Google shed some light on their VR ambitions when the company announced the Daydream View at the last years I/O and had also announced the OEM’s who will partner with Google on the DayDream front. Google has finally announced the DayDream View in India at Rs 6,499. The DayDream View will be available exclusively on Flipkart starting today. Similar to Google’s first attempt at VR, the Cardboard, the Daydream View is not complicated, expensive and apparently delivers on its promises.
Currently Google Pixel, Pixel XL are DayDream ready while the same is expected to arrive soon on Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. Needless to say, the DayDream compatibility will soon be added to a majority of high-end premium phones and it won’t be surprising if the DayDream also makes it to midrange devices as well.
“Daydream View promises users a mesmerizing experience. Swim with a pod of dolphins, stand at the edge of a volcano and even visit Pluto with Daydream View. Users can teleport from virtually anywhere to pretty much everywhere. Our aim is to make the VR experience mobile so that customers can easily carry it anywhere with them. We at Google are also working with developers, smartphone companies, and content creators to make VR accessible to all”-Clay Bavor, VP Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, Google
The Google Daydream View will allow the users to experience a 360-degree panoramic view and will also get to watch their favorite shows on the virtual screen. The headset is made out of soft breathable fabric and is expected to fit all the sizes. On the ergonomics front, the soft fabric is expected to keep the users in comfort.
Yet another feature that separates the Google Daydream from other entry levelVR headsets is the controller. Yes with the controller one would be able to play immersive games and also respond to the scenes by using gestures. Google has also created an area within the headsets wherein you can store the controller.
That being said apart from the best part of the Daydream is the content. Google already offers a library of VR videos including the Bahubali experience, Taj Mahal, and Pyramids. Also, you can make use of the VR Keyboard app available on the Google Play Store for VR Typing.