Daydream is dead: Google ends its virtual reality

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Virtual reality has been one of the icons of science fiction and of the future both in films and in commercial products, some of which we have been able to test in Spain.

However, in recent years we have seen how augmented reality has taken advantage of it. It is true that companies like FACEBOOK have opted for the first with the purchase of a giant like Oculus, but Mark Zuckerberg himself also wanted to bet on augmented reality.

This explains why Google has removed support for Google Daydream, its augmented reality platform, on Android 11.

Android 11 will not officially support Daydream

Daydream is dead: Google ends its virtual reality

It will be the current version of the system, Android 11, the first that will not have support for this platform and although some applications could work, Google has already made it clear that it will not worry about correcting problems.

In fact, many of your own apps have removed support for their virtual reality glasses, and some apps from independent developers have started to do the same.

Apple maintains its commitment to augmented reality

Daydream is dead: Google ends its virtual reality

The fact that Apple is betting heavily on augmented reality, as seen in the inclusion of elements such as the LIDAR radar of the iPad Pro 2020, makes us not rule out that Google wants to focus on something similar, or perhaps the Android mobile manufacturers themselves copy those of Cupertino on some smartphones or tablets.

In spite of everything, after the initial momentum, it seems that brands are taking these new technologies with some skepticism, something logical especially in a socio-economic context like the current one.

Meanwhile, we can only point one more project to the many that Google has killed since its founding.

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