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This is what we know so far about the exciting new Google Daydream virtual reality platform.
Google Introduced its two new variants of VR headgear, Snow, and Crimson. It also presented the next wave of Daydream with compatible apps and games coming to the headsets digital market place.
This app included media like HBO GO, Netflix, and Next VR, which allows you to take in concerts and sports right from the sidelines or center stage.
HBO GO and Netflix are available for Daydream users. While Google is saying the popular video streaming service will land on the headsets later this month or we can accept it until end of September.
A pack of new games also hit the Daydream VR. Games like action, shooter Gunjack-2: End of shift, psychological horrorfest Layers of Fear: Solitude, reverse-dungeon crawler Underworld Overlord, magic battler Wands, and LEGO BrickHeadz Builder VR – a Daydream-exclusive building game starring everyone’s favorite plastic bricks/unintentional caltrops.
How to get Daydream?
All three colors of Daydream is available online at Google Play store in the US, UK, and Australia for $79/£69/AU$119 respectively. Google is also planning to bring the view to Verizon and Best Buy Location in US and Car phone warehouse in the UK.
To use Daydream, you will still need a supported daydream phone to power your headset. Only Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL are supported with Daydream.
Daydream VR Controller:
Aside from the Google Daydream requiring an Android N smartphone, Google has also made it clear that they will only allow devices to use the company’s new VR ecosystem if they accommodate for its accompanying motion controller. The small, simple device allows users to effectively browse various apps and play games using a Daydream headset, with it operating much more like a laser pointer when compared with the other VR controllers that have gone to market.
Daydream Release date:
Google has stated that its own Daydream headset will launch in the autumn, which means it could make its way to retail at any point between the tail-end of September. The Google Daydream headsets produced by manufacturers such as Samsung and HTC will arrive at much later dates, given that a new wave of Android N smartphones first needs to be released.
The Nexus 6P is the first device to be capable of running Daydream, with it supporting the upcoming Android VR mode that is set to be integrated into Android N.
Many prominent smartphone developers have already pledged to create devices able to support Android VR in the next wave of Android N devices, including Samsung, HTC, Huawei, LG, Alcatel, ZTE, Xiaomi, and Asus. Google has made Android VR comparability a requirement for utilizing Daydream, with it requiring its own set of sensors and screens capable of taking advantage of the new platform.