The buzz of the year Google Daydream which is google VR platform is being tested to the core before it is launched. Apart from Google’s internal developers, the smartphone users enthusiastic to be a part of running the show are those who own a Nexus 6P and are open to join Android Beta program.
For people who cannot afford VR experiences of Oculus Rift or HTC Vive, can live it through Daydream. Till now only Samsung, Alcatel, Asus, HTC, LG, Xiaomi and ZTE have confirmed that they will be launching Daydream compatible devices in fall. We can only speculate Daydream’s price between that of Gear VR (100$) and Oculus Rift (600$) considering the fact that Daydream is a standalone device and calls for this price.
Daydream being google cardboard’s superior version, brings users in proximity of a completely different low-cost high quality virtual reality experience. even Huawei who is the manufacturer of nexus 6p has confirmed that Daydream compatible devices will be launched in Fall this year. Daydream will not only support games but movies too.
Google’s confirmation conveys that Daydream will also be compatible with Project Tango enabled phones. Daydream also comes with intelligent android N which can harbor several elements its user interface into the VR platform.
Daydreams performance can be defined as between Gear VR and Oculus Rift. Although the actual performance will depend on the phone that is empowering the VR. The features that have been revealed by google are those about its controller that contains a clickable touchpad, an app button and a home button.
Daydream is an important launch in the world of virtual reality since it is expected to give the market a push since there is a huge demand for a VR platform that works. Although there are somethings that google still needs to work on. All that the VR headset makers just need to add some more sensors in place of wires to make the currently present VR devices completely wireless. One more disadvantage that Daydream will face is the fact that it is incompatible with iOS AND Google doesn’t even has foreseeable plans in near future to integrate it for iOS users.
With all these qualities Google Daydream no doubt is a fierce rival to Gear VR and Oculus Rift. Let us see who wins the war and prevails the fight.