Googles new Android-Backed VR platform is called Daydream

Google logoWe expected that Google will talk about virtual reality at the I/O 2016 developers conference and it most certainly did. Google today announced Daydream, an Android-backed virtual reality platform that covers both hardware and software. The company also showcased reference designs for VR headsets and motion controllers that will be based on the Daydream platform. It confirmed some of the partners that will be making Daydream compatible devices.

Daydream is a complete virtual reality platform that covers both hardware and software. Its unlike the Google Cardboard viewer which worked with a variety of devices. Daydream is only going to be compatible with new phones that are built to a specific standard and the headsets and motion controllers will have to meet a certain standard as well to be Daydream certified.

Googles new Android-Backed VR platform is called Daydream

Those who use Daydream compatible devices will be able to access a VR Mode in Android N. Its going to feature an ecosystem which allows users to navigate in virtual reality, launch applications, watch content and play games when they have the headset on.

It has created VR-only versions of the Google Play Store, Play Movies, Google Photos, YouTube, and Street View to bring the bulk of its content over to VR. Its going to partner with the likes of Netflix, HBO, Ubisoft and Electronic Arts to have their apps available in Daydream.

Eight hardware partners will be making Daydream-compatible devices initially, these include the likes of ASUS, ZTE, Samsung, HTC, LG, Xiaomi, Alcatel, and Huawei. Daydream-compatible phones from these OEMs are said to arrive by the fall this year.

Source: Ars Technica

Tags: Android 7, Google, virtual reality

Comments
Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
or
Your comment:


Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party


Last news

 
Consumer group recommends iPhone 8 over anniversary model
 
LTE connections wherever you go and instant waking should come to regular PCs, too
 
That fiction is slowly becoming a reality
 
The Snapdragon 845 octa-core SoC includes the Snapdragon X20 LTE modem
 
Human moderators can help make YouTube a safer place for everyone
 
Google says Progressive Web Apps are the future of app-like webpages
 
All 2018 models to sport the 'notch'
 
The biggest exchange in South Korea, where the BTC/KRW pair is at $14,700 now
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 /
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /
 
 

News Archive

 
 
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31      




Poll

Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (4)