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Google lifts developer restrictions for Daydream VR

Google lifts developer restrictions for Daydream VR

Google has lifted its restrictions on who can develop for its fledgling Daydream VR platform by opening up the mobile device to all and sundry wishing to submit an app or experience for consideration.

The move to broaden the Daydream developer tent follows the expiration of launch restrictions which limited content to a chosen few developers as Google found its feet with the new system.

Now anyone can have a punt with Google sharing key technical stipulations related to user comfort including a user controlled camera and stable horizon.

In addition to broadening its stable of development partners Google is also seeking to increase its user base by growing the range of compatible phones, currently limited to the Google Pixel and Pixel XL.

The move comes as Google seeks to see off competition from Samsung’s Gear VR in the virtual reality space, which has had a year’s head start to build content.

Google is catching up fast however, securing the first ever Oscar nod for a VR film yesterday.

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