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Published on : May 20, 2016

Virtual reality has been the talk of the town for quite a while now. Not in the sense that it is a fictional piece of literature, but an actually tangible technological advancement that can have utilities in everyday life. Here are two technologies that could take it to the next level, and soon.

Google Daydream
The Google Cardboard was launched in 2014 was a promising and ridiculously cheap option to the Oculus Rift. Cardboard continued to be a corny virtual reality experience headset that Google even dished out with one Sunday issue of New York Times. This low-tech gimmicky piece of entertainment is now showing signs of exceeding expectations as Google plans to evolve its virtual reality segment into a higher form. Enter Google Daydream, a high tech virtual reality initiative that uses the Android systems. Although expected to be the successor to Google Cardboard, the Daydream will be nothing like it. It is expected to run only on newer smartphones that will be certified by Google for use with the Daydream. The new virtual reality project will need modern phones that make use of super sharp screens and sensors that will be used to track the users head movements to a highly accurate level. The new headsets will even come with motion controllers that will be effective in using the all new Android OS. The new OS, titled Android N by beta users will be usable on the new VR headset.

IMAX and Virtual Reality
IMAX has always been famous for its massive movie screens and high definition sound systems in theaters. They are now trying to take a step forward in the realm of virtual reality. By the end of 2016, the company is expecting to launch its all new virtual reality experience project. The company had announced its plans recently after it had tied up with Google’s plans to create new virtual reality headsets. They have said that the new headset will be commercially available in 18 months.