These headsets aim to offer more tracking freedom compared to something like Google Cardboard or the Daydream headset, which do require smartphones to work. This enables positional tracking, meaning the headset tracks the user's movements in space without the need for external sensors.
Google has collaborated with Qualcomm to develop and build on the design for the standalone headset.
One of the key changes will be an updated interface: Google wants Daydream VR to become more of a full-featured operating system.
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Bayern also won the German Cup in two of those seasons, but Guardiola could not steer them past the Champions League semi-finals. City defeated West Brom 4-0 at the Hawthorns with two goals apiece from Sergio Aguero and Ilkay Gundogan.
The new headsets will differ from current offerings, including Google's own Daydream platform or even Cardboard, in that no smartphone, computer or gaming console will be needed to use the headset.
Compatibility has been the biggest barrier to Daydream's appeal so far, and Google look to be making a major effort to address that here. HTC's announcement is a world first, but considering the competitive nature of VR, we're expecting rival companies like Oculus VR and Sony to chime in as well. But the company, better-known for its manufacture of Android phones, said in a statement that "Vive represents the best VR experience in market, whether it is PC-powered or stand-alone devices". The announcement did not reveal many details except for the model name, "Vive Standalone", and the descriptions - "simplistic, lightweight and portable".