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Google Cardboard compatibility coming to Daydream View

Google’s Cardboard app could soon be compatible with its new Daydream View VR headset, which launches today.

Published onNovember 10, 2016


Google’s Cardboard app may soon be compatible with its new Daydream View VR headset, a new report suggests. When testing Cardboard app with the Daydream View, which will be officially released today, the folks at Ausdroid discovered that the Cardboard app recognised that the headset was connected but that it wasn’t yet functional.

Though the Cardboard app asked if the Daydream View headset was in use, it did not identify the View’s controller input, meaning that interaction within the app wasn’t possible.

When Ausdroid reached out to Google concerning the matter, the response was that Google’s VR team is working on Daydream View support for Google Cardboard and that the Google VR SDK will be available in the coming weeks. The SDK would also feature a new API that allows Daydream controller to act as the Cardboard button, allowing in-app items to be selected.

Google Daydream View hands on

The Google Daydream VR is $79 headset and controller compatible with Google’s Pixel smartphones, the ASUS Zenfone 3 Deluxe and several other Daydream-ready handsets, with more to follow in future.

If you’re interested in picking up a Daydream View, be sure to check out our hands-on thoughts with it at the link above.

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