Daydream for Huawei Mate
This week the Daydream View headset was launched by Google.
At the moment it is officially only supporting the pixel and the Pixel XL smartphone.
With Daydream, Google does not want to create a platform for its own devices, but rather a platform for which manufacturers can create and distribute Daydream Ready smartphones and headsets on their own.
Update will bring support
Earlier this month, Huawei introduced the Mate 9 and the Mate 9 Pro, two smartphones that have already been speculated to get Daydream support.
The Mate 9 Pro should definitely have enough power to support Daydream.
As Google announces now, the Mate 9 Pro only needs an update of the software and then the smartphone would be Daydream-Ready. Currently, however, Google does not yet know when Huawei plans to release this update.
For a long period it was rumored, that only the snapdragon 820 would be Daydream-ready.
Now that the Mate 9 pro with a HiSilicon Kirin 960 gets support, this is being proven wrong
Only Full HD
The Mate 9 Pro is equipped with an AMOLED display with a size of 5.5 inches.
The display unfortunately comes only to a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The Mate 9 Pro is powered by a 1.8GHz octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 960 processor, which has 4 GB RAM aside.
Huawei, of course, will not remain the only manufacturer who wants to play with Google Daydream System. In the future, we will also be able to see devices from Samsung, LG, Asus, Lenovo, ZTE and many other manufacturers. Although the Google Daydream platform is already very promising, it is still at the beginning. You can find our test for the Pixel XL Smartphone here.