Google is set to launch its own mobile VR platform this autumn.
Daydream will, according to vice president of virtual reality Clay Bavor, include “all the ingredients you need to create incredible, immersive VR experiences.”
Bavor said, “Over time, Daydream will encompass VR devices in many shapes and sizes. But for now, this is about how Daydream will enable high quality VR on Android smartphones.”
The multinational technology company has laid out a set of phone specifications for VR to qualify for ‘Daydream-ready’ status. This includes high-power mobile processors, fast-responding display capabilities and high performance sensors for optimum head tracking.
“There are going to be a lot of Daydream-ready phones,” explained Bavor. “In fact Samsung, Alcatel, Asus, Huawei, HTC, LG, Xiaomi, and ZTE all will have smartphones that are compatible with the Daydream-ready spec. Several will be available this fall.”
Various partners including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and CNN will bring ‘immersive applications to Daydream.