Google unveils Android-powered virtual reality platform 'Daydream'!
Daydream that will be built into the next generation of Android named Android N will be available by this fall.
New Delhi: Driving deeper into virtual reality (VR), Google revealed plans to launch a new VR platform – Daydream - that promises advanced mobile virtual reality gaming and video at its I/O developer conference on Wednesday.
As per reports, Daydream that will be built into the next generation of Android named Android N will be available by this fall.
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The company said that Daydream has all the ingredients for incredible, immersive VR experiences for Android phones.
Daydream, which encompasses both hardware and software, is a more advanced successor to Cardboard, the disposable headset standard that Google released two years ago, The Verge reported.
Google's Daydream will only work on new phones that have special sensors and screens unlike Cardboard which worked with almost any smartphone.
According to The Verge, the remote control, which is the key differentiator between Daydream and existing VR headsets, like the Samsung Gear VR, could enable users to navigate a “VR app menu like a laser pointer.”
Meanwhile, YouTube is introducing a dedicated app for virtual reality videos hat will be compatible with Cardboard as well as Daydream devices, says a report from Fortune. With this development, viewers can now watch any YouTube video with Cardboard-compatible on both Android and iOS devices.