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Las Vegas -- Google gave attendees of CES 2017 a taste of how it plans to move forward with its virtual reality initiative since the tech giant released its Pixel smartphones and Daydream View VR headsets in October. Several smartphone manufacturers, including Asus and ZTE, announced at CES 2017, intentions to implement the Daydream VR protocol onto its devices.

Google also announced, alongside Huawei CEO Richard Yu at the CES 2017 keynote, that the Chinese manufacturer will release its own take on its Daydream View VR headset. The accessory will be called Huawei View and is be compatible with the Huawei Mate 9 Pro and the Huawei Mate 9 Porsche design.

Huawei View is the first third-party iteration of the Daydream View headset. Showcased at CES 2017, the headset bears a striking resemblance to the Samsung Gear VR headsets.

There are currently no price or availability details for the headset. However, Huawei also announced at CES 2017, U.S. availability of the Mate 9 smartphone, which means the Huawei View should also be coming to the U.S. The Mate 9 is Huawei’s first flagship smartphone to launch in the U.S.

In addition to Daydream compatibility for the Huawei Mate 9 Pro and Mate 9 Porsche design, the new Asus ZenFone AR will launch Daydream ready. The ZTE Axon 7 will also be Daydream ready upon updating to Android 7.0 Nougat.