The future is now, and if there are two concepts that make the future of our mobile devices those are virtual reality and augmented reality. Two emerging technologies and that they are here to stay in a market hungry for new blood, new ideas…
Were many voices who had spoken of a turning point in the meteoric evolution of smartphones, but the truth is that the only thing that has stopped is the search for a satisfactory user experience regardless of the price of the phone, as innovation continues now with the new realities that our smartphones Android we are discovering.
They mark the path of Google to the AR and the VR Daydream and Project Tango, and could not spend much more time without bring you this list of all compatible devices with the new technologies of virtual reality and reality of Google.
Daydream, the virtual reality ‘by Google’
Daydream isn’t the first platform of virtual reality of the market, nor is it the first foray of Google in the VR, we saw in the past to Cardboard and its various implementations by making an appearance.
However, Daydream is the big push of the Mountain View giant to virtual reality, and is this Android-based platform promises much precisely by its base, and because this requires access to the entire catalog and potential of Google’s mobile operating system.
That Yes, in order to use Daydream devices must pass the exam of the guys from the search engine, and these are devices which to date they have the label ‘ Daydream ready’:
Obviously, the range of smartphones Google Pixel in all its versions, both 5-inch model and 5.5 are compatible with Daydream VR and come with preinstalled service factory in your firmware.
These phones also premiered the smartphones ‘made by Google’ lines, although they are really designed with the help of HTC based on a hardware that seeks the best specifications of the market: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, 4 GB of RAM memory, AMOLED panel, etc..
However, to ensure the best experience in reality virtual are needed many pixels, and the smallest model only offers resolution FullHD 1. 080p by matrix QHD 1. 440p Yes Pixel XL mounts. The bad thing is that they are not available yet in our markets, but both offer a very accurate head tracking and an improved compatibility with VR Daydream View sunglasses.
The second smartphone to receive the seal ‘ Daydream ready’ also has a heritage of Google, even if it is only reminiscent of that Motorola that the Californian giant bought for then leave it in the hands of Lenovo.
The truth is that the bike Z Service Pure Google experience in your software and that benefits you in this case, because both the own bike Z and their American versions Z Moto Droid and Droid Moto Z Force are compatible with Daydream once updated to 7.0 Android Nougat.
It is of the range higher than the new bike by Lenovo, with panel QHD AMOLED 1. 440p and Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset, as well as 4 GB of RAM memory and compatibility with the bike Mods, which even you will set up an extra battery to use Daydream for much longer.
HUAWEI MATE 9 PRO and Matt 9 PORSCHE DESIGN
While in Spain we have already been tested to Huawei Matt 9, the truth is that the new number one of our smartphone market has this year a high range so large that it becomes difficult to know which or which are really its range stops.
If we had to choose some surely Huawei Mate 9 Pro and prohibitive model Porsche Desing of Matt 9 would be the Palm, and those are the two models of Huawei will receive full compatibility with Daydream once upgrade to 7.0 Android Nougat.
It’s the two smartphones with Huawei curved AMOLED Panel, with 5.5 inches and resolution QHD 1. 440p, encouraged also by the latest chipset from the House, HiSilicon Kirin 960 with 6 GB of RAM.
ZTE 7 AXON
China ZTE neither wanted to get off the train in new technologies of Google, and also permitted the luxury of announce that its ZTE Axon 7, most advanced terminal of the brand to date, compatible with Daydream VR when you upgrade to 7.0 Android Nougat.
That seems as a prerequisite for all who want to support the experience of virtual reality of Google, and also ZTE aims both of having been the first manufacturer to apply the label ‘ Daydream ready’.
The Axon 7 is a smartphone with AMOLED Panel of 5.5 inches and resolution QHD 1. 440p, the minimum acceptable for a pleasant experience with the VR, animated by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 and 4 GB of RAM.
Project Tango, the reality of the future…
The future is now. So we began this article, with the same phrase, and it is the most famous project of the most famous laboratory of Google certainly anticipate us the future potential of our mobile devices to become more and more impresincidibles in our lives.
The ATAP Google showed us Tango Project a few years ago, but we had to wait until end of 2016 and 2017 early on the market the first smartphones compatible with this spatial intelligence technology for devices from Google.
For Yes, Project Tango promises to provide our mobile devices, thanks to a system of cameras, of ability to understand space as a human would do, Recognizing objects and environments to grow experience of real increased to almost infinite possibilities.
And which phones are compatible with Project Tango, as very few so far, but surely the list will grow with the passage of time:
ASUS ZENFONE AR
Presented a few days ago in the 2017 CES in Las Vegas, is the latest to reach this cast even though we have had to place it first, then the ASUS Zenfone AR is the first smartphone compatible with Project Tango and Daydream VR.
It’s the more serious commitment of ASUS in its history, or at least the most risky and innovative after Transformer tablets, and here we hope you with open arms to immerse us in the experience of the new virtual and augmented realities that Android smartphones offer us. Zenfone AR has everything to enjoy them.
It’s a high-end terminal, with panel 5.7 AMOLED pugladas and resolution QHD 1. 440p, Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset, up to 8 GB of RAM according to settings and sound Dolby DTS to accompany the three Project Tango camera system depth.
LENOVO PHAB 2 PRO
When Google announced the opening of the Project Tango program developers and partners, Lenovo was the most enthusiastic manufacturer and which put more effort when working with the new technology of the giant Mountain View.
Thus, it is logical that the huge Lenovo Phab 2 Pro has been the first smartphone in the world compatible with Project Tango Thanks to the three Chamber system with sensors, depth and its software, which allows, for example, play with a virtual pet, measure objects or even see the aspect that will have a new piece of furniture in your living room.
Phab 2 Pro is not a smartphone for everyone, with its Panel of 6.4 inches and resolution QHD 1. 440p, encouraged by a more modest chipset as the 625 Snapdragon from Qualcomm. Has 4 GB of RAM and a great 4.050 mAh battery, and can be purchased by 499 euros.