Google DayDream VR
Google daydream’s VR platform is so powerful that no phone can currently provide enough powerhouses to get it going; this is a sneak peek into the power behind this futuristic device. It is Google’s ultimate goal to bring the VR experience to Smartphones, thus taking a bold step in daydream. In saying the least, daydream is totally different from Google Cardboard.
A more robust approach to the VR experience
Previously, Google put together a disposable VR headset, meaning it was not all spruced up. Daydream leaves nothing to chance; by providing high-quality user experience, you won’t be tempted to ditch it under any circumstances. So long as you use Android Nougat, this is the VR set you’ve been dreaming of getting! Furthermore, it’s much more affordable than Oculus Rift and HTC Vive VRs.
Cutting right to the chase
Here’s what you need to know out rightly;
- This is Google’s next virtual reality plat form
- Its price is expected to match that of Gear VR
- It set release period is Autumn of 2016, probably shortly after the release of Android Nougat
Devices that will support daydream VR
Google confirmed that this highly anticipated VR will be supported by Samsung, Xiaomi, Alcatel, LG, HTC, ZTE and Asus; all these manufacturers will now focus on producing devices which are Daydream ready’. Of these smartphones, ZTE Axon 7 seems to be way ahead of the pack; it will presumably be the first carrier of a functioning daydream VR platform. Huawei also announced its intention of fast-tracking the production of daydream-ready phones, controllers and headsets.
The concept sketch displayed during Google’s IO is chic, to say the least. In their ambition to make the daydream VR readily available, Google has agreed to let other companies also hold the tech in the hope of stimulating mass production. The result will be different headset designs but similar functionality.
The controller is somewhat like a Wii remote; how cool! Its physical traits can be likened to Apple TV’s latest touch remote. The top shall ideally have a clickable touch pad, bringing native touch screen gestures right into your virtual world. The app button, just beneath, gives you easy access to your app and finally the home button should instantly return you Daydream’s home screen!
In order to be viable as a VR option, Daydream will require;
- Smartphones that are fully optimised for VR; ideally, they should have high-quality SoC (system on chip) for maintaining 60 frames-per-second playback feature.
- Low persistence display options for eliminating lag and ghosting.
- Boosting the sense-of-presence through top notch sensors which operate via minimal latency.
In essence, the performance of the daydream VR will hugely depend on the amount of power the phone provides; the more, the better!
How Android Nougat is prepping for the daydream VR
To aid head and controller movements, Android Nougat will feature low latency support; this will facilitate minimal delays. Its enhanced sustained-performance mode will be instrumental in helping phones to attain higher levels of performance over a long duration. Ultimately, Android Nougat will be fully in tune with the new head tracking algorithms by taking advantage of daydream-ready phone sensors.
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