Along w/ adding support for the Galaxy S8, Google also let the cat out of the bag for what’s next for their Daydream platform.  Look out for standalone VR headset w/o a smarphone or PC necessary.  

They’re working w/ Qualcomm to bring forth a headset reference design that partners would use as a blueprint.  And speaking of partners, they already got HTC’s Vive & Lenovo on board to make the 1st headsets.  Vive’s looks slick while Lenovo’s resembles that of the Sony’s VR headset for the PlayStation.  Both will be utilizing a new headset tracking technology called WorldSense.  This will allow for positional tracking for more precise movements w/o the use of external sensors.  

Both headsets are set to launch sometime later this year.  Of course, we’ll have to wait to see what the pricing will be.