputation following its never-seen-before recall of Galaxy Note 7 last year. Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus come with innovative features that challenge other competitors in the market including Samsung’s new virtual helper, Bixby, infinity display, facial scanning and even more.

According to rumors, Samsung will bring virtual reality technology to its next generation Galaxy Note, which is expected to be unveiled later this year. These rumors seems plausible, as Apple is also planning to introduce an iPhone 8 with 3D sensors for augmented reality in September.

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