Google had announced the Daydream VR in the last I/O and ever since they have been pretty much mum on the same. However, today, at the ongoing I/O Google has announced that Samsung Galaxy S8 and the S8 Plus will be getting the DayDream feature via a software update. Interestingly Google is also readying a standalone VR headset that will be released later this year. The standalone VR will come with everything built in and will not require a smartphone or a computer to power the same. The VR uses sensors on the device and can detect items in a 3D spatial arrangement.
The tracking has been apparently improved with the Word sense and Qualcomm has also prepared a blueprint for OEM’s to implement the DayDream. Google has also partnered with HTC and Lenovo for the same. In related news, Google is also coming up with the second iteration of the Tango-enabled phone, the Asus Zenfone AR.
Also showcased was the Visual Positioning System, a sensing technology that remembers the position of things indoors and works in conjunction with the Google Maps. Armed with this technology one can find the exact position of things with accuracy in cms. Next time you want to search for that weird looking mobile case simply let the phone search it for you at the store.
Google is also adding VR and AR support for the Google Expedition, its initiative for the Education sector. This is something that is expected to help the students learn better in an intuitive environment. Also the with the TensorFlow research cloud Google is giving access for resourced to the universities.