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Google’s Daydream virtual reality development kit is now available

Google’s Daydream VR platform SDK, the company’s new Android VR platform announced back at I/O 2016, is now available to developers.

After spending a few months in beta, Google’s VR SDK has made it to version 1.0 and is now available to download, giving developers the ability to integrate asynchronous reprojection, high-fidelity spatialized audio, and new input from Daydream’s controller.

Google is also offering Unity and Unreal integration for VR experiences right out of the box.

Daydream-ready phones and headsets are set to release this Fall. Currently, the ZTE Axon 7 and Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe are the only devices released so far that are Daydream-certified  ZTE Axon 7 and ASUS Zenfone 3 Deluxe. Minimum Daydream specifications include a Snapdragon 820 SoC, 4GB of RAM, 1920 x 1080 pixel OLED display and Android 7.0 Nougat.

Developers can also signup for Google’s Daydream Access Program in order to get access to frequent updates about the new platform directly from Google engineers. It’s expected that Google will reveal more about its future plans for Daydream.

Related: Google’s Daydream is poised to bring VR to the masses

[source]Google[/source][via]Android Authority[/via]