Google is currently working on Android’s next operating system “N”. News collected from several sources claim that the second Android N Developer Preview bears references to VR Helper apps and VR Listener. This suggests a mobile-based VR platform on Android’s next software.
Android N is on its way and the second Developer Preview is under construction, aiming to transform your mobile experience. In a report unveiled by Ars Techina, the latest Beta OS contain apps for VR found under Setting-Apps. Click on the settings cog to access ‘Configure apps’ and then click on Special Access-VR Helper Services.
Under the Settings menu, you will find a permission warning clearly stating that a particular app can run using applications in virtual reality mode. There’s no doubt that virtual reality is coming to Android N Developer Preview, but it is still hard to guess how VR implementation in the software will look like, according to 9to5Google.
The last few months saw several rumors about Google’s plan to expand its virtual reality domain. An article recently published by the Wall Street Journal hinted at the search engine’s plan to develop a standalone VR headset that would function without a docked or connected smartphone.
Android Police, however, warns its readers to keep an eye for the new VR likely to be announced at the Google’s I/O developer conference. Right now, everyone is looking forward to the next preview release of Android N which will tuck in a host of new features.
The software includes a split-screen mode, 3D Touch Type pressure sensitivity, improvised emojis and a screen to help in multitasking. The first developer preview was released last month. If you have a recent Nexus device or Pixel C you can receive the software via over-the-air (OTA), reports The Verge. Keep checking this space to know when the next Beta version of Android N’s Developer preview releases.
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