Google News And New VR180 Camera App To Add YouTube Integrations

Alfred Osborne
May 5, 2018

Everything you need to jump into VR is already built into the headset. Also in the "not cheap but available" category is the Lenovo Mirage Camera, the first camera for Google's VR180 platform.

This Google-made app is used to set up cameras like those announced by YI and Lenovo earlier this year. Its biggest highlight is WorldSense, the positional tracking tech that lets you walk around inside of a virtual world without external sensors. Although, you should probably not walk-that's risky in VR.

The headset has been created to offer comfort for long sessions within VR, and unlike the Oculus Go features inside-out positional tracking powered by WorldSense, which Bavor says offers PC-quality positional tracking without any needs for external sensors.

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The Lenovo Mirage Camera price is $299 (about £220, AU$400), which is comparable to many 360-degree cameras. Dual lenses provide a 180° x 180° FOV that should create a more realistic sense of depth and sharper content. YI's upcoming Horizon VR180 Camera features a swiveling screen, while Lenovo offers an LTE variant.

Google's Daydream VR library has over 350 games and apps. And anyone who knows they want both devices can also pick up a Solo + Camera bundle for a $50 discount on Amazon.

"There are a lot of Google services where you find news, and what they're trying to do is bring it all under one brand", a publishing executive told AdAge.

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