Videos of a Samsung Galaxy S7 edge running Google Daydream have surfaced, and they show a glimpse of what could be in store for non-Pixel users.
Of course, the Galaxy S7 edge isn't technically a Daydream-ready smartphone. Thanks to this development, it more or less confirms that other devices, aside from the Pixel, can run the platform by way of unofficial means — that is, if the handset has capable hardware components to support VR and if Google doesn't put a cork in it.
The Galaxy S7 Edge In Question
Sporting the model number SM-G935W8, the Galaxy S7 edge that's rocking the Google Daydream and Android 7.0 Nougat is a Canadian variant that houses the Exynos 8890. For the record, the units in the United States are powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820.
Aside from the processor, everything else is pretty much the same across the board, from the amount of RAM to the display and resolution.
Now, it's worth pointing out Samsung recently launched the Android 7.0 Nougat Beta Program for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, but it's only open to users in the United States, the United Kingdom, South Korea and eventually China.
That said, other users will have to sideload the update to install it on their handset, but be warned, there are some risks involved in doing so.
The Daydream Running On Galaxy S7 Edge
Without further ado, the videos of the Galaxy S7 edge running Daydream are from the YouTuber Jason L, and he has uploaded three clips that showcase it.
As everyone can see, the controller emulator is working well on another Samsung device that is connected via Bluetooth.
What Daydream Can Bring To The Table
Priced at $79, Google's new platform has a lot of positive points, including but not limited to a game-changing controller, intuitive and comfortable design and smaller form factor compared with the likes of Samsung's Gear VR.
However, there are some downsides too, particularly how there's glare present at times.
The Bottom Line
Currently, the only official Daydream-ready phone available in the market is the Pixel, but from the look of things, users can also get things up and running on the Galaxy S7 edge with the right set of tools at hand.
Needless to say, all these details are just based on the videos posted.
With all said and done, what do you think of Daydream running on the Galaxy S7 edge? Feel free to hit us up in the comments section below and let us know.