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Virtual Reality (VR) is widely regarded as the next big thing in smartphone space. We have already seen some incredible efforts from brands such as Oculus and Steam to deliver an immense experience with their VR headsets.
In the same process, Google, the search giant also stepped into this bandwagon. Google, at the launch of their Pixel smartphones, have introduced an all-new 'Google Daydream VR' headset, which by far is well received by audience all over the world. Here's everything you need to know about the Google's Daydream project and how it can take on the virtual reality technology.
What is Google Daydream?
The first question that comes to mind is the when someone speaks about Google Daydream is: What is it? Here's the answer to this question. Google's new Daydream project fulfills the company's aim of building a virtual reality scheme and Google officially manage the software and hardware of the product, thus managing to create a complete virtual reality platform.
Several smartphone brands have already announced and released their own VR headset's, but none of them are quite useful on the mobile market. But, Google's Daydream has been entirely satisfactory, and several users all over the country are waiting to grab one.
How the Google Daydream works?
The Google Daydream has three essential aspects: VR headset and motion controller and a smartphone which has support for Daydream. As of now, there is not much for the Daydream project, as Google's Daydream VR headset is the only headset available in the market right now to support Daydream.
Nevertheless, Google has released a reference design of their VR headset, so that every other manufacturer can release their VR headsets.
So, all you need is a Google VR headset (comes bundled with motion controller as well) and the Daydream supported smartphone. And, you're right to go. As said earlier, application developers are already releasing their apps in support with the Google Daydream. We'll get back to this in our next section.
Google Daydream Compatible Smartphones
Currently, this is the only drawback with the Google's Daydream project. The Google Pixel and Pixel XL are the only phones to support the Google's Daydream project for now. It is worth noticing that Motorola's Moto Z and Z Force are also getting the Daydream features with the Android 7.1 Nougat update.
Additionally, if a manufacturer releases their smartphone with support for Daydream, Google has to approve it separately. But, there are several other smartphones with powerful hardware sufficient enough to support Google Daydream, they additionally require Google's permission to feature the service in the final release.
Google Daydream Supported Apps and Games
Google's Daydream project is live with the Android 7.1 Nougat update. As we already know that Google pushed the API Level 25 to GITHUB, developers started working on the applications which support the Daydream.
Firstly, you need to download the Google Daydream app from the Google Play Store and browse through all the apps and games that have support for Google Daydream. As of now, Google Play Store have more than 50 apps and games that support Daydream and the pool will be increasing in coming days.