Daydream Believer: LG, Samsung and Xiaomi said to be among Android manufacturers building VR phones

This is not a Daydream; Google introduces its new VR platform at Google I/O this afternoon

This is not a Daydream; Google introduces its new VR platform at Google I/O this afternoon


Earlier today we told you about the introduction of Daydream, Google's new platform for VR. Daydream will be a part of the new "N" build of Android, and will lead to standards that developers, manufacturers and others will have to stick to resulting in a higher quality VR experience for Android users. Daydream was unveiled during Google I/O this afternoon.

Now comes word that some Android manufacturers like Samsung, HTC, LG, Xiaomi Huawei, ZTE, Asus and Alcatel will be releasing new VR phones. Some of these models will be available by this fall. If Daydream is installed in these handsets, that means that they will be powered by Android N. While Google didn't reveal any of its new standards, it has reportedly been able to get latency under 20 milliseconds.

Google will also be giving third party manufacturers interested in building a Daydream enabled VR headset, a reference design (no, it won't be Google Cardboard). The first of these third-party headsets should also be ready by the fall. In addition, Google plans on updating a myriad of its apps such as Google Play, Street View, Google Photos and YouTube to make them more VR-ready

Also supporting Daydream will be streaming content providers like Netflix, HBO and Hulu.. Big game companies like EA and Ubisoft, and video game firms like EA and Ubisoft are also on board.

source: Forbes

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3 Comments

1. pmugghc

Posts: 44; Member since: May 11, 2014

So Sony is missing from the list.

2. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Who cares lol

3. jm405

Posts: 81; Member since: Mar 22, 2016

If the rumors are true that the Note 6 will have a USB type c then that could be Samsung's first Daydream VR compatible phone with a new VR headset. It's a good segway to introducing USB type c gear vr headsets and a good way to minimize flack from people who just bought their gear vr to find out they can't use it with the new note. Good one Samsung....jerks. lol

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