|Type||Virtual reality platform|
|Release date||November 10, 2016|
|Introductory price||Daydream View first-gen: US$79
Daydream View second-gen: US$99
|Operating system||Native: Android (Nougat and up)|
|Dimensions||Daydream View first-gen: 6.6 in × 4.2 in × 3.8 in (168 mm × 107 mm × 97 mm)
Daydream View second-gen: 6.6 in × 4.6 in × 3.9 in (168 mm × 117 mm × 99 mm)
Daydream is a virtual reality (VR) platform developed by Google that is built into the Android mobile operating system (versions "Nougat" 7.1 and later). Compatible phones that follow the platform's software and hardware specifications (and are thus designated "Daydream-ready") are used in the Google Daydream View VR headset. The Daydream platform was announced at the Google I/O developer conference in May 2016, with the first VR headset released on November 10, 2016. Daydream is the company's second VR platform following Google Cardboard, which was a low-cost system intended to encourage interest in VR and was built into compatible mobile apps rather than the operating system itself.
It is not to be confused with the "Daydream" screensaver feature that had been introduced with Android 4.2 in 2012 and was renamed to "screen saver" after the 2016 launch of the VR platform.
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