The much anticipated Google’s Daydream VR platform made its debut at the Pixel launch event. Google has announced the Daydream VR project in I/O conference earlier this year.
Daydream is a new platform from Google for high-quality mobile Virtual Reality experience, which users can gain access to VR related content with their smartphones. The company has already announced the Daydream view specifically designed by Google in the form of a Daydream-ready headset and controller.
Google says that the headset powered by Android 7.0 Nougat and is made of soft, breathable fabric which is 30 percent lighter when compared to similar devices. On the other hand, Daydream controller lets users interact with the virtual world by making use of sensors which can understand user’s gestures and movements.
An auto-alignment system is enabled to the phone and headset. The VR headset rolls out with Daydream controller which slides right inside the headset when the device is not in use. It also supports the apps like Street View, Google Photos, Street View and YouTube.
Search engine Giant has reportedly partnered with HTC, Samsung, LG, Xiaomi, ZTE, Huawei, Asus, and Alcatel for manufacturing Daydream compatible smartphones. The company is also planning to pair up with more than 50 other companies later this year for games and apps.
Both the Daydream and Daydream View will be arriving into the market in November at Authorized Google stores and other retail traders across the U.S, U.K, Canada, Germany and Australia. The price range for this gadget from Google starts from $79.
Daydream View will be out for pre-order in U.S from 20 October at Google stores and Verizon.