Google DayDream View

Perfect 3D Blu-ray/DVD Playback on Google DayDream with Pixel and Pixel XL

Google DayDream View, VR Headset
The Pixel phone line was introduced in conjunction with the Daydream View VR headset, and the initial release promotion for the Pixel phones included a free Daydream View VR headset. The Daydream view is only compatible with Pixel phones, although it may be compatible with other phones in the future. While the Daydream View is not as sophisticated as the HTC Vive in terms of capabilities, it is one tenth the price and may allow more Android developers to go beyond the barely interactive panoramic view apps that currently dominate the Google Play store for Google Cardboard. If you're not interested in a VR headset for the sake of games or panoramic tours, consider how an inexpensive headset like the Daydream View would work as a personal movie viewing device for things like watching m...

What you should know about the Pixel and Pixel XL Phones from Google

Google DayDream View, Pixel and Pixel XL, Tablet/Phone Reviews, VR Headset
To understand how the Pixel is different, we need to take a brief sidetrack to the Nexus line. The Pixel phone line is a replacement for the previous Nexus phone series. Nexus phones were made by other phone manufacturers as example devices for new Android releases, and unlike the Pixel, the joint branding was visible on the device. The Nexus 6P, for example, is branded as a Huawei phone, and Google extended the partnership into letting device makers influence some of the design decisions. Nexus phones were sold unlocked (you could use them with any carrier for US devices) and usually without a phone contract. Generally, Nexus phones came with both a high-end model and a more inexpensive model. The Pixel line was introduced as two sizes of what is essentially the same high-end phone. P...