Back in May, Google announced that it was working with HTC and Lenovo on standalone headsets for their Daydream VR platform. The headsets would use Google’s WorldSense technology which allows positional tracking without any wires.
Google’s Daydream team has announced a new video format called VR180. It was designed to help make VR content even easier to create.
Google first introduced their VR platform Daydream back at Google I/O 2016 but it wasn’t available until the Pixel released and the Daydream View headset released last fall.
Now, Google has shared details about the upcoming Daydream 2.0 Euphrates at Google I/O 2017.
Google made a few announcements at their I/O 2017 keynote about Android, VR/AR, YouTube, Google Assistant and more.
And if you missed the keynote, here it is:
When Google first introduced their virtual reality platform back at Google I/O 2016, it showed that the company was serious about the new technology. The first headset that works with the Daydream VR platform is the Google Daydream View which isn’t like other headsets on the market.
Being different isn’t necessarily a bad thing, in the case of the Daydream View, it’s actually better that it’s different. I’ve been using the Daydream View for a few weeks and it’s easily one of the best phone-based VR systems I’ve used.
Google made quite a few announcements during their I/O 2016 keynote. From a new way to talk to Google to an Amazon Echo competitor called Google Home and of course a looking at upcoming versions of Android and Android Wear.
For those who might have missed the keynote:
Google also had the keynote available in 360 video: