Google Daydream high-quality Virtual Reality platform for Android N announced at I/O 2016


Google at its annual developer conference (Google I/O 2016) in Mountain View announced a new VR platform dubbed ‘Daydream’, built for smartphones, headset & controllers, and apps.

The Google Daydream platform has been built for high-quality VR experience. For smartphones, the Daydream will work with Android N. For headsets & controllers, Google has shared a basic reference design with developers. The controller design by Google is simple with two clickable buttons and a swipe-able touchpad. Company claims that the controller is both “powerful and intuitive” and packs an orientation sensor that makes it work like a “magic”.

Explaining problems in the existing VR experience, Clay Bavor, VP, Virtual Reality at Google said that it needed a system that is capable of rendering images at a very high frame rate and resolution, and also to be able to minimize the motion to photon latency at the same time (which is basically the delay minimization between your head movement and the picture movement).


Bavor said that for now there will be VR optimized Daydream -ready smartphones that will deliver the experience and the first Daydream-ready smartphone will be the Google Nexus 6P. For now there are eight partners readying smartphones with Daydream. These initial partners announced by Google include Samsung, HTC, LG, Xiaomi, Huawei, ZTE, Asus, and Alcatel. Not just these, Google said that there will be several other smartphones ready this fall when the Daydream becomes available.


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