Google’s Oct. 4 event is almost here. And, the search giant is widely expected to launch a bevy of devices, including the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, Chromecast Ultra, Daydream VR, Google Home and Google Wi-Fi, at the San Francisco event.
While the Pixel phones and Chromecast Ultra are the main attractions, the company is also launching the much-awaited Daydream VR headset and Google Wi-Fi.
Google has already unveiled its new virtual reality platform, Daydream VR, which is integrated into Android 7.0 – Nougat OS for devices that support VR. A dedicated VR headset will make the VR experience better. The Daydream VR is expected to set the trends in the VR industry and has been called “the next best thing” in consumer VR.
The Daydream VR headset is expected to cost $79. According to Variety, it will most probably be made by HTC. The headset will come with a controller similar to the Wii Remote. It will be useful for playing games and navigating the user interface via motion tracking.
Google is expected to launch a new router device, retailing at $129. The company already has the OnHub routers but the new device will support extensive whole-home coverage. It will also pair up with other device to form a flexible and easy to use network.
It might be built into Google Home and offer speakers and assistant features, rather than being retailed as a stand-alone device.