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[Update: Rolling Out] ZTE will release an update to the Axon 7 to bring back Google Daydream VR support

Chinese electronics brand ZTE has a respectable presence in Europe and Asia because of the range of affordable smartphones that they release. Back in 2016, they released a smartphone that got the particular attention of smartphone enthusiasts: the ZTE Axon 7. The Axon 7 directly competed against the OnePlus 3/3T among enthusiasts with its front-facing...

Daydream VR gets See-Through Mode and support for any 2D Android Apps

Google's Daydream VR platform is not as popular as, say, Android, but it's a great alternative to the expensive PC rigs. The Lenovo Mirage Solo was launched earlier this year and it's one of the best standalone Daydream headsets you can buy. Today, Google has announced a few exciting new features for the device.See-Through ModeSee-Through...

VRidge 2.2 now supports Google Daydream, lets you play PC VR games

VRidge is a very cool tool that allows you to play SteamVR games without needing an expensive HTC Vive headset. Version 2.2 of VRidge makes it possible to play SteamVR games with the Google Daydream View, along with other standalone headsets. Version 2.2 supports the HTC Vive Focus, Oculus Go, Samsung Gear VR, and Google Daydream...

Test the VR Performance of Your Smartphone Using VRMark for Android

The slew of new device releases with their fancy new processors and ever-changing and ever-improving specifications can often confuse consumers on how well a device is expected to perform. With the recent push in VR and AR, these changing factors can have a significant impact on the user's mobile experience because of the intensive nature...

Qualcomm’s Second-Gen Spectra ISP Brings Massive Improvements to Smartphone Photography

At the Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit in Hawaii on Wednesday, Qualcomm finally took the wraps off its newest Snapdragon Mobile Platform: The Snapdragon 845. A crucial component of the new system-on-chip is the Spectra 280 Image Signal Processor (ISP), the co-processor that accelerates on-device processing. It's been redesigned from the ground up in the Snapdragon...

Google Daydream View is a Refreshed VR Headset for 2017, Priced at $99

Announced as part of Google's Keynote today, Google will be releasing a version 2.0 of its Daydream platform. According to Google Blog the updated Daydream View will be compatible with the recently announced Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL as well as any other Daydream-ready device, and will be priced at $99. The refreshed View...

Google Talks About VR Design in New Daydream Elements Update

When Google announced Daydream, many people questioned how long the company would actually support the platform. Google has lost interest in dozens of projects over the years and we even saw minimal effort put into the Google Cardboard platform. So far, it seems as if Google is doing a lot of work to help developers...

Qualcomm Spectra 2nd Generation Announced for 2018 Phone Cameras – Better Noise Reduction & EIS, Iris Scanning, AR

One of the most important features of a smartphone for many users is the camera, and the brain of those cameras is the Image Signal Processor (ISP). The ISP plays a critical role in image quality, autofocus speed, and almost every part of camera performance. Today, Qualcomm is announcing their next leap forward in the...

Daydream Support is Rolling Out to the Galaxy S8/S8+

We have a lot of different companies trying to solidify their foundation in the VR industry. From standalone units meant for the PC with products from Oculus and HTC, all the way down to cardboard viewers from some who are just wanting to use the platform for marketing. A lot of these platforms are trying...

How to set a Custom Screen Saver on Huawei and Honor devices running EMUI

Android 4.2 Jelly Bean introduced a feature called the daydream, which is essentially just an interactive screen saver that activates when the device is docked and/or charging. Third party developers can make their own screen savers which are accessible to the user in Settings → Display. Unfortunately, not every OEM allows their users to set...

A Summary of Google’s 101 Announcements at I/O 2017

The most anticipated event of the year for Android developers and Google fans is officially over. During the I/O 2017, Google announced many new features and improvements that should make their projects even better. Emily Wood, Google's Manager of Global Communication and Public Affairs, published a blog post with all 101 announcements that took place in...

Galaxy S8/S8 Plus and LG’s Next Flagship Receiving DayDream Support, Stand Alone Headsets Coming

At Google I/O 2017, the Mountain View giant has been announcing all sorts of new services, frameworks and products, from computer-vision assisted features to Android O design improvements and a juicy beta. DayDream was not left out, as the company aims to double-down on its Virtual Reality efforts to improve the experiences it provides. DayDream currently...