VIRTUAL REALITY Posts on XDA

Firefox Reality is a new web browser built for Oculus, Viveport, and Daydream VR

While it would appear that virtual reality has fallen off in popularity in recent years, companies are still putting a considerable amount of work into it. We've seen Google working on adding support for multiple controllers in a possible future hardware revision of the Google Daydream, and Qualcomm announced a chip earlier this year directly...

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...

Google Daydream could soon support multiple controllers

Google Daydream VR is Google’s virtual reality solution for mobile devices. What started as more of a cool tech demo has turned into a whole lot more, as it's a somewhat popular gaming platform now, too. Complete with Unity support, developers can develop games for it pretty easily. Interestingly, the changelog for the latest version of the...

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...

“Seurat”, Google’s tool to create high-fidelity mobile VR scenes, is now open source

Google has announced the open sourcing of its "Seurat" tool, which they revealed at last year's Google I/O. Seurat is a tool which can be used to create high-fidelity mobile virtual reality scenes, while also reducing the complexity and computing power required to run them. This meant that developers could squeeze more performance out of...

HTC Cancels Plans to Release Wireless VR Headset with Google in the USA

HTC's Vive-like VR headset based on Daydream for Android devices is said to have been cancelled for western markets, according to a report from TechCrunch. Supposedly made in partnership with Google and originally slated for a release at the end of 2017, the headset seems to have been dropped entirely, likely due to the changing climate...

Google Launches Resonance Audio SDK for Immersive Virtual Reality Positional Audio

We constantly use sound to help us navigate the world in ways that we often do not even realize, and as a result inaccurate positional audio is often one of the key factors that can break immersion with virtual reality (VR). Today, Google is announcing that they are taking steps to improve the quality and...

Test out new Virtual Reality Features in Google Chrome with this Flag

Basic virtual reality using a Google Daydream VR headset was added to Chrome 61 in the stable branch a few weeks ago without needing to enable any hidden toggles or flags. This meant simply visiting any VR enabled website with a VR device connected would allow you to make use of virtual reality features offered...

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...

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...