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Google will sell its own Daydream VR headset

Just like it did with its Nexus devices.
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When Google developed its popular line of Nexus phones and tablets, it didn't just give the reference designs to third parties and hope for the best: It built and sold its own hardware to showcase just what those designs could achieve. The company announced on Thursday that it will take the same tack with its newly unveiled Daydream VR hardware. That's right, Google is going to build its own line of Daydream headsets and controllers to show third-party developers how it's done.

Since the Daydream is an evolution of the Cardboard headset -- albeit a heck of a lot easier to wear -- it's not going to have any onboard processing power, instead relying on the user's phone. To that end, Google's already in the process of certifying handsets from LG, Samsung, HTC, Xiaomi, Alcatel and others. And you can bet the Nexus line will be among them.

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