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Google confirms it will also build Daydream VR headsets

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Alberto Mcgovern
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The head of Google s new virtual reality department Clay Bavor has confirmed the company will also build hardware for its Daydream VR project.

24-hours on and Bavor has admitted Google will also be producing hardware for the initiative, which it sees as the evolution of the smartphone-reliant Cardboard platform.

"It's not just going to be that we're partners," Bavor said via Recode .

Google says eight smartphone engineers have signed on to create phones that fit the spec, including Samsung, HTC, LG and Huawei.

Later on Thursday, the YouTube team also offered a look at what a new dedicated Daydream app.

Google s decision to build Daydream hardware, rather than simply leave it to the market, should set a benchmark for quality and perhaps even bring down the price for people looking to jump aboard.

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