Thursday, 23 November, 2017

Daydream standalone VR by Qualcomm

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Kayla Schwartz | 19 May, 2017, 23:08

It has also been confirmed that HTC and Qualcomm will be the two partners in this venture and they will work with Google in bringing out these standalone VR headsets. They will also let wearers use the headset while seated or standing.

Google has announced its plan to turn its Daydream VR into a new platform based on standalone headsets, equipped with positional tracking. The tracking system, called WorldSense, has 6 degrees-of-freedom so users can move about freely instead of more limited platforms like Cardboard and Daydream which only allow users to look around from a fixed point. Virtual spaceships can be enjoyed with friends' avatars at the same time. Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR or the HTC Vive have, but it's a step in the right direction. According to Google, the new engine will use simple tricks and some coding to render high-fidelity graphics to make VR more immersive and closer to reality. Google's current VR headset needs a smartphone to be attached in order for it to function, while the new one does not need any device to be attached for it to be fully functional, which means it will be completely standalone.

What do you think about these new capabilities?

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It is also clear that the actual hardware may be manufactured by individual companies licensed to use the Daydream platform and with the VR related chipset being supplied through Qualcomm. When you're done, you can go back to playing or viewing without disengaging from virtual reality. The update is Daydream 2.0 Euphrates, and it comes with a couple of features that users will surely appreciate.

One problem VR software makers have been trying to combat since virtual reality starting becoming more mainstream is the perception that it's a one-person affair. The update is codenamed Daydream Euphrates and it will be available to all phones with Daydream support later this year. "And, soon, you'll be able to watch YouTube videos in VR with other people and share the experience in the same virtual space". You will also be able to take a screenshot from the headset and share it on your social timeline. Google Cast is all well and good for when everyone's under the same roof.

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