At the Google I/O 2016 event, the Mountain View company unveiled its new virtual reality platform for the upcoming Android N mobile operating system. Google demoed a new reference VR headset, and a new interface for the system.
Google stated that OEMs such as Samsung, LG, ZTE, Alcatel and ASUS will start introducing Daydream certified smartphones later this year. To qualify for the certification, the smartphone should sport powerful mobile processors, orientation sensors, and low-latency screens.
Google’s new headset concept will be more comfortable than Google’s previous Cardboard design. Google also introduced a reference motion controller for OEMs. The VR system will be able to track the user’s head movement by the help of the phone sensors.
You will be able to play games, walk with Google street, watch YouTube and movies with the new VR platform. Expect smartphone makers to implement Google Daydream on their smartphone portfolio later this year. Check out the demo below: