Google Daydream is getting a big software update and its own VR web browser
Thursday, 18 May 2017 Google’s Daydream VR platform is getting its first major software revamp later this year, nudging the interface toward being a more full-featured operating system. The update, codenamed Daydream Euphrates, will roll out to all phones with Daydream support. As part of a larger move to support self-contained headsets that aren’t powered by phones, it will add a 2D panel that pops up on top of virtual environments, giving all users better access to normal Android functions in VR.
“The whole idea behind this is, we don't want to take you out of the VR experience if you need to check notifications or change a setting or pause or do whatever,” says Mike Jazayeri, the Daydream director of product management.
Daydream is Google's latest attempt to bring virtual reality to mobile devices and at Google IO 2017, the company announced some significant moves forward with the project. Daydream is definitely different from Google Cardboard -- the disposable VR headset that was aimed at getting people interested...