Not surprisingly, the Google Daydream VR app has not been supported since Android 11, marking the end of the line for the mobile reality virtual reality project that was first introduced in 2016.
The 2019 Pixel 4 did not work with the Daydream View headset, and Google will stop buying the same header at the same time, so there is no real hope that the platform will be supported to continue.
It is now valid: “Daydream VR software is no longer supported,” Google states in a supporting document. “You may be able to access the service, but will not receive any software updates or security.”
“Thank you for using Daydream View,” the supporting document continues. “The Daydream VR app is not supported by Google and may not work correctly on some devices running Android 11 or later.”
Google Daydream VR
While this does not mean that the Heads of Daydream View will end up working with the apps and games that are still in place, it looks strange that Android 11 will start with the smooth running of the Daydream VR app.
Like headsets such as the Gear VR from Samsung, the device with the Daydream View you put in your phone to provide screen and processing power. The principal is just a way to view the real-time virtual reality on your phone.
Nowadays technology has advanced to the stage where real heads like Oculus Quest 2 are all built, no phone is needed. At the moment, Google is not as fond of VR as it used to be.
Google and Apple are working hard to integrate real-world features into Android and iOS (mixing real-world and digital environments, which is a much bigger project than virtual reality at the moment to mobile devices.