Daydream VR Stops Working on Some Samsung Phones After Latest Updates

Google Daydream helmet
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Do you remember Daydream, Google’s VR platform for mobile? Google doesn’t – they added him to the cemetery at the end of last yearand the latest Pixel phones do not support VR headsets. After being updated to Android 10 (the latest version of the operating system), some of Samsung’s flagship devices no longer work either.

9to5Google Reports that Samsung Galaxy phones with live updates from Android 10 and the latest version of Samsung’s proprietary One UI skin no longer work with Daydream headsets. An indicator in the operating system has been disabled, which means that phones that previously worked with headsets no longer trigger this compatible action.

This does not seem to be a competition issue, as one would expect, because Samsung sold its own Gear brand VR headsets. The last device officially compatible with these was the Galaxy Note 9, so Samsung has no advantage in the market to leave the Daydream stand in the dust.

It should be possible to re-enable Daydream support with a small tweak to software, Samsung or end users modding their phones. Applications and games are always available on the Play Store. But at this point, it’s hard to imagine a crowd of people who go out of their way to indulge in a dead platform.

Source: 9to5Google

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