Samsung launched the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones in India as well as other markets around the world recently. The Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones are also the flagship smartphones from Samsung and the successors to the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. During the launch of the Galaxy S8 smartphones, the company had promised that the smartphones would be getting the support for Daydream VR headsets which were launched by Google last year along with their Pixel phones. The Daydream VR headsets are manufactured in-house by Google as a part of their effort to build a better environment for Virtual Reality products.
Now, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ were scheduled to receive the update in the past couple of months but there was no news about the same from the company. Now, we have finally received the confirmation that the smartphones have started to receive Daydream VR support officially. Google has just confirmed that the Daydream VR support is now rolling out to both the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus. But do make a note that this is a server-side update and hence you, as an end user won’t exactly know when you can use the new VR functionality.
Talking about this update, the smartphones will receive the update in the coming days via a server side switch which may go unnoticed. However, there is one way to get the update quickly on your phone. This is by clearing the Google VR Service app’s data. This will make sure that you have the latest Google VR service update whenever you restart the app and if the update was already pushed to your phone, then doing this will automatically enable the feature. After this update, Galaxy S8 and S8+ will be in the list of smartphones that support Daydream VR like the Google Pixel and Moto Z smartphones.