Google AR & VR Stories July 13

Just before I/O 2018, Google and Lenovo launched the first standalone Daydream headset with the Mirage Solo VR. We noted in our review that this impressive hardware is limited by the app ecosystem, but upcoming support for multiple controllers in Daydream might allow for more applications.

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Google AR & VR Stories June 15

Google releases Mac, Linux app for converting VR180 into standardized editing format

Just before I/O 2018, Google and Lenovo launched the first VR180 point-and-shoot with the Mirage Camera, while more devices are coming soon. The new format aims to be more realistic than 360° footage and to boost adoption Google today released a VR180 Creator app for desktop editing.

Google AR & VR Stories May 30

Beginning with Cardboard, Google has been keen on making virtual experiences, tours, and field trips available to a wide audience. Optimal for budget-conscious schools, Google last year launched Expeditions AR to allow for phone-based exploration. The app is exiting its pilot program and is now available for all Android and iOS users.

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Deal: Get Pixelbook at 25% off: $750!

Google AR & VR Stories May 22

Announced as a “secret project” last year, Google today unveiled a high-resolution OLED display that more than triples the pixels per inch (PPI) count of current consumer headsets from HTC and Oculus. Created in partnership with LG, this screen has a 1443 PPI, wide field-of-view, and is optimized for mobile augmented and virtual reality.

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Google AR & VR Stories May 18

After releasing the first standalone Daydream headset earlier this month, Google is now reportedly working on creating an augmented reality headset. Initial hardware specs surfaced today, but the software portion of this rumored device is still completely unknown.

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Google AR & VR Stories May 7

One of the more impressive developer announcements at I/O 2017 was related to standalone virtual reality. With Seurat, mobile VR headsets can handle high-fidelity graphics typically associated with full desktop rigs. Ahead of this year’s I/O, Google is open sourcing the technology.

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