It’s no coincidence that Google ditched the Daydream virtual reality platform. The mastodon of the Internet industry didn’t just lack the strength for it.
Daydream is a platform for working with virtual reality, which Google has been engaged in for a long time by today’s standards. The search giant presented the project at the 2016 Google I / O conference. The final point in the life of the technology turned out to be the end of 2020 – then the company launched Android 11 without support for Daydream VR. However, back in 2019, the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL were deprived of compatibility with the platform – in the same year, Google stopped selling the corresponding virtual reality kits. VR seemed like a prospect for the next couple of years, but no one needed it.
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It is worth recalling that the essence of Daydream was to use compatible virtual reality glasses (for example, Daydream View 2nd generation) together with a smartphone based on the Android operating system. Apparently, this was precisely the global problem of the platform. The press service of Google explained that users were not delighted with the fact that their mobile device could not be used while communicating with VR. Apparently, this was the problem under the first number and in the case of other solutions for exploring virtual reality – from Samsung and other companies.