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Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ Claimed to Get Daydream Support on T-Mobile, but It Doesn’t Work Yet

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Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ Claimed to Get Daydream Support on T-Mobile, but It Doesn’t Work Yet
Highlights
  • Google had confirmed Daydream support for the two phones
  • T-mobile update claims Daydream VR support has arrived
  • But the Daydream app services are not running on the phones yet

T-Mobile has rolled out an update for Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ users, bringing in the much-awaited Google Daydream VR platform support. Google had announced at I/O this year that the two smartphones would get Daydream support this summer, and looking at the changelog, T-Mobile users are the first to get it. However, even though the update from T-Mobile clearly states the arrival of ‘Google Daydream capability’, it still doesn’t seem to be working on the smartphones yet.

Android Police claims the Daydream app on its T-mobile Samsung Galaxy S8+ unit was unable to successfully run the VR service. The report claims that the Daydream app doesn’t show up on Google Play, and had to be sideloaded from APK Mirror. Even though the boot screen on opening the app for the first time looked good with the Samsung/Daydream collaboration logo popping up front-centre, setting up the app threw prompts of ‘Incompatible phone,’ preventing the user from going any further.

This means that even though the update from T-Mobile claims Daydream support has arrived, and Samsung may have done its part in integrating it for the two smartphones, Google is yet to provide support for the same. In any case, this update indicates that full Daydream support is around the corner and the app should boot and setup without any glitches soon.

The T-Mobile Android 7.0 update version G950USQU1AQFJ for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and version G955USQU1AQFJ for the Samsung Galaxy S8+ also brings “DIGITS update, Qualcomm update for microphone fix, Bixby enhancements, and various system improvements,” apart from the alleged Google Daydream capability.

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  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Gorgeous looks and excellent construction quality
  • Brilliant displays
  • Phenomenal camera quality
  • Class-leading performance
  • Bad
  • No flat screen option
  • Nearly unusable fingerprint reader
  • Software stuffed with unnecessary features
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ProcessorSamsung Exynos 8895
Front Camera8-megapixel
Rear Camera12-megapixel
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Storage64GB
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OSAndroid 7.0
Resolution1440x2960 pixels
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