Google Daydream is dead, Android 11 removes support

After announcing its Daydream VR project in 2016, Google finally went ahead and discontinued it. As part of the Daydream project, Google also announced the View headset which was launched in India in 2017.

However, the platform failed to get the kind of momentum that Google was hoping for, with developers not seeming very eager to build and then update apps for Daydream VR. Since then, the platform has gotten darker by the day, with even Google ditching support for its Play Movies & TV app for Daydream in June 2019.

And now, the company has carried out what many knew would happen: kill the platform altogether. The company confirmed that it will no longer update the software and said Daydream VR may not work on Android 11. However, despite Google having dropped support, there is still a chance that third-party apps may still work with the headset. Daydream VR – only the ones you already own.

Although VR technology has gained a lot of followers, Google’s Daydream VR has failed to create a buzz for itself. One of the main reasons for this appears to be the costs associated with the technology. This is because Daydream requires the purchase of a compatible headset and apps for home use only. However, since the launch of Daydream VR, we have seen many players enter the market with their own VR headsets. While some have closed their deals, others like Oculus have remained strong.

To remind our readers, the latest Daydream headset launched in India was the Daydream View VR headset which featured a cloth body. Daydream View comes with a motion controlled wand / controller that allows users to interact with VR simulations using their hand. Daydream View is a platform designed to deliver seamless VR experiences on mobile devices. It works using Daydream compatible headsets which must be paired with a Daydream supported smartphone.

Daydream is a platform designed to deliver seamless VR experiences on mobile devices.

News Underline:

  • The Daydream VR project started in 2016.
  • Google has discontinued support for Daydream VR.
  • Daydream is a platform for creating VR experiences.