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During Google’s I/O developer conference yesterday, the company announced that it will soon be releasing standalone VR headsets that don’t require a smartphone to work.

The headsets will be based on the Daydream model the brand released last year, but will utilize a dual inside-outside tracking system called WorldSense to make the device cable, smartphone and PC-free.

There will be two headsets, one in collaboration with HTC and the other with Lenovo. There’s no release date or price for the either headset yet, but you can keep up to date with the product’s developments here.

The VR headset isn’t the only announcement to come out of the I/O conference. Yesterday the tech announced that Google Assistant would be available on iOS, confirming rumors that were circulating earlier that day.

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