Google’s new VR headset Daydream View is officially launching on November 10th. Right before the launch date, the company has been updating some of its core apps to bring an engaging VR experience. The latest update comes to Street View.
With the new update users will be able to make “curated virtual tours” of famous world locations like the Taj Mahal. Google says, there will be 150 virtual tours available to experience initially, with more to come.
Google has also launched a dedicated application called ‘Google VR Services’to provide virtual reality functionality for Daydream and Cardboard apps. This includes functions such as displaying notifications while in VR, pairing Daydream-ready headsets and controllers with Daydream-ready phone, and entering or exiting VR apps. Google says Daydream apps will only work with the ‘Google VR Services’ app installed.
Earlier in October a virtual keyboard for Daydream-ready phones was also released on Play Store. The app is used as on-screen virtual reality keyboard for text entry in Daydream’s VR applications. Virtual keyboard will be a core feature of Daydream View, and some applications will not work if users uninstall it.