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Daydream is a virtual reality VR platform developed by Google for Android Nougat, the seventh major version of the Android mobile operating system It was announced at the Google I/O developer conference in May 2016, with the first VR headset released on November 10, 2016

Contrasting from Google's first VR platform, Google Cardboard, Daydream is built into the Android operating system starting with the release of Android 71 Nougat The platform includes both software and hardware specifications, designating compatible phones "Daydream-ready"

Contents

  • 1 Hardware
    • 11 Phones
    • 12 Headset
    • 13 Controller
  • 2 Software
  • 3 References
  • 4 Links

Hardware

Phones

Daydream will only work on certain newer phones with specific components Google announced at the Google I/O conference that eight hardware partners will make Daydream-ready phones: Samsung, HTC, LG, Xiaomi, Huawei, ZTE, Asus and Alcatel Phones will dedicate processing power to the Daydream mode in order to reduce latency and prevent nausea

The following phones have been confirmed as Daydream-ready:

Daydream-compatible phones
Phone Manufacturer System-on-a-chip Date since Note
Axon 7 ZTE Snapdragon 820 July 27, 2016 First Daydream-ready phone
Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones Google manufactured by HTC Snapdragon 821 October 4, 2016
Moto Z and Moto Z Force Lenovo Snapdragon 820 Requires Android Nougat system update

Headset

An early representation of Google's design of a Daydream-compatible headset

The Google Daydream View was announced on October 4, 2016, as the first headset for Daydream Daydream-ready smartphones can be placed in the front compartment of the Daydream View and then viewed in VR through the Daydream View's two lenses The View distinguished itself from previous VR head mounts by being constructed out of a light-weight cloth material, as well as featuring capacitive nubs and an NFC chip to simplify the process of setting up virtual reality viewing

The Daydream View was released on November 10, 2016

The Daydream View launched in a "Slate" color option Two new color choices, "Crimson" and "Snow", became available on December 8, 2016

Controller

Daydream headsets are packaged with a wireless controller This controller can be used for interacting with the virtual world through button presses or through waving the device On-board sensors are used to track the orientation of the controller and approximate the position of the user's hand The Daydream View's controller can be stored inside the headset while not in use

Software

In May 2016 at the Google I/O developer conference, Google announced that a virtual reality VR mode called "Daydream" would be coming to the new version of its Android mobile operating system

The VR mode lets players use virtual reality apps, including YouTube, Google Maps Street View, Google Play Movies & TV, and Google Photos in an immersive view Third-party developers can also make VR apps, and Google recruited media companies like Netflix and Ubisoft for entertainment apps

References

  1. ^ a b c d Robertson, Adi; Miller, Ross May 18, 2016 "Daydream is Google's Android-powered VR platform" The Verge Retrieved May 18, 2016 
  2. ^ a b c d e Amadeo, Ron May 18, 2016 "Gear VRs for everyone! Google turns Android into a VR-ready OS: Daydream" Ars Technica Retrieved November 22, 2016 
  3. ^ a b Jazayeri, Mike November 1, 2016 "Daydream View coming to stores November 10th" Google Retrieved November 22, 2016 
  4. ^ Opam, Kwame May 18, 2016 "Samsung, HTC, Huawei, LG will build Android Daydream VR phones" The Verge Retrieved November 22, 2016 
  5. ^ Swider, Matt July 13, 2016 "ZTE Axon 7 release date and price put Google Daydream within reach" TechRadar Retrieved November 22, 2016 
  6. ^ Savov, Vlad October 4, 2016 "Pixel 'phone by Google' announced" The Verge Retrieved November 22, 2016 
  7. ^ Velazco, Chris October 4, 2016 "Google's Pixel and Pixel XL might make you forget those Nexuses" Engadget Retrieved November 22, 2016 
  8. ^ Steve, Billy November 21, 2016 "Moto Z and Moto Z Force will be Daydream compatible with Android Nougat upgrade" Engadget Retrieved November 22, 2016 
  9. ^ Carman, Ashley November 21, 2016 "Moto Z and Moto Z Force will be Daydream compatible with Android Nougat upgrade" The Verge Retrieved November 22, 2016 
  10. ^ Bavor, Clay October 4, 2016 "Daydream: Bringing high-quality VR to everyone" Google Retrieved November 22, 2016 
  11. ^ Roettgers, Janko October 3, 2016 "Google to Unveil First Daydream Virtual Reality Headset Tuesday, Likely Priced $79 EXCLUSIVE" Variety Retrieved November 22, 2016 
  12. ^ a b Robertson, Adi; Kastrenakes, Jacob October 4, 2016 "Google's Daydream View VR headset goes on sale next month for $79" The Verge Retrieved November 22, 2016 
  13. ^ Amadeo, Ron October 5, 2016 "Daydream VR hands-on: Google's "dumb" VR headset is actually very clever" Ars Technica Retrieved November 22, 2016 
  14. ^ Robertson, Adi November 1, 2016 "Google's Daydream VR headset is coming November 10th" The Verge Retrieved November 22, 2016 
  15. ^ Whitwam, Ryan December 1, 2016 "Google Daydream View headsets in Crimson and Snow colors available for pre-order, shipping on December 8th" Android Police Retrieved December 1, 2016 

Links

  • Official Daydream homepage

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