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Google Daydream is a new Android powered VR platform

Google Cardboard is the easiest way to play with VR, and Google wants to continue working on virtual reality software. Google announced VR would come to Android N through a new platform named Daydream. Google has set specific specs for manufacturers to follow. OEMs such as Samsung, HTC, LG and others are all going to make VR-compatible phones coming later this year.


Android N full stack is optimized for VR, which makes having a mini Oculus Rift or HTC Vive on your phone. While Google won’t build it’s own VR headset the company is providing a reference unit for OEMs to reference. The new units will likely resemble a Google Cardboard or Gear VR, but they’ll be more powerful and cheaper.

Google’s developed the YouTube app from the ground up to work within a VR world, and they’ve built VR apps for Google Photos, Play Movies, and Street View. Google also partnered with  WSJ, New York Times, and HBO Now to bring their VR apps to Daydream.

The app will be available in the full along with Android N.

Tell us in the comments below what you think about Daydream, and if you’re excited for VR on Android N.