Google always gets involved with new technologies. It plays a lot with them in the labs from crazy glasses to internet providing balloons. The tech company like the others is now officially entering into the Virtual Reality (VR) market.
Google Daydream is a premium device, high-quality VR project that is announced a few months back. Google is also developing interactive and intelligent VR headsets as part of this and here is everything you need to know about Daydream.
Announced last year at the Google I/O conference, Daydream wants to bring VR into your smartphones like a feature of the device itself. This differentiates Daydream from all the VR headsets that just split the video, uses two lenses and make you feel you are there.
The VR feeling is same but with Daydream it will be more premium and intelligent. Before you raise your hopes on this, a small warning. At present, Daydream is only available to limited smartphones and also only for Android. Here are the devices that support Daydream:
- Pixel XL
- Moto Z
- Moto Z Force
- Huawei Mate 9 Pro
- ZTE Axon 7
- Samsung S8 and S8+ (coming soon)
- Asus Zenfone AR (coming soon)
Here are the key features of the Daydream headsets:
- Simple, High-quality Virtual Reality
- Easy to wear with soft and wearable design
- Made with breathable fabric
- Available in three colors - Slate, Snow, and Crimson
- A washable and removable face pad
- An easy to use, small controller
- Multiple sensors embedded for excellent tracking
- World sense technology
There is a wide range of entertainment sources available as it is Google here we are talking about. With movies, games and other interactive experiences, Google Daydream will promise a lot for its user base. Here is some major apps hat support Daydream:
- Games - Some of the famous games are Hungry Shark, Need for Speed, Poly runner, Gun Jack 2 etc.
- Video - YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, HBO Go etc.
- Apps - Google Photos, Street View, Arts and Culture, The Guardian, WSJ
Daydream VR may only support high-end smartphones and Google is also planning to release standalone VR headsets to improve its chance in the market. The Daydream VR costs around $ 79 and in India, the starting price of the headset is about 9000 INR.
Daydream VR is not everyone's cup of tea. These headsets made just for entertainment may cost more due to their design processes and the premium features. But if you just want to use VR headset for 360-degree videos, then it is better to go with the low-end headsets. Maybe, a more budget version of Daydream VR headsets may hit the markets soon.