To make its debut on the VR and AR market, Google has recently published Google Daydream in Play Store. Users will now be able to download the application for free and user their VR-ready handsets to explored various VR-based applications.
Although the project was on the table since May, Google has decided to postpone the launch of Daydream until last week. Of course, with worthy adversaries such as HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Samsung Gear VR, Google has a lot of ground to cover.
Another great piece of news is that the company has started shipping the compatible VR headsets. So, if you’ve gone ahead and pre-ordered your very own Google VR gear, the chances are that they will arrive to you in a few days.
Now, before going ahead and downloading the application from Google’s Play Store, there are a few things that you should know. First of all, Google Daydream is not for everyone. What we’ve meant to say is that the application currently works with only two Google handsets – the Pixel and the Pixel XL.
So, even though you have a VR-ready handset, Google Play Store will not allow you to download the application, and will display the message: “your handset is not compatible with this application.”
But if you are the proud owner of a Google handset, then you’re all set to being your Google Daydream experience. So, what can you do with Google Daydream?
The application lets you explore and interact with amazing VR-generated worlds. Use your Google handset and the VR gear to explore the surface of Mars, visit museums, and explore the deep sea.
If you are a cinematics aficionado, then Daydream can become your personal cinema. Watch movies in 1080p quality, and experience the adventure as though you are part of the movie.
In addition, Google Daydream also feature a rich games library. Users will now be able to take full control of their VR headset and remote control and engage in fun and challenging activities.
As we’ve mentioned before, the application is free, but you’ll need to buy Google’s VR headset and have a Daydream-compatible handset from Google in order to run it. Fortunately, the Daydream Viewer (that’s the name of the VR) headset costs only $79.00 (shipping fees not included) and can be ordered from Google Store.
Alternatively, you can pre-order your Daydream Viewer from Verizon’s store.
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