VIRTUAL REALITY Posts on XDA

Google is Working on a VR Recovery for Standalone VR Headsets

If you've ever dabbled in the world of custom ROMs and kernels, you're probably somewhat familiar with the custom recovery called TWRP. But devices with unlocked bootloaders aren't the only runs that have a recovery mode, in fact, every Android device has a built-in recovery interface, though the options are usually incredibly limited. Even Android...

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...

Sony No Longer Looking to Win the Handset Game, has Targets Set on What Comes Next

Sony's recent flagship, the Xperia XZ Premium, is a device that gets discussed less than other stalwarts like Samsung's Galaxy S8 and LG's G5. Despite packing in some impressive specifications, smartphones from Sony often lose out because they tend to be priced higher than the competition. It is this pricing and positioning that has led many to...

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...

WebVR and GamePad APIs are Available in Android’s Chrome 56 Beta Channel

If there's any technology that best characterizes 2016, it would be Virtual Reality. Virtual Reality has moved beyond expensive headsets tied to your computer to more affordable solutions that couple with your smartphone. VR content has similarly seen an explosion in availability, and we're seeing companies working hard to bring VR content to the web thanks to...

Google, Samsung, Sony and More Form a VR Association

VR used to be an enthusiast's dream, but we're getting closer to the point where it's going to become mainstream. There are still some hurdles that need to be fixed, but companies like Google and Samsung are making VR accessible to more people than ever before. With it being such an early stage for VR though,...

A Look at What Has Changed from the Snapdragon 820 to the Snapdragon 821 in the Google Pixel Phones

We reached out to Qualcomm to get a better look at the Snapdragon 821 processor that is making an appearance in the upcoming Google Pixel and Pixel XL, the Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe, the Xiaomi Mi 5s, and the LeEco Le Pro 3. With the Snapdragon 821 in the Pixel phones running at the same clock speed as the regular...

Samsung is Waiting to See How the VR Market Develops

Samsung is satisfied with the progress they've made in the mobile VR space thanks to the Gear VR for the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series. However, they do realize that the display technology isn't quite there yet and this is why they've been holding back on releasing a standalone VR headset. The company also...

[INTERVIEW] AMD’s Daryl Sartain: Virtual Reality Just Getting Started

(Article has been updated with a link to an interview that relates to comments made during this interview.) In late April AMD Director of VR and chairman of the Virutal Reality Advisory Council Daryl Sartain came to Chicago for a speaking engagement. I was able to speak with him shortly after his arrival about Virtual Reality,...

OnePlus 3 Specs Registered, New Pebbles Kickstarting Now, Project Ara Alive!

The OnePlus 3 has been registered with China's TENAA. Project Ara is not dead and is getting closer to release! Pebble has launched a Kickstarter for the Pebble 2, Pebble Time 2 and Pebble Core! Those stories and more are talked about by TK as he covers the news from the week ending May 27, 2016...

Google Announces Allo-Duo, Google Home and More at I/O 2016!

Google announced Allo and Duo, Google Home and more at I/O 2016! Google talked about Virtual Reality and Android Wear! Those stories and more are talked about by TK as he covers the news from the week ending May 20, 2016 at XDA-Developer.com. Check out this video! Be sure to check out other great XDA TV...

Huawei Launches its Own Virtual Reality Headset: Huawei VR

After smartphones, tablets and smartwatches, Virtual Reality seems to be the next big thing. The VR space is recently getting a lot of attention, with all prominent players announcing their involvement in one form or the other. You have HTC's Vive, Facebook's Oculus Rift, Samsung's Gear VR, Google's simplistic take with Google Cardboard and even XDA's...