Darshan Rana
Darshan Rana
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Darshan Rana

Friday 12 Jan 18 01:35:17 PM
Google and Lenovo announce first standalone Daydream headset
Google and Lenovo announce first standalone Daydream headset

During last summer, Tech-giant Google has announced a new video format to simplify the creation of virtual reality content named VR180. Now at CES-2018, they’ve partnered with Lenovo and Yi Technology to bring VR180 to consumer hardware in the form of a new Daydream headset and two VR cameras.

The class new headset, manufactured by Lenovo, is the Mirage Solo with Daydream, the first Daydream headset that works all on its own without the need to dock a smartphone. The Mirage Solo takes advantage of Google’s WorldSense motion tracking technology that Google characterizes as “PC-quality,” able to sense when a user does things like crouch, dodge, lean, take a step in any direction, or just tilt their head.

The headset runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and 4GB of RAM, so it’s in line with at least 2017’s flagship phones, and Lenovo claims it lasts up to seven hours on a charge. Neither Google nor Lenovo have announced the resolution of the headset’s display, though Qualcomm’s chip supports up to 1440p, like what you’d find in a phone with a quad-HD display.

(Source: Brinkwire.com)