Alphabet launched the Android Nougat 7.0 on schedule earlier this week and one of the newer features of the mobile operating system includes several options in regards to virtual reality. It then comes as no surprise that the Daydream VR system will be released in the “coming weeks”.
Google has already stated in the past that they have very big plans for their Daydream VR system. So far, the company has given us numerous hints in regards to VR gaming and video watching.
It is yet unknown if Google is working on their own virtual reality gaming experience or if a virtual reality movie of a show series is in the works under Alphabet’s flag. However, what is known is that the company is going to greater and greater lengths than ever before to promote its Daydream VR system.
One of the aforementioned lengths even involves promotional contracts with several YouTube celebrities. Among the listed names are Justine Ezarik, known to the Internet as iJustine, and Ethan and Grayson Dolan.
Google even guaranteed full compatibility between Android Nougat 7.0 devices and Daydream VR. The new guarantee contradicts a statement issued by Google in May 2016. At that time, the company stated that the Daydream VR system would be too advanced to be compatible with the flaghship smartphones of 2016.
Daydream VR, Google’s First Official Step Into Virtual Reality
One of the reasons why Google is not yet giving out any details in regards to any of the VR projects that the company is undertaking has to do with the fact that this is Google’s first real major investment into the field of virtual reality.
Releasing any information ahead of time may result in an undesired reaction from fans seeing an unfinished product or may create a hype which will then not be met in full.
Nevertheless, as the launch date comes ever closer, more information comes to light.
So far, Google has dedicated six-figure numbers to individual gaming projects. Additionally for individual Internet and film-making, Google is also committing sums that vary between five and six figures.
It is yet unknown how many projects the company is currently working on at the same time. Once the Daydream VR system is officially released, projects are expected to be launched in waves covering the entire sale and holiday season.
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