Google has announced that the final version of Android N, which will release later this year will come with its own VR platform known as Daydream. Well most of the users who are familiar with Android might already know that the previous version of Android had Daydream feature which acted like a screensaver while charging your device but this time Google has named its VR platform as Daydream which will be a part of Android itself.
There will be a separate version of Daydream for Google Play Store which will feature VR ready apps like Google Street View, YouTube, Google Play Movies, Google Photos as well as games from EA and Ubisoft. In short, while you are in Daydream, your notification will be shown as a 3D cards(as shown above).
As stated by Google, phones that are capable of entering the the Daydream VR mode will be certified by them (Google), so we can expect phones from usual companies like Samsung, LG, HTC, Huawei, Xiaomi, ZTE as well as Alcatel and Asus. Users who are graced with Huawei Nexus 6P will count them as lucky since it’s already Daydream certified by Google.
The Daydream certified phones will have a latency of around 20ms, which will be achieved by the optimization of apps as well as the gathering of all the essential power from your handset’s CPU as well as GPU including a new graphic buffering system which will be used in VR mode. The VR headset is also considered as the successor of Google’s Cardboard, which was launched couple of years ago with the view of promoting the emerging market of VR.
Google showcased there reference model for a VR headset which looks comfortable for users to wear it for long time. It is rumored that Google will be partnering with companies to share its VR headsets, so Google won’t be launching its own VR headset. As stated, the VR headset will come with a remote control which is designed by Google, which will prove to be handy for users to detect when and how they wave in the air, as well will sync user’s hand movement to VR headset. Physically, the remote has two buttons and a touch pad.