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Google Chrome Gets VR Web Browsing Capabilities for Daydream, Starting with Chrome 61

It's pretty evident that Google is completely invested into making their Daydream VR platform a compelling alternative to other competing virtual reality platforms like Samsung's Gear VR. They eventually want most (if not all) Android flagship phones to be Daydream-certified in order to make Daydream the go-to virtual reality platform for Android devices. And with...

Google Daydream VR Certified Devices Can now Have Displays up to 6.3″

Some people feel that Google is too lenient when it comes to letting OEMs use the Android platform with services such as the Google Play Store. However, the company has an extensive list of requirements that smartphone manufacturers must follow called the Android Compatibility Definition Document. Along with keeping certain companies from abusing the platform,...

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...

Google Daydream Will Get A Big Update And Its own VR Web Browser

Google's virtual reality platform, Daydream VR, will get its first major software update. The update is codenamed Daydream Euphrates and it will be available to all phones with Daydream support later this year. One of the key changes will be an updated interface: Google wants Daydream VR to become more of a full-featured operating system. Daydream...

Google Talks About the Certification Process for Daydream at CES 2017

The virtual reality market has been booming in the past few months thanks to the success of the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Other companies are hoping to expand virtual reality to broader markets by introducing cheaper alternatives to the high-end, gaming centered VR products. Google debuted their Daydream VR platform last year at Google I/O...

ASUS Announces ZenFone AR and ZenFone 3 Zoom at CES 2017

Consumer Electronics Show, Las Vegas, Nevada. January 4th, 2017 at 11:30PM PST: At their Zennovation press event at CES 2017, ASUS unveiled two new smartphones -- the ZenFone AR and the ZenFone 3 Zoom. ASUS ZenFone AR The ZenFone AR (see: feature image) was the highlight of Zennovation this year as it is the world's first smartphone that...