Google’s VR Platform is Extending its Support to Android Partners

Technology - Pavan Pandey - Jan 06,2017

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google vr platform is extending its support to android partners

During a series of announcements at CES Tech Show in Las Vegas, Google Inc. confirmed that its VR platform Daydream is expanding support to its android partners.

Search engine giant Google Inc. is officially welcoming four new Android smartphones into the Daydream fold. The Daydream platform is increasing support to the Porsche Design Mate 9, the Huawei Mate 9 Pro, ASUS ZenFone AR as well as the ZTE Axon 7.

Google has been trying to place the massive network of smartphones running its Android operating system (OS) for virtual reality and augmented reality, known as VR and AR, fields that many in the technology industry say are composed to go mainstream after years of niche appeal.

On Thursday, Chinese telecommunication equipment company, Huawei Technologies announced that it will present two mobile phones that will work with Daydream View.

Meanwhile, Taiwan’s multinational computer hardware company, ASUS Tek Computer Inc. proclaimed that it’s latest android phone ‘ZenFone AR’ will be the world’s first smartphone that will support both Google’s Daydream and Tango software for AR.

In addition to supporting VR platform Daydream, Huawei Technology co., said that company is exploring chances for Tango with Google. Tango is a thrilling new AR technology that changes the way user interrelate with the world and increases users’ vision.

At the CES Tech Show, ASUS’s head of marketing for mobile products, Erik Hermanson, said that this is the subsequent wave of technology that is surely going to get customers thrilled about smartphones.

Vice president for VR at Google, Mr, Amit Singh, said during the press briefing that the company is waiting for app developers to indeed use the platform Daydream for what it’s for.