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Google details Daydream, shows off slick new VR interface bundled in Android N

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Scott Siebenaler
May 19, 2016 23:18
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Among a number of massive Android and Google related announcements at the Google I/O Keynote, one raised more questions than it answered – Daydream.

LCD screens don t refresh fast enough, so when you spin your head the old image resides for a few milliseconds, enough to cause disassociation and dizziness.

Not every Android N device will be Daydream ready, but those that are will use some special software fixes to achieve results that are closer to those found on a PC, or the Samsung GearVR.

It s very much a group effort, with support for both Unity and Unreal Engine rolling out today.

The Daydream team has been working on everything from experiences to underlying performance, and everything they ve learned will be a part of the general knowledge base when designing for VR.

Google will release its own version of the headset and controller, while Samsung, HTC, Huawei, LG, ZTE, Asus, Alcatel, and Xiaomi have all pledged to release Daydream ready phones.

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