Google has officially recognized the demise of its Daydream virtual reality platform, which added a large list of services and projects cancelled by Google itself. It should be noted that Google is not the only manufacturer that refused from further developments in virtual reality.
The report says that “Daydream application is no longer supported by Google and may not work properly on some devices running Android 11 and subsequent versions of the operating system. This means that devices that originally supported the platform and were upgraded to Android 11 will no longer run on Daydream. This includes phones such as Pixel 2 and Pixel 3. Last year’s Pixel 4 did not even support this platform, which was a clear sign that development would eventually stop.
It goes on to say that many third-party applications and Daydream features may still be available as standalone applications in the Google Play store. The report also says that the Daydream View headset used for viewing VR content is no longer available.
Google is not the only vendor that has abandoned further developments in virtual reality. Chinese production giant Xiaomi, which released a pair of virtual reality headsets, also gave up this direction.
If you are still interested in virtual reality, it is worth paying attention to a novelty company Oculus, owned by Facebook. More recently, the company announced Oculus Quest 2, a wireless VR headset for 299 dollars.